Our Lady Queen of Apostles Catholic Church Stafford
 
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Important Dates
(refer to newsletter for details)


Parish International Food Fest
Postponed until next year


23rd August
Women's Night of Spirituality
7.30pm Stuartholme School Chapel


30th August
Theology in the CIty Lecture Series, Topic #5 6.30-9pm Francis Rush Centre


3rd September
Year of Mercy Parish Retreat Day
Marian Valley


25th September
Social Justice Sunday


Community News - see the latest newsletter for all the happenings in our Parish

THEOLOGY IN THE CITY LECTURE SERIES—TRANSFORMING POWER: THE CHURCH IN CULTURE—TOPIC #5
Date: Tuesday August 30, 2016 Time:6:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Where: Hanly Room, Francis Rush Centre, 277 Elizabeth Street. “Theology in the City” is the 3rd instalment of an annual series of lectures aiming to form people more deeply in their faith as well as increase their theological knowledge. It was previously known as The Truth and Charity Lecture Series. This fifth lecture in a series of six for 2016 is entitled – “Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats facing the Catholic Church in the 21st century”, presented by Rev Prof Frank Brennan sj AO – Professor of Law at ACU. All lectures in this series have been approved by Brisbane Catholic Education as 1.5 hour PD Accreditation to Teach Religious Education in a Catholic School. PD Certificates will be available at the end of each lecture. Cost: $5/person Lectures run from 7.00pm to 8.30pm, with refreshments from 6.30pm. Enquiries: email pblom@bne.catholic.edu.au Facebook www.facebook.com/TheologyintheCity

LISTENING EVENT
A good neighbour is one who listens to the what is going on in our community. Strong organisations come together to solve the problems that their members experience or witness. This is why we are holding a listening event, to listen to stories of the pressures on the lives of people in our local community. Together we will identify the pressure that our community face, and and together determine which ones we will work to solve.
When: August 31, 6.30pm-9.30pm.  Where: Stafford Parish Meeting Room.  Contact: Mary Davissen or Parish Office on 3356 7155

WOMEN’S NIGHT OF SPIRITUALITY — 23rd AUGUST
Announcing this year’s guest speakers — Andree Rice, Sue Buckingham and Adele Rice. Once again our M.C. will be parishioner Robyn Emerson. On Tuesday 23 August, from 7.30pm at Stuartholme School Chapel, Toowong. See Noticeboard for more details.

MULTICULTURAL MASS — 28th AUGUST at the CATHEDRAL OF ST STEPHEN
Come and join in the Annual Multicultural Mass, 2.30-4.30pm at the Cathedral, followed by food and cultural celebrations in the Catheral grounds. The Liturgy, with participation by some of the many churches that make up the Archdiocese, is one of the most vibrant to be witnessed throughout the year. Archbishop Coleridge will preside at the Mass which takes its cue from Pope Francis's message for World Migrants and Refugees Day — Migrants and Refugees Challenge Us: The Response of the Gospel of Mercy. The Mass is a joint effort by the Centre for Multicultural Pastoral Care, the ethnic Chaplains of the Archdiocese and the various communities to whom they minister.

YEAR OF MERCY PARISH FAMILY RETREAT DAY - 3rd September
Saturday 3rd September Marian Valley, 10:00am – Holy hour, rosary, confession, 11:00am – Holy Mass, 12:00pm – Picnic Lunch (BYO), 1:30pm – Eucharistic procession to the grotto of Our Lady of Fatima. Bus transport is available with limited seating. Sign up sheet at the rear of the church. RSVP 28th August. More information in noticeboard.

SOCIAL JUSTICE SUNDAY - 25th SEPTEMBER
We celebrate Social Justice Sunday on 25 September. This year, the Australian Bishops’ Social Justice Statement is titled: ‘A Place at the Table: Social justice in an aging society’. The Statement celebrates the value and dignity of older people in Australian life. It challenges us to recognise their significant contribution to society and emphasises that this contribution should not be valued in mere economic terms. The statement calls for justice for those who are most vulnerable and warns about a view of older people as burdensome or dispensable. For further details about the Social Justice Statement, visit the Australian Catholic Social justice Council website (www.socialjustice.catholic.org.au) or call (02) 8306 3499.

STAFFORD CATHOLIC PARISH
Our Lady, Queen of Apostles Church


Parish Administrator:
Fr  Denis Scanlan
  70 Appleby Road, Stafford  QLD  4053
Phone
: 07 3356 7155     |       Fax: 07 3356 7784
Email: stafford@bne.catholic.net.au
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