St. Flannan's Catholic Parish


"anyone who hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life" John 5: 24

When a Christian dies, the community gathers for a funeral.

First: there is no hurry - the family can take as long as they need to grieve and "accept" their loved one's death.

Next: Contact a funeral director, who will help arrange the funeral and co-ordinate with the Parish.

Planning the Funeral Liturgy

In the Catholic Church, you may choose between two types of 'funeral service'. It is most common for the funeral to be a Requiem (Funeral) Mass. The Mass is the greatest prayer of the Church because it makes present Christ's own death and resurrection and so is the most common form of Catholic funeral.

It is also possible to have a Funeral Liturgy, which includes readings from Sacred Scripture and Final Commendation. This form of funeral may be appropriate if many people attending the funeral are unfamiliar with the Church's liturgy.

In preparing for the funeral with the priest, you will be able to select from a variety of readings from Sacred Scripture, prayers and hymns that reflect the Catholic understanding of death and eternal life.

As well, a workbook called "Life is Changed Not Ended" is available, if needed, to help you prepare for the funeral from Liturgy Brisbane on phone 3336 9444. 


  • Funeral Advice Form (PDF)
  • Order For Funeral Mass Form (PDF)


  • Use of Church - donation of $400
  • Priest Stipend $350
  • The parish office can provide you with the contact details of an organist, vocalist, or catering services, if required. 
  • Should any cost cause undue financial stress, accommodation for your situation can be made in discussion with the Parish Priest.
  • For payment via credit card or EFT please refer to the Donations page of this website

Archdiocese of Brisbane Links:

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St. Flannan’s Parish Vision Statement

"We, the members of St. Flannan’s Catholic Parish, united by our common faith and nourished by our shared Eucharist, strive to make Jesus a reality through our lives as we face the challenges of a changing world.

Our aim is to be a welcoming and caring people, respecting the dignity of all, as we walk together in service to each other and the wider community"

To enquire further, please contact the Parish Office.

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Your Generosity. Our Mission.

One of the greatest contributions you can make to the mission of the Church is to leave your own legacy of faith for future generations. A gift in your will, no matter how big or small, is one way you can personally advance your faith and the work of the parish.

Parish Office

Tue-Fri from 9.00 AM to 3.00 PM

Parish Priest: Fr Rafal Rucinski
Parish Secretary: September Morn Gorospe


3265 3977

194 Handford Road, Zillmere, Qld, Australia
PO Box 214, Zillmere, Qld 4034

[email protected]