Christmas Mass Times 2019 – Catholic Cultural Communities

Christmas Mass Times 2019 – Catholic Cultural Communities

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African Community Logan

St Paul’s Church – 3 St Paul’s Drive, Woodridge
(Contact Woodridge Parish office 3808 4134 for more information)

Cross Cultural Pastoral Minister (Outgoing):  Sr Rosa Vazzano fdcc


Chinese Community

Sacred Heart Centre – 80 Nemies Road, Runcorn
24 December 8:00pm (Family Mass in English; Carols at 7:30pm) 
25 December 10.30am (Mass in Cantonese, Mandarin and English)

Chaplain:  Fr. Albert Chan, MSC


Croatian Community

  • Salisbury (to be confirmed, or contact parish)

Croatian Catholic Centre, 85 Henson Road
24 December, 12 midnight
25 December, 10:30 am 

Croatian Sports Club, 181 Broadbeach-Nerang Road, Carrara (Gold Coast)
24 December, 12 midnight
25 December, 10:30 am

Chaplain: Fr Davor Dominovic OFM  (3700 4300)


Filipino Community 

  • Simbang Gabi/Misa de Gallo –  9-day Novena Masses in preparation for Christmas in various churches

15 Dec 6:00pm (5:30pm carols) St. John’s Church, 688 Nudgee Rd, Northgate
16 Dec 7:30pm (7:00pm carols) St. Flannan’s Church, 194 Handford Rd, Zillmere
17 Dec 7:30pm (7:00pm carols) St. Paschal’s Church, 30 Warraba Ave, Wavell Heights
18 Dec 7:00pm (6:30pm carols) St. Dympna’s Church, 479 Robinson Rd, Aspley
19 Dec 7:30pm (7:00pm carols) St. Flannan’s Church, 194 Handford Rd, Zillmere
20 Dec 7:30pm (7pm carols) Sacred Heart Church, 118 Brighton Rd, Sandgate
21 Dec 7:45pm (7:15pm carols) Holy Spirit Church, 102 Sparkes St, Bray Park
22 Dec 6:00pm (5:30pm carols) St. Joseph & St. Anthony’s Church, 30 Eldorado St, Bracken Ridge
23 Dec 7:30pm (7:00pm 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 Masses held in parishes.  Scroll further below — ‘Parish-based Simbang Gabi‘)


Indonesian Community

St Ita’s Church, 247 Gladstone Road, Dutton Park
24 December, 7:00 pm
25 December, 10:30 am

Chaplain: Fr. Martinus Situmorang, OFM Cap


Italian Community

Holy Spirit Church – 16 Villiers Street, New Farm
25 December, 8:15am

Our Lady of Graces Church – 100 Mayfield Road, Carina
25 December, 10:30am

Sacred Heart Church – 50 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters
25 December, 4:00pm 

Holy Cross Church – 28 Chalk St, Lutwyche
25 December, 8:00am 

Chaplain:  Fr Angelo Cagna CS 

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


Korean Community (Brisbane and Gold Coast)

Sacred Heart Church – 358 Given Terrace, Paddington
24 December, 9:30pm
25 December, 10:00am
1 January, 10:00am 

Guardian Angel’s Church – 99 Scarborough Street, Southport
25 December, 5:00pm
1 January, 5:00pm

Chaplain:  Fr Paul Seong Kil Lee 


Latin American Community

Holy Spirit Church – 16 Villiers Street, New Farm
24 December, 8:30pm (Christmas Vigil)

St Finbarr’s Church, 202 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove
14 December – Community Posadas, 6:00pm at Holy Spirit school hall next to church.
16 – 24 December – Posadas (novena in various homes) (Anyone interested in attending, please call Melissa on 3369 2000 Tue, Wed & Thu, 9am-3pm or send an email

Chaplain:  Fr. Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Gutierrez CS


Maronite Community

St Maroun’s Church – 29 Bunya St, Greenslopes
24 December, 11:00pm
25 December,
26 December,

