October 23, 2019


Beads is back!

The occasional Holy Rosary parish publication initiated in 1983 returns in electronic form in keeping with the digital age. It also saves parish funds as it avoids all the printing costs associated with the hardcopy magazine format of yesteryear.

Now, it is in a blog format and you should email your contributions to: beadsnedlands@gmail.com

But while Beads is open to contributions from all, there are some guidelines about content.

The most important of these is to be respectful of others who use this site

Content Guidelines

  • Material of interest and relevant to Holy Rosary parishioners and the Catholic Church
  • Stories can be historical or current or projected
  • Valedictories
  • Promote parish activities and those of interest to the Catholic community
  • Language which is respectful towards all readers
  • Author needs to be identified

Content excluded

  • Language which is offensive, inflammatory or provocative
  • Party political material
  • Campaigns for social, political and other issue changes, social engineering, industrial relations, etc
  • Material which is libellous, condoning illegal activity or contempt of court
  • Personal information unless relevant
  • Commercial endorsement or promotion of products, services.


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Pre-purchase tickets – Cathy Plowman – 0429 307 445


What is Idiyappam??

If you don’t know, the pic below gives you the clue – it’s food. And if you’d really like to find out more – and even sample it – you need to come along to Sunday Morning Tea on 16 February.

Returning parishioner Robin Leow will be serving up Idiyappam for those attending and if it’s anything like Robin’s dishes which he served up at a recent Sunday Morning Tea, then there’ll be no leftovers.

Be late and you’ll miss out!

And mark down Sunday 15 March, because that’s when Robin will be bringing another culinary delight.

  Idiyappam –  a typical Sri Lankan and South Indian breakfast on a Sunday.

– Winston McNamara  


World Day of Prayer 2020  – Friday 6 March

Holy Rosary World Day of Prayer Representative Betty Ryan

Holy Rosary parishioners are invited to this year’s local World Day of Prayer Service.

World Day of Prayer Services are held annually on the first Friday of March. This year that is Friday 6 March and our local service will be at St. Aidan’s Uniting Church, Cnr Princess and Chester roads, Claremont at 10am

Booklets will be given out at the Service, a collection will be taken up and refreshments will be served at the conclusion.

This year the country of study is Zimbabwe and the theme is “Rise ! Take your
mat and walk .”

Our Holy Rosary World Day of Prayer Representative is Betty Ryan and she can be contacted at  ryanbettyc@gmail.com

– Winston McNamara


Double Farewell

Fr Gavin with Mrs Enid Macoboy and Dr Dolores RSM

Year’s end concluded with a double farewell – to Holy Rosary’s long-serving parish secretary Mrs Enid Macoboy who retired after 40-plus years of service and our Pastoral Associate Sr Dolores RSM. Following a special Saturday morning Mass, Fr Gavin hosted a morning tea to pay tribute to Enid’s many years of dedicated service during which it’s estimated she was parish secretary to 20 parish priests. Fr Gavin also paid tribute to Sr Dolores’ dedicated work over the years she had served at Holy Rosary.

– Winston McNamara  


New Brew at Sunday Morning Tea


Michael and Rebecca Boley.                     Sinead Kado.                                 

There’s been a change at the Sunday morning tea servery in the Parish Centre with long-serving coordinator Rebecca Boley departing with family to Queensland to be replaced by Sinead Kado as leader of the brew team.

Rebecca and husband Michael with their three daughters have re-located to Brisbane where Michael has been transferred in his work as an accountant for a construction company.

Sinead will now be managing the Sunday morning tea at the Parish Centre which attracts a loyal following after the 8.45am Mass. Besides tea and coffee, the popularity of the food is shown in how quickly all eats  – savoury or sweet – disappear from the tables.

– Winston McNamara