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)

14th, 15th, 18th & 19th December
Church closed for important
maintenance work
NO Masses or Prayer of the Church
on these days.

18th December
Choir Practice for
9pm Mass Christmas Eve


22nd December to 14th January

Parish Office closed


15th January
Parish Office reopens


19th January
Blessing of the School Staff


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

Advent SeasonADVENT
The Giving Tree and the Nativity Scene are up!! Help your little ones celebrate Advent by taking them to the Nativity scene and talking about what is there, whats missing, who is going to be there next, etc etc.

Our ADVENT preparation for CHRISTMAS: Celebrating the Forgiveness of our Sins: Don’t forget you can always ring the office to make an appointment to celebrate the Sacrament of Penance (Confession) with Fr Denis. Aside from that every Saturday, starting at 4pm until no one is waiting, he is also available for the Sacrament – be there at 4pm as sometimes, no one else is there.

CHRISTMAS EVE SUPPER AFTER 9PM MASS
You are invited to stay for Christmas supper after Mass. Please bring a plate of Christmas goodies to
share.

VINNIES CHRISTMAS APPEAL
It's that time of the year again when our Vinnies will be needing your help. They will be placing the gift tags re Christmas food to be placed under the Christmas Tree. You will find these tags near all doors of the church this weekend. We ask you not to wrap the items, just place in a supermarket plastic bag with tag attached. Also be sure to check the expiry date on all food items. Thank you so much for your continued support.

PARISH OFFICE CHANGES OVER DECEMBER/JANUARY
Newsletters: None in January until 13/14th Office Closed: 22nd Dec—Reopens Mon 15th Jan. (Fr Denis in emergencies: Ph 07 3356 7155 option 2)

The CHURCH WILL BE CLOSED on Friday 15th, Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th December for important maintenance work. (There will be NO Masses or Prayer of the Church on those days). The church will NOT be available for Funerals on these dates either. (Mass at KEDRON is at 8am on those days)

BLESSING OF THE SCHOOL STAFF
Here’s one for your calendars! 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.—Mark it in your calendars before you go away on holidays please!

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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