Christmas Mass Times 2018

Christmas Mass Times 2018 – Cultural Communities
A useful guide for visiting families and friends, the newly arrived and those who are simply missing home.

African (and Newly Arrived) Communities Logan

  • Woodridge
    St Paul’s Church – 3 St Paul’s Drive, Woodridge
    Sunday 16 December, 1:00pm  (Mass in English)

Cross Cultural Pastoral Minister:  Sr Rosa Vazzano fdcc
Contact Woodridge Parish office 3808 4134 for more information.


Chinese Community

  • Runcorn
    Sacred Heart Centre – 80 Nemies Road, Runcorn
    Monday 24 December 7:30pm (Family Mass in English; Christmas Carols before Mass)
    Tuesday 25 December 10.30am (Mass in Cantonese, Mandarin and English)

Chaplain:  Fr. Albert Chan, MSC


Croatian Community

  • Salisbury
    Croatian Catholic Centre, 85 Henson Road
    Monday 24 December, 12 midnight
    Tuesday 25 December, 10:30 am
  • Gold Coast
    Croatian Sports Club, 181 Broadbeach-Nerang Road, Carrara (Gold Coast)
    Monday 24 December, 12 midnight
    Tuesday 25 December, 10:30 am

Chaplain: Fr Davor Dominovic OFM


Filipino Community

  • Simbang Gabi/Misa de Gallo –  9-day Novena Masses in preparation for Christmas in various Northside churches:
    Saturday 15 Dec 7:45pm (7:15pm carols) Holy Spirit Church, 102 Sparkes St, Bray Park
    Sunday 16 Dec 6:00pm (5:30pm carols) St. Joseph & St. Anthony’s Church, 30 Eldorado St, Bracken Ridge
    Monday 17 Dec 7:30pm (7pm carols) St. Flannan’s Church, 194 Handford Rd, Zillmere
    Tuesday 18 Dec 7pm (6:30pm carols) St. Paschal’s Church, 30 Warraba Ave, Wavell Heights
    Wednesday 19 Dec 7:30pm (7pm carols) St. Dympna’s Church, 479 Robinson Rd, Aspley
    Thursday 20 December 7:30pm (7pm carols) St John the Baptist Church, 131 South Pine Rd, Enogerra
    Friday 21 Dec 7:30pm (7pm carols) Sacred Heart Church, 118 Brighton Rd, Sandgate
    Saturday 22 December 6:00pm (5:30pm carols) St. John’s Church, 688 Nudgee Rd, Northgate
    Saturday 23 Dec 7:00pm (6:30pm carols) St. Flannan’s Church, 194 Handford Rd, Zillmere

Note:  For updates, contact the parish where Mass is held.  All Masses are in English.
More Simbang Gabi held in parishes, please scroll further down below — ‘Parish-based Simbang Gabi


Indonesian Community

  • Dutton Park
    St Ita’s Church, 247 Gladstone Road, Dutton Park
    Monday 24 December, 7:30 pm
    Tuesday 25 December, 10:30 am

Chaplain: Fr. Martinus Situmorang, OFM Cap


Italian Community

  • New Farm (3358 3744)
    Holy Spirit Church – 16 Villiers Street, New Farm
    Tuesday 25 December, 8:15am (to be confirmed)
  • Carina (3398 2977)
    Our Lady of Graces Church – 100 Mayfield Road, Carina
    Tuesday 25 December, 10:30am
  • Clear Island Waters (5572 5433)
    Sacred Heart Church – 50 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters
    Tuesday 25 December, 4:00pm
  • Lutwyche (3357 5793)
    Holy Cross Church – 28 Chalk St, Lutwyche
    Tuesday 25 December, 8:00am

 Chaplain:  Fr Angelo Cagna CS

  • Petrie Terrace (3358 3744)
    St Thomas More Church – 111 Hale  St, Petrie Terrace
    Tuesday 25 December, 8:30am (Mass Celebrant: Fr James Spence)


Korean Community (Brisbane and Gold Coast)

  • Jubilee
    Sacred Heart Church – 358 Given Terrace, Paddington
    Sunday 23 December, 10:00am
    Monday 24 December, 9:30pm
    Tuesday 25 December, 11:00am
    Sunday 30 December, 10:00am
    Tuesday 1 January, 10:00am 
  • Southport
    Guardian Angel’s Church – 99 Scarborough Street, Southport
    Sunday 23 December, 5:00pm
    Tuesday 25 December, 5:00pm
    Sunday 30 December, 5pm
    Tuesday 1 January, 5:00pm

Chaplain:  Fr Paul Seong Kil Lee


Latin American Community

  • New Farm
    Holy Spirit Church – 16 Villiers Street, New Farm
    Monday 24 December, 8:30pm (Christmas Vigil)
  • Jubilee
    St Finbarr’s Church, 202 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove
    Sunday 2 December — Community Posadas after 11:30 Mass
  • 16 – 24 December – Las Posadas (novena) celebrated in different houses
    Friday 21 December, 7:00pm – Las Posadas (novena at Holy Spirit Church, New Farm)
    Friday 24 December – Las Posadas (novena at own home)

