Marian Valley Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians
The Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians is situated at 2541 Beechmont Rd, 10km from Canungra and south of Brisbane in the Gold Coast Hinterland. As an Archdiocesan Shrine of Brisbane it is dedicated to Our Lady Help of Christians, a title under which Mary is particularly honoured in Australia as its Patroness.
At Marian Valley there are many beautiful chapels, donated by generous benefactors including different ethnic communities. Many of them were assisted in the construction by Marian Valley volunteers. All who have contributed to the presence of these chapels give witness to their faith, devotion and love for God and for Our Lady.
The main Chapel is known as the Black Madonna Chapel. The Chapel seats approximately 500 pilgrims. It houses a true copy of the Miraculous Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa. There is a strong connection between the Pauline Fathers who are custodians of Marian Valley and the Blank Madonna, since they have also been custodians of the original Black Madonna icon for centuries.
One of the most beautiful and inspiring aspects of Marian Valley are the outdoor Stations of the Cross with their lifesize figures that move you to humility, devotion and prayer.
St Joseph's Hermitage Retreat Centre at the Shrine of Our Lady Help of Christians provides an opportunity for extended solitude, prayer and spiritual renewal. Accommodation (self-contained) available for small groups, couples, families and individuals.
Throughout the year there is an active schedule of special feasts on the Calendar. Many ethnic groups make annual pilgrimages to Marian Valley, some of these coincide with celebrations throughout the liturgical year.
One generious volunteer took 3D pictures of the entire shrine and put them together as an interactive tour. It is a great way to get a virtual tour of Marian Valley and see everything that it has to offer.
For more videos see the Marian Valley YouTube Channel.
Also check out the map of the shrine.
|Easter Mass Times|
|Sunday 14th April:||Palm Sunday. Blessing of Palms before 11am Mass and 4pm Mass.|
|Thursday 18th April:||Holy Thursday - 7pm Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by prayers at the Altar of Repose.|
|Friday 19th April:||Good Friday. 2 pm Stations of the Cross, Divine Mercy Chaplet, followed by 3pm Good Friday Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord.|
|Saturday 20th April:||Holy Saturday - 6 pm Easter Vigil Liturgy and Solemn Easter Vigil Mass.|
|Sunday 21st April:||Easter Sunday - 11am Solemn Mass of Easter. Also 4pm Mass.|
|Sunday 28th April:||Divine Mercy Sunday - Pilgrimage and Day of Prayer. 10am Holy Hour. Confession. 11am Mass - Angelus - Lunch. 1:30 pm Spiritual Talk. Blessing of the Merciful Jesus’ Images. Eucharistic Procession. Blessing with the Blessed Sacrament of each person present. 3 pm Divine Mercy Chaplet.Also 4 pm Mass.|
|11:00 am||Saturday and Sunday (10:40 am Rosary).|
|9:00 am||Monday though Friday (8:40 am Rosary).|
|Confession before each Mass and at request.|
|Each Friday of the the Month|
|9:00 am||Holy Mass followed by Litany of the Sacred Heart and Act of Consecration, Prayers for Holy Souls and Benediction (8:40 am Rosary).|
|7:00 pm||1st Friday of the month ONLY|
|First Saturday and 13th of each month Fatima Day|
|10:00 am||Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Adoration, Rosary, Confession.|
|11:00 am||Holy Mass and Angelus.|
|1:00 pm||Eucharistic Procession to the Grotto of Our Lady of Fatima (Rosary), Novena, Benediction and Blessing of the Sick.|
|10:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday to Friday|
|Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel.|
|3:00 pm||Divine Mercy Chaplet.|
|3rd Sunday of the Month|
|11:00 am||Holy Mass. Blessing of Families at conclusion of Mass.|
|4th Sunday of the Month Divine Mercy Sunday|
|11:00 am||Holy Mass followed by Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Chaplet and Benediction.|
For more Information see Events and Times.
The Shrine is Open to everybody