“Spiritual progress tends toward ever more intimate union with Christ.” (CCC 2014). This is a journey that lasts a lifetime and should be continually nourished by ongoing spiritual formation.
Like everything on the Gold Coast more is being demanded of us, especially in the area of social care and welfare. It is in this area that there needs to be significant development in the future and, with God’s help, we will be able to further the reign of God here on the Coast.
The parish has three churches, a highly respected College, Aquinas College, a well-regarded Primary School, Guardian Angels’, an Outside School Hours Care facility and a Long Day Care Centre for the younger members of our community. For the young, at heart the parish has undertaken ministry in Aged Care. The facilities include De Paul Villa, our home for the love and care of the aged and aged infirmed within our community, and De Paul Manor Estate a retirement village for over 65’s. All are housed at the Southport Catholic Precinct at Ashmore on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
The challenge of ministering to a mobile community, and a rapidly changing church, are no less in significance than those facing our early pioneers. With Confidence and Joy, we face the future.
SCL Fashion Parade – Big Success Thank you to the following: de Paul Manor Estate and in particular, Janeece, Portofino Fashions and models, Fr Jan for promoting this event, and our wonderful SCL Committee. From this event we raised $700 from 70 attendees in aid of The Pencil Tree. In 2019, SCL will be growing bigger and we will be promoting more classes and groups as well as our traditional social.”