(Anyone interested in attending, please call Melissa on 3369 2000 Tue, Wed & Thu, 9am-3pm)

Chaplain:  Fr. Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Gutierrez CS


Maronite Community

  • Greenslopes
    St Maroun’s Church – 29 Bunya St, Greenslopes
    Monday 24 December, 11:00pm
    Tuesday 25 December, 10.00am
    Wednesday  26 December, 7:00pm

Parish Priest:  Fr. Fadi Salame

Melkite Community

  • South Brisbane
    St Clement’s Church – 74 Ernest St, South Brisbane
    Tuesday 11 December, 12:00nnm (Christmas Ladies Committee Lunch)
    Saturday 15 December, 3:00pm – 6:00pm (Christmas Kids Day)
    Monday 24 December, 7:00pm (Christmas Eve)
    Tuesday 25 December, 10.00am (Christmas Day)

Parish Priest:  Fr. Francis Elie


Polish Community

  • Bowen Hills
    Our Lady of Victories Church – 1 Roche Avenue, Bowen Hills
    23 December – no Mass in Polish. 7pmDutch Mass
    24 December – 8:00am (English), 10:00am (Polish)
    25 December – Midnight Mass (Polish-English), 8am (English), 10am (Polish)
    26 December 8am (English), 10am (Polish)
    30 December – 6pm (Polish-English) followed by multi language Carols by candlelight
    31 December – 8am (English), 10am (Polish)
    1 January (New Year) – 8am (English), 10am (Polish)
  • Clear Island Waters (Gold Coast)
    Sacred Heart Church – 50 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters
    Tuesday 25 December, 12.00nn

Parish Priest/Chaplain: Fr Fr Grzegorz Gawel SChr


Sri Lankan Community

  • Coorparoo Heights (Camp Hill)
    St John Fisher’s  – 81 Waverley Road, Camp Hill
    Sunday 16 December, 6:00pm (Mass in Tamil, Carols and exchange of gifts)


South Sudanese Community

  • Tarragindi
    St John Fisher’s  – 17 Messines Ridge Road, Tarragindi
    Tuesday 25 December, 11:00am (Mass Celebrant: Archbishop Mark Coleridge)
    Tuesday 1 January, 11:00am

Chaplain:  Fr Stephen Kumyangi


Syro Malabar Community

  • Northgate
    St John’s Church – 688 Nudgee Road, Northgate
    Monday 24 December, 9:00pm
  • Nerang
    St Brigid’s Church – 39-49 McLaren Road, Nerang
    Monday 24 December, 4.00pm
  • Buderim
    St Mary’s Church – 24 King Street, Buderim
    Tuesday 25 December, 10:00am

Parish Priests:  Fr Abraham Kazhunadiyil; Fr Varghese Vavolil


Timor Leste Community

  • Brisbane
    St Joseph’s’ College (Chapel) – 285 Gregory Tce, Brisbane
    Saturday, 15 December, 11:00am (Mass in Tetum)

Cross Cultural Pastoral Minister:  Sr Odete Moreira FDCC


Ukrainian Community

  • Woolloongabba
    Protection of Our Lady Church – 36 Broadway Street, Woolloongabba

    Saturday 6 January
    Christmas Eve  – Julian (Old) Calendar
    9.30am Holy Liturgy.  Before Holy Liturgy
    6.00pm Compline of Christmas and Lytia

    Sunday 7 January
    The Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ – Old calendar
    9.30am Christmas Holy Liturgy will be offered for our families, our Church and our nation

Parish Priest:  Fr. Stefan Sapun


Vietnamese Catholic Community

  • Inala

    Vietnamese Catholic Community Centre – 42 Lilac St, Inala
    Monday 24 December, 7:00pm (Christmas Eve carols and Mass)
    Tuesday 25 December, 6:00pm (Christmas Day)

    St Mark’s Church
    Cnr Lilac St and Eucalypt St, Inala (3372 5658)
    Tuesday 25 December, 7:30am (Christmas Day)

Chaplain: Fr Joseph Vu SV


Parish-based ‘Simbang Gabi’ (Dawn Mass) – 
9-day Novena Masses in preparation for Christmas

Acacia Ridge
16 to 24 December, 4:30am
Our Lady of Fatima Church, 350 Mortimer Rd

New Farm
16 – 24 December 5:30am Holy Spirit Church, 16 Villiers St New Farm (3358 3744)
Sunday, 24 December 5:30am Holy Spirit Church, 16 Villiers St New Farm (Most Rev Mark Coleridge)

Springfield Lakes
15 – 23 December 5:00am
Our Lady of the Southern Cross Church, 58 Opperman Drive, Springfield Lakes (3324 3900)

Coorparoo (St James)
15 – 23 December (weekdays 7pm; weekends 6pm).  Carols start 30 minutes before Mass.
St James’ Church, 165 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo (3397 1671).
More details here.

Daisy Hill
16 – 23 December St Edward the Confessor Church, 104 Chatswood Road, Daisy Hill
See schedule here.