The Parish of Our Lady and St Dympna, of the Catholic Diocese of Brisbane Australia, is situated at 479 Robinson Road, Aspley. We are part of the North East Deanery comprising Aspley, Bald Hills/ Bracken Ridge, Sandgate/Brighton, Geebung, Zillmere, Clayfield, Hendra and Nundah/Banyo parishes.
The Zillmere/Aspley parish was established in 1928, when Fr John O'Callaghan was appointed foundation Parish Priest. At this time the Parish was known as the Zillmere Parish and covered 100 square miles and included Zillmere, Albany Creek, Aspley, Geebung, Bald Hills, Petrie, Strathpine and Dayboro. It soon became apparent that a church should be built either in Geebung or Zillmere but the parishioners all wanted the church built in their own area. The parish was settled in Aspley by Fr. John as it lay half way between Geebung and Zillmere.
The name St Dympna was chosen for three reasons – 1. Work began on building the church on her feast day in May, 2. Father John’s sister was a nun called Sister Dympna, 3. St Dympna was an Irish Saint who lived in the 7th century. The foundation stone of the church was laid on 25th June 1933. St Dympna's School was later established in 1963 by the Sisters of St. Joseph.
Father John O'Callaghan (1928-1962)
Father Tom Guy (1962-1976)
Father Gerald (Gerry)McSweeny (1977-1985)
Father Peter Luton (1986-2008)
Father Gabriel Kalu (2008-2016)
Father John Panamthottam CMI(2016 - Sept 2020)
Father Sunny Mathew CMI (January 2021 - Present)
Father Jim Murphy
Dr.- Dwyer appointed 1/4/63
Father Frank Arthurs 1968-69
Father Gary Russell 1975
Father Behm weekend supply 1967-1972
Father Peter Grice 1978 (now in Rome)
Father Kerry Ryan 1979 (now at New Farm)
Father Peter Luton 1984
Father Bill McCarthy 1984 (now at Banyo)
Father Jack Agnew - Has said the 5pm Mass for many years on Sundays
Heavenly Father, you have given us a model of life in the Holy Family of Nazareth. Help us to make our Parish a place of welcome where all may experience love, peace and joy. May we grow in times of joy and adversity through prayer, leading to greater unity and strength. Teach us to see Jesus in the members of our Parish family. Help us to act with integrity in the image and likeness of Your Son. May we love one another as You have loved each one of us, and forgive each other's faults as you forgive ours. Help us to accept whatever you give and surrender whatever you take. We ask this through Christ our Lord Amen.
Our Lady and St Dympna, Pray for us.
Parish Priest Fr Sunny Mathew
Our Lady and St Dympna Parish - Aspley
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