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)

27th August
Volunteers Morning Tea 10.15pm


30th August
Qld Community Alliance
Founding Assembly at City Hall


3rd September
Kelvin Grove Wind Orchestra Concert 3pm


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

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

VOLUNTEERS - what is your act of mercy?
Attention all Volunteers in the Parish (you know who you are!!) What is your act of mercy? Celebrate it with a Sparkling Brunch 10.15am – 11.30am Sunday 27th August. Showing mercy has a broad meaning beyond what I googled in in the Cambridge Online dictionary “kindness that makes you forgive someone, usually someone that you have authority over”. For us at Stafford Parish the key bit of that definition is kindness. Most of us show an act of mercy to people we have no ‘power over’. We just help, or pitch in. The power bit for us the power to give help, take some time out of your day, to show some care or kindness to others.

The people in our Parish give or show acts of mercy all the time. It is not just the formal jobs like special minister, or high stress ones like running the AV at mass (that I think is one of more difficult jobs, we show all show Mercy to the poor operator when the words don’t appear the instant we want them!). It isn’t just about the ‘big jobs’ though, you act of mercy might be as simple as saying hello to someone at Mass you haven’t met before (to make them feel welcome). People visit or take Eucharist to the sick, work with SVDP, and help others in so many ways.

So we want to celebrate the Mercy that people give and show. And this is why I thought of the Beatitudes. Because we will sort of solve hunger and thirst and show mercy all at once on Sunday 27th August, with a brunch after the Sunday Mass. We will have some sparkling water and soft drinks and we invite everyone bring along a brunch type dish. You can bring your own drinks; responsible consumption on a BYO basis! So how do you score an invite to this? Entry is only permitted to those who show acts of mercy, so doing something nice for others is the ticket. Let us all celebrate the acts of Mercy big and small. See you on the 27th! To help with venue setup and catering, please sign the RSVP sheet at the back of the church.

WIND ORCHESTRA CONCERT
The Kelvin Grove Wind Orchestra warmly invites you to their next concert, “A Royal Affair” which features popular music from the movies and classics. Some of these include Entry of the Queen of Sheba, the Kind and I, The Lion King and an Elvis Tribute. Date: Sunday 3rd September at 3pm Place: The Old Museum, Bowen Hills Tickets: Adults $25, Concession $20, Children $13 (This includes afternoon tea) Tickets can be purchased online at kgwo.org.au or from Maree Coe (Phone 3350 1472).

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.

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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