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)

19th January
Blessing of the School Staff


22nd January

Divine Mercy Prayer Meeting 6pm


1st February

Closing date for
Applications for Enrolment for
Sacrament of Penance Preparation


20th February

Sacramental Preparation meeting
for Parents and Children 7pm


20th March

Sacramental Preparation meeting
for Parents and Children 7pm


17th April

Sacramental Preparation meeting
for Parents and Children 7pm

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

ASH WEDNESDAY AND LENT
Ash Wednesday (14th February) signals the beginning of Lent. This year the Archdiocese have chosen the theme, ‘Blessed and Broken’ for the Lenten program. Some parishioners form groups to gather and journey together through Lent. Others like to work through the program individually. Please contact the parish office if you would like a copy of the Lenten Program book. Also, please advise if you are gathering as a group and if you are happy for others to join your group. I will place an order for the books next week. Thank you, Deb

DONATIONS TO VINNIES
Vinnie’s are looking for any UNWANTED TOILETRIES for both MEN and WOMEN which you may have received as Christmas present. They will be used to make up PAMPER PACKS and given to the people they visit each week.  You can place them in the container under the table at the back of the church.  If these dear people can’t afford food to eat, then they can’t afford these items either.

BLESSING OF THE SCHOOL STAFF
Over the last few years the people of the parish have celebrated a Blessing of all our School Staff during a Friday Morning Mass. It has been a wonderful occasion and ALL of you are invited to come along. In particular, it would be good for parents and children of QofA School to join us. When? Friday 19th January at 9am.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
World Day of Prayer this year is on Friday 2nd March, prepared by the people of Suriname, a very small nation of South America, with the theme ‘All God’s Creation is Very Good!’ St Paul’s Uniting Church is hosting this year, with morning tea before the 10.30am service. All welcome.

SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
Preparation for the Sacrament of Penance (for Children): Parents of children who turn TEN in 2018 are welcome to enrol their child for this preparation which will begin in February (see below).

Please go to the link below to complete the enrolment form on or before Thursday 1st February. (You may find it easier to email Fr Denis at pp.stafford@bne.catholic.net.au and he will send this link to you.) If you cannot enrol via the internet, please ring/email the Parish Office and other arrangements will be made. (Contact details are on the back of the Parish newsletter.)

The Parish Team will help Parents prepare their children over several meetings. For PARENTS AND CHILDREN: Tuesday 20th February 7pm, Tuesday 20th March 7pm; Tuesday 17th April 7pm. Here’s the link: https://goo.gl/zDa5k6

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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