|126 Main St, (PO Box 401) Proserpine QLD 4800
|(07) 4945 1025
|Fr Jose Koyickal, CM - Administrator :
|8:00am St. Catherine's (Proserpine) 6.00pm at St Martin's (Cannonvale) , Every 1st Sunday of the month 6pm - Hayman Island
|9:30am Nursing Home (Every Tuesday; for Residents only)
|7:30am Novena, Rosary followed by Mass at St. Catherine's (Proserpine)
|9:00am St. Catherine's (Proserpine)
|8.00am St. Catherine's (Proserpine)
|6:00pm St. Catherine's (Proserpine)
Whitsunday Parish - Proserpine is committed to supporting the Safeguarding strategies of the Townsville Diocese. To view the current Risk Management Strategy and Safeguarding Policy please visit www.tsv.catholic.org.au/safeguarding
HOLY THURSDAY (28th March)
¨ Washing of the Feet & The Last Supper of the Lord 6pm in St Catherine's Church
GOOD FRIDAY ( 29th March )
¨ Stations of the Cross (Ecumenical Service) 11am in St. Martin's Church
¨ Passion of the Lord 3pm in St Catherine's Church
HOLY SATURDAY (30th March)
¨ Vigil Mass 6pm in St Martins
¨ Mass of the Resurrection 8pm in St Catherine's
EASTER SUNDAY (31st March)
¨ 8am Mass in St. Catherine's
¨ 7pm Mass in Stella Maris Chapel (Hayman Island)
When I Was a Stranger
Please stay back after 6pm Mass at St Martins Church for a little gathering to welcome visitors and connect with other members of our parish.
You are welcome to bring a plate to share. Thank you!
Baptisms are held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at 11am at St. Catherine's Church by appointment.
Prior to Baptism parents are required to attend a Baptism Preparation, which is held every 3rd Thursday of the month at 6pm in the Parish Hall.
The program prepares adults for the Sacraments which will have them initiated into the Catholic Church at Easter 2023.
Whitsunday Parish invites all who wish to join the program to contact the office. The program will commence on the Lenten season and will be posted on the Newsletter.
Weddings can be booked for either St Catherine's or St Martin's by appointment.
Our parish supports weddings on the islands:
All Saints Chapel (Hamilton Island), Stella Maris Chapel (Hayman Island) and Endeavour Chapel (Daydream Island)
Monday between (10-4pm)
Tuesday to Friday (1-4pm)
Saturday (10-1pm )
Contact our parish office on (07) 4945 1025.
Parish Priest: Fr. Jose Koyickal, CM ( Administrator)
Parish Secretary: Mariz Fletcher (who looks after all the day to day administration including all the sacramental programs, weddings & funerals)
Office Assistants : Mandy Ayers , Denise Sala, Joan Hughes, Alan White
Parish Mission Leadership Team: Jill Farinelli
Parish Mission Council Chair: Shadley Davids
Parish Mission Finance Council Chair: TBA
St. Martin's Committee Chair: Lynne Erricker (looks after St. Martin mass and activities)
If you are driving north, we are the southern-most parish of the Townsville Diocese. You cross the O'Connell River, about 20 km south of Proserpine, and you are in the boundaries of our parish and of our Diocese.
Our parish was founded in 1926, and today we have two churches. Saint Catherine's (pictured) is located in Proserpine, and was built in 1957. It is a grand old church, and is open for visits during working hours. Our patron saint is St. Catherine of Alexandria.
Our second church is St Martin's at Cannonvale. It was opened in September 2002 - an exciting project, because we built it in partnership with the local Lutherans! Our church is also available to the Anglican Church, the Baptist Church and the Uniting Church who hold services here every Sunday. We are very proud of our new church, and its ecumenical implications.
Our parish is home for the rural sugar-cane community of Proserpine, the cattle properties and for the carefree fun-loving tourist communities of "the Beach"(Cannonvale / Airlie Beach) and the Islands. It's a very exciting place, combining both the old and the new.
We have a Parish Team, led by Fr Jose Koyickal CM. We like to think we are a very hospitable and welcoming parish. If you are passing through, please stay and enjoy our hospitality.