The Catholic Church of Good Counsel in Innisfail holds a cherished position within our community, deeply ingrained in our hearts. More than just a place of worship, it stands as a cultural and historical monument that has been an integral part of our town for many generations.
By embarking on this restoration endeavour, we are actively preserving our heritage, ensuring that this magnificent church remains a warm and functional space for all. It serves as a symbol of resilience and community unity, even in the face of adversity, shining as a beacon of hope.
Today, we are reaching out to the broader Innisfail community, seeking your support to restore our church and secure its existence for future generations.
This church stands as a profound testament to our faith, from the brave group of Irish, English, and Italian immigrants who had the vision and determination to construct a captivating sanctuary capable of withstanding the forces of nature. It also embodies the generous contributions of time, talent, and resources from parishioners and the wider community.
The church is not only a symbol of Jesus' presence in our lives but also the wellspring from which all the Church's benevolent works flow into our local community and around the world. I implore you to join me in contributing to the Innisfail Mother of Good Counsel Church Restoration Appeal; it is our responsibility to ensure the continued faith for generations of Catholics to follow.
Thank you for your generous support.
Phase 1 focuses on addressing some residual damage from Cyclone Larry, and continued wear and tear. Major works include mould treatment, removal and repair of cracked concrete and render issues, waterproofing the bell towers as well as repainting the church.
Phase 2 involves making improvements to the church's carpark. The current makeshift blue metal carpark needs upgrading to meet accessibility and regulatory requirements. Ensuring that our church's facilities are compliant and welcoming to all members of the community is a top priority.
Phase 3 focuses on enhancing the acoustic performance of the church. The removal of the fake interior roof, damaged by Cyclone Larry, left the church with a beautiful ceiling, but poor acoustic qualities. This phase aims to improve the audio experience for all visitors, enhancing the church's suitability for various events and gatherings.
Donate to the Mother of Good Counsel Innisfail Restoration Appeal.
Together we can return our church to its stately presence on the hill and renew the spirit of our community.
If you would like to know more information about the Restoration Appeal for Our Lady of Good Counsel Church Innisfail, please download the Restoration Appeal flyer or click on the image to open.
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