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 June
Cursillo for Cursillistas
10am OLQA Parish Meeting Room


3rd July

Sacramental Program enrolment deadline


11th July

Sacramental Program Meeting 7pm


25th July

Christmas in July
7-9pm in the Church

 

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

CHRISTMAS IN JULY - Tuesday 25th July - 7 – 9pm in the Church
Adult Faith Formation ....... Talk by Dr Ian Elmer    From Birth to Rebirth beyond Death
Dr Ian Elmer, a parishioner of Queen of Apostles, a New Testament scholar and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, ACU, will lead a discussion of the Nativity narratives and the relationship of these narratives to the passion and death of Jesus. From a biblical point of view and, indeed, from a liturgical one as well, the meaning of the Christmas story is tied closely to the Easter message. In a very real sense, the birth of Jesus only derives significance not only from Jesus’ ultimate death and resurrection, but ours as well!

Join us for an opportunity not to be missed.  Please bring a plate of your favourite Christmas treats to share over a cuppa.

CONFIRMATION AND/OR EUCHARIST 2017-18:
For families with children born in/before 2010: The parish will help parent(s) prepare their child(ren) for the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist starting with an Introductory Meeting on Tuesday 11th 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 for enrolment is Monday 3rd July. If you cannot attend, you will need to join next year’s (2018-19) 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/zE4cz4 (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.

“CURSILLO FOR CURSILLISTAS” on Saturday 24th June, 10am to 4pm.
Come along and hear our guest speakers address the topic The Search for the Good News.  Take these few hours to reconnect, revitalise and reinvigorate your journey at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Parish Meeting Room, 70 Appleby Road, Stafford.  Morning tea and a light lunch will be provided. For catering purposes please RSVP to Rosemary 0431 464 211, Lionel 0417 786 542 or David 0439 669 558 by 21st June. If you are searching for the Good News, please join us. All are welcome to come along and share this day with us.

LATEST NEWS FROM COMMUNITY ALLIANCE

Great Outcomes from Logan Assembly
We had a win on public transport with DP Jackie Trad committing that Australia's first Demand Responsive Transport scheme would begin in September. Our second win came through this morning. Health Minister Cameron Dick has made an announcement to proceed with the Community Maternity Hubs. Great credit goes to our partners Logan Together, as well as all the leaders who have worked strongly on this. We are still finding out details to see if it covers all elements of the model proposed. Everyone at Assembly stood and Pledged to be a 'Friend of the Community Maternity Hubs.' Our bigger aim is to make these hubs sustainable in the long-term. Over 200 people attended. There was a huge effort to get turnout, after only 122 people were registered Monday night. Well done to everyone involved in that. However it does highlight the work we have ahead to do our Founding Assembly turnout in a relational way

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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