Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

The Archdiocese of Brisbane holds that children, young people and vulnerable adults are a gift from God with an intrinsic right to dignity of life, respect and security from physical and emotional harm.

They are to be treasured, nurtured and safeguarded by all.

The Archdiocese has released the following documents to support Parishes with the implementation of the Safeguarding Policy. These documents include:

These documents work together to provide parish communities with all the necessary direction to implement the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Prevention and Protection Policy.

For further information please go to https://brisbanecatholic.org.au/support/safeguard/ 

Wiser People

In May, 2015 Fr Nacho proposed the concept of starting a group that would be responsible for organising social outings and events for the WISER PEOPLE. Initially this will occur on a monthly basis. The objective is to encourage parishioners to socialise with a cup of tea or an outing.

Further, at the gatherings the group plan future social and religious activities, as well as celebrating birthdays and anniversaries of marriage and of ordination

Children’s Liturgy

Every Sunday during the Sunday 9.30 am Mass children’s liturgy occurs. Children stay in church for opening prayer after which they move forward to the altar to receive a blessing from the priest. They are then led outside by a number of assisting parents to listen to the gospel of the day, discuss the reading, lead the intercessions, and then participate in a craft or theatre activity. After returning to the church before communion, they then come forward before closing prayer and present to the parishioners what they have learnt in some form of presentation (reading, song or play). All parish children love to participate in the liturgy and are encouraged to do so.

Family Mass

Occurs on the 3rd Sunday of every month excluding school holiday periods. At this 9.30 am Mass, children are encouraged to participate in the Mass by reading the first reading and Responsorial Psalm, second reading and Gospel Acclamation, Prayers of the faithful or lead the offertory procession.  This is a good way for children that have completed the Sacramental Program and may prefer to stay in church rather than participate in the Children’s’ Liturgy to become involved in the Mass. If you would like to register your child for Family Mass, please email the parish on Newfarm@bne.catholic.net.au

St Vincent De Paul

The New Farm Chapter of St. Vincent De Paul using the parish office to hold their monthly meetings. For further information about becoming involved in their works, please contact the Chapter President - Diana Hargraves. 

Other Parish Groups are outlined in the "Becoming a Member of our Community" page.