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)

24th-27th June
Cossag Annual Art Exhibition

27th June
Forming Liturgical Ministers of Gospel Joy
Session 3 - Readers 9.15-9.45am
- Ministers of Communion 9.45-10.30am

28th June
Forming Liturgical Ministers of Gospel Joy
Session 3 - Readers 7-7.30pm
- Ministers of Communion 7.30-8pm

1st July
First Friday Morning Tea
following 9am Mass

12th July
Confirmation & Eucharist 2016-17
Parent meeting 7-8.30pm

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

This is Session Three: Parish Guidelines for Celebrating the Feast of Heaven & Earth
How does it apply in ‘our’ parish? - Expectations and customs - Parish guidelines
Date and Times (you have a choice of either session):
Monday 27th June – Readers: 9.15am-9.45am; Ministers of Communion: 9.45am -10.30am – you are welcome to attend both sessions regardless of your ministry.)
Tuesday 28th June - Readers: 7.00pm-7.30pm; Ministers of Communion: 7.30pm-8.00pm – you are welcome to attend both sessions regardless of your ministry.)
NOTE: If you are away for School Holidays, please let Denis know— if there are enough of you, we might add a meeting when you return.

For families with children born in/before 2009: The parish will help parent(s) prepare their child(ren) for the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist starting with an Introductory Meeting on Tuesday 12th July, (7pm – 8.30pm) in the Parish Church. We welcome you to enrol and continue the faith development of your child(ren) promised at their Baptism. Attendance of parent(s) at this meeting is a requirement. Please organise your diary now. (DEADLINE: Monday 4th July) If you cannot attend, you will need to join next year’s (2017-18) programme which will start at a similar time. (Note: This is a meeting for Adults and unless you have no other choice, please do not bring children.)

ENROLMENT for this meeting is by using the following link: https:// goo.gl/MlzU5l We need to know names and numbers for provision of resources). If you cannot access the internet, please contact the parish office (3356 7155) for a hardcopy of the enrolment form. It is expected that preparation and celebration of these Sacraments, should happen in the Parish Community with which the family celebrates their Sunday Mass. It is irrelevant which school they attend – State School, Private School, or Catholic School.

Tennis Courts for hireTWO-MINUTE HOMILIES
Priests from around the Archdiocese are preparing “Two Minute Homilies” and uploading them on social media platforms on a weekly basis now. To view or listen to a podcast please visit http:// brisbanecatholic.org.au/multimedia/two-minute-homilies/ at your leisure.

Next Friday 1st July will be our next Friday morning tea following 9am Mass. Please stay after Mass and join us for a cuppa in the Parish Meeting Room. If you are
able to bring a plate of food to share, that would be appreciated. All very welcome.

Our Lady, Queen of Apostles Church

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