North Cairns Parish (est. 1952)

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Parish Office: 392 Sheridan Street, North Cairns QLD 4870
Office Hours: Mondays and Thursdays  10am - 4pm
Postal Address: PO Box 547N, North Cairns QLD 4870
Telephone: 07 4053 1179
Parish Clergy: Rev Mathew Kochuveettil - Parish Administrator
Other Parish Contacts: Sr Mary-Ann Lennon RSM - Pastoral Associate
Mass Times:


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Mother of Good Counsel Church
Weekend Masses  
Saturday 5.30pm
Weekday Mass  
8:45am Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Before Weekday Mass, 8.20am in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Divine Mercy Devotiion
Every Thursday, after the 8.45am Mass
Schools: Mother of Good Counsel Primary School - North Cairns  Link will take you to an external website


Churches within our Parish

Mother of Good Counsel Church
394 Sheridan Street, North Cairns
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About Our Parish

Mother of Good Counsel Church, North Cairns is air-conditioned and has wheel-chair access. It was renovated in 1995 and features stained-glass windows depicting the surrounding environment. Church seating for 300.

Baptisms and Marriages are celebrated by appointment. Phone (07) 40531179

Parish Groups and Programs

  • Parish Pastoral Council
  • Parish Finance Council
  • Parish Breakfast Club - every 1st Sunday
  • Lenten Program
  • Liturgical Ministry
  • Music Ministry

Parish History

1936 Church and school building was erected under the guidance of Fr Phellan OSA. The school opened on 16th April, 1936 under the care of the Sisters of Mercy.

1952 North Cairns Parish was established (separated from the Cathedral Parish) to include the faith communities of Mother of Good Counsel, North Cairns, St. Augustine's, Stratford and Sacred Heart, Freshwater.

1966 Changes in parish boundaries, Stratford and Freshwater detached from North Cairns Parish.

1993 Parish boundaries were extended to Redlynch area and the communities of Stratford and Freshwater were reunited to the original boundaries for North Cairns parish.

2009 Parish boundaries were revised. Currently, St Augustine's Church, 23 Kamerunga Road, Stratford, Sacred Heart Church, 15 Duffy Street, Freshwater and All Saint's Chapel, St Andrew's College, Intake Road, Redlynch Valley are now under the care of Northern Beaches Parish

Mother of Good Counsel Church 1947



183 Abbott Street, Cairns  QLD  4870    |   PO Box 625, Cairns  QLD  4870
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