The Sacraments

 


baptism

Baptisms

People are encouraged to celebrate the Baptism of their child(ren) with their local Parish. In our Parish we celebrate Baptisms on the 3rd Sunday of each month at 10.30am (EXCEPT during LENT).

Baptism is a most important commitment and therefore Parents are expected to prepare properly for it. We EXPECT that parents would study the “Baptism Booklet” accessed by the link below, go to the “Archdiocese of Brisbane Website” (accessed by another link), watch the video and study the questions and answers provided. Finally, complete the “Baptism Application Form” (link below) fully.

If you have any questions we welcome a phone call or email and we will try to help you the best we can. You will need to ring the parish before you book a date for the Baptism of your child so we can inform you of its availability (don’t delay – we are often booked out months ahead).

 

Contact: Parish Office Ph: 3356 7155 or by email to  stafford@bne.catholic.net.au   to ascertain available dates.

Comprehensive information about baptism at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church is available in the parish's Baptism Booklet

The Baptism Application Form is found here - click here to download

There is also an excellent video and a series of FAQ's on the Archdiocese of Brisbane website.

 


MarriageMarriages

A detailed booklet outlining the guidelines for celebrating your marriage at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Catholic Church has been prepared.  Please click here to download it. 

Other helpful information about weddings in the Catholic Church may also be found on the Archdiocese of Brisbane website.

 

 

Sacramental Programme

Click here for detailed information about the Parish Sacramental Programme.

You may find an excellent video and FAQ’s on the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist (Communion) by selecting the following links which are on the Archdiocesan Website:
http://flameoffaith.org.au/confirmation
and http://flameoffaith.org.au/eucharist .

For the Sacrament of Penance (Confession) refer to http://flameoffaith.org.au/penance.

For general information about the Sacramental Policy of the Archdiocese of Brisbane please click here for the latest edition.

 



Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

The RCIA, also called the Catechumenate, is the process by which adult persons are brought into membership of the Roman Catholic Church.

In summary, the RCIA is:

  • A journey of faith.
  • A chance to discover more about who I am as a son or daughter of a gracious and loving God.
  • A time to reflect on what this relationship means to me and what it may ask of me.
  • An opportunity to come to know Jesus Christ.

Stafford Parish RCIA Team meetings are held once a month.   Special group meetings for all those involved in the RCIA are held several times a year.

If you need any more information ring Fr Denis at the Office, drop in or see him after Mass. Also, several times a year, relevant information regarding the RCIA appears in the Parish Bulletin.

Contact : Kay Muir via the Parish Office on 3356 7155 

 

Anointing of the Sick

The Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament of the Church for those whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age. It is a source of healing for the sick rather than the final act of the church for the dying.

The Sacrament enables the sick or aged person to be anointed with the oil of the sick, to experience the healing and strength of Jesus Christ and to be supported by a praying community.

By Arrangement.
NOTE: Anointing is NOT the "last rites" but is more the "first" rites.
It is celebrated for Serious illness and at the onset of this illness or if there is a deterioration or a relapse. If you or a loved-one are going to have an operation, it would also be appropriate to be anointed so that the church can pray for healing and for the guidance of the Doctors and Nurses.

"Viaticum" which is the reception of Holy Communion is the "last rite" of the Church.

More information about anointing of the sick may be found on the Archdiocese of Brisbane website. Click here to view.....

 

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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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