Address:58 Lonerganne St, Garbutt 4814
Telephone:(07) 4728 2412
Priest Fr Joseph Chalichirayil ocd - Chaplain, Fr Steve Fletcher mgl Moderator:

Mass Times


St Teresa's Church - Garbutt is committed to supporting the Safeguarding strategies of the Townsville Diocese. To view the current Risk Management Strategy and Safeguarding Policy please visit

Parish Office Hours

Monday to Friday - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Gospel Sharing

Every Monday Morning 11:00am

AICC Meetings held monthly

3rd Friday of each month 3pm 

For Hiring of the Community Centre 

Contact: Alice Bin Tahal
Phone: 4726 3242
Mobile: 0428 263 200
 (Please Note: The Centre is not available for hire after 12:30pm on a Friday or over the weekend)

The Aboriginal and Islander Catholic Council (AICC) is situated at St Teresa's Catholic Community Centre in Garbutt. 

At St Teresa's We:

  • Try and meet any needs that arise
  • Welcome visitors who come for a yarn and cuppa
  • Visit Indigenous families
  • Support Indigenous families seeking baptism
  • Support parents and children in
  • Sacraments
  • Support Indigenous families at a time of bereavement

Other services we provide are;

Hospital Visitations: We visit patients in hospital to offer support and help.

Prison Visitations: We visit the prison on a regular basis to offer support. For further information and arrange contact with family, please phone Gladys Sailor on 4728 2412

We also support the following:

  • Indigenous Community Groups
  • Network with the diocese on Aboriginal matters of importance
  • St Teresa's NAIDOC Fun Day
  • National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Sunday Mass
  • Support and attend important

Aboriginal &Islander Celebrations e.g. NAIDOC Week and Reconciliation events

We encourage youth involvement by:

  • Encouraging involvement with youth ministry
  • Young people attended WYD Sydney 2008, and planning for WYD Madrid 2011
  • Youth involved in School of Evangelisation 

St Teresa's ELDERS Group

An activities morning is held every 2nd Thursday for all elders in the community. A variety of activities and morning are provided including Hoy Mornings, Craft activities, Candle making, painting, beads, card making, excursions and more

When: Every 2nd Thursday from 10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost: $5 which includes lunch.  (Hoy tickets and raffles are not included in this cost)

For Further information and to arrange transport:C
Contact Alice Bin Tahal
(T) 4726 3242
(m) 0428 263 200

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