Parish Priest:  Fr. Fadi Salame 


Melkite Community

St Clement’s Church – 74 Ernest St, South Brisbane
7 December, 7:00pm – Youth Christmas Carol
13 December – Christmas Ladies Committee Dinner
21 December, 4:00pm – 6:00pm – Christmas Kids Day
24 December, 7:00pm – Christmas Eve Mass
25 December, 10.00am – Christmas Day Mass

Parish Priest:  Fr. Elie Francis


Polish Community

Our Lady of Victories Church – 1 Roche Avenue, Bowen Hills
23 December, 7am (English)
24 December, 7:00am (English)
25 December, Midnight Mass (Polish/English), 8am (English), 9:30am (Polish)
26 December, 8:00am (English), 9:30am (Polish)
29 December, 7:00pm Carols by Candlelight
30 December, 7:00am (English)
31 December, 7:00am (English), 4:00pm (Polish)
1 January, 8:00am (English), 9:30am (Polish)

Sacred Heart Church – 50 Fairway Drive, Clear Island Waters
25 December, 12.00nn
26 December, 12.00nn

Parish Priest/Chaplain: Fr Grzegorz Gawel SChr 


Sri Lankan Community

Regina Caeli Church – 81 Waverley Road, Camp Hill
8 December, 6:00pm (Mass in Tamil, Carols and exchange of gifts)


St Bakhita Sudanese & South Sudanese Community

St John Fisher’s  – 17 Messines Ridge Road, Tarragindi
25 December, 11:00am
1 January, 11:00am 

Chaplain:  Fr Stephen Kumyangi


Syriac Catholic Community

St Paul’s Church – 3 St Paul’s Drive, Woodridge
24 December, 8:00pm

Holy Spirit Church – 102 Sparkes Road, Bray Park
26 December, 11:00am

Chaplain:  Fr Noor Alcasmousa


Syro Malabar Community

St John’s Church – 688 Nudgee Road, Northgate
24 December, 9:00pm (check with parish)

Parish Priest:  Fr Saji Valiyaveettil

St Thomas Church – 108 Middle Road, Hillcrest
24 December, 7:00pm

Our Lady of the Southern Cross, Springfield
24 December, 10:00pm

Parish Priest:  Fr Abraham Kazhunadiyil 

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church – 33A Robertson Road, Eastern Heights
24 December, 5:30pm

St Brigid’s Church – 39-49 McLaren Road, Nerang
24 December, 8:30pm

Parish Priest:  Fr Varghese Vavolil


Timor Leste Community

St Joseph’s’ College (Chapel) – 285 Gregory Tce, Brisbane
30 November, 11:00am (Mass in Tetum) 

Cross Cultural Pastoral Minister:  Sr Odete Moreira FDCC


Ukrainian Community

Protection of the Mother of God Church – 36 Broadway Street, Woolloongabba
6 January – Christmas Eve – Julian (Old) Calendar
9.30am – Holy Divine Liturgy
6.00pm – Compline of Christmas (Great Vespers and Litiya)

7 JanuaryThe Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ – Julian (Old) calendar
9.30am – Christmas Holy Divine Liturgy will be offered for our families, our Church and our nation

Parish Priest:  Fr. Stefan Sapun


Vietnamese Catholic Community

Vietnamese Catholic Community Centre – 42 Lilac St, Inala  (3879 1953)
24 December, 7:30pm (Christmas Eve carols and Mass)
25 December, 11:00am, 6:00pm (Christmas Day)
St Mark’s Church Cnr Lilac St and Eucalypt St, Inala (3372 5658)
25 December, 7:30am (Christmas Day) 

Chaplain: Fr Joseph Vu SVD 


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

16 to 24 December, 4:30amOur Lady of Fatima Church, 350 Mortimer Rd, Acacia Ridge
16 – 24 December 5:30am – Holy Spirit Church, 16 Villiers St New Farm (3358 3744)

24 December 5:30am (with carols) – Holy Spirit Church, 16 Villiers St New Farm (Archbishop M Coleridge)
15 – 23 December 5:00am – Our Lady of the Southern Cross Church, 58 Opperman Drive, Springfield Lakes (3324 3900)
14 – 22 December (weekdays 7pm; weekends 6pm)

St James’ Church, 165 Old Cleveland Road, Coorparoo (3397 1671)