Our Lady Queen of Apostles Catholic Church Stafford
 
Welcome to our parish website....

If you are a new parishioner, we warmly welcome you and hope this website gives you a little insight into our vibrant parish community.

New and existing parishioners are encouraged to actively participate in our parish by joining a group or joining the rosters for reading, special minister of communion, greeting, music etc.. There are other opportunities to get involved e.g. keeping our gardens tidy or joining our planned giving program. Please contact the parish office for more information.

We hope this website will be an informative and handy reference point to keep you up to date with special events, meetings, weekly newsletter, etc.

Important Dates
(refer to newsletter for details)


25th July

Christmas in July
7-9pm in the Church


30th August
Qld Community Alliance
Founding Assembly at City Hall


21st-24th September
Ignite Youth Conference
Mueller Performing Arts Centre, Rothwell

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

CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Tuesday 25th July - 7 – 9pm in the Church
Adult Faith Formation ....... Talk by Dr Ian Elmer    From Birth to Rebirth beyond Death
Dr Ian Elmer, a parishioner of Queen of Apostles, a New Testament scholar and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, ACU, will lead a discussion of the Nativity narratives and the relationship of these narratives to the passion and death of Jesus. From a biblical point of view and, indeed, from a liturgical one as well, the meaning of the Christmas story is tied closely to the Easter message. In a very real sense, the birth of Jesus only derives significance not only from Jesus’ ultimate death and resurrection, but ours as well!

Join us for an opportunity not to be missed.  Please bring a plate of your favourite Christmas treats to share over a cuppa.

ST VINCENT de PAUL
SOS...our St Vincent de Paul furniture warehouse (where large items donated are kept) is running very low on..... Bed bases of all sizes, mattresses (will be taken if they are in good condition) of all sizes Coffee tables Wardrobes etc. You can arrange pick up by ringing .... 1300 551 894. Blankets for Vinnies, if you have any blankets not needed, please donate to Vinnies. They can be left at the Parish office.

LATEST NEWS FROM COMMUNITY ALLIANCE
Are you affected by lack of facilities or care for our Aged, Mentally Ill or Disabled?? Maybe you or a loved one is affected by the lack of employment or training facilities? Do you think someone or something should be done?? Well it can with your efforts and the support and power of the ordinary people of our society. Enrol to come along to the Queensland Community Alliance Gathering AT the City Hall on Wednesday August 30. It is only two hours! ( 6pm to 8pm) —Not much time to invest for such an important issue!! We have assured the organisers that Stafford is the sort of Parish with a history of being involved in the community and we promised at least 40 from our parish would attend.

How do you enrol for this event?: One of three ways: 1) go to: http://www.qldcommunityalliance.org/founding_assembly; then scroll down, put in your details and under the “did a host refer you?” scroll down to “Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane.” OR 2) email Fr Denis (pp.stafford@bne.catholic.net.au) with your Name, phone and address. OR 3) Fill out the form at the back of the church (when it comes available over the next week or two). (I’m going to catch a bus into City Hall. You’re invited to leave you car in our car park and catch a bus also—wouldn’t it be good if lots of us were on the same buses together :) )

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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