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 February
RCIA Group Meeting 7pm


28th February

Shrove Tuesday
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Sacrament of Penance
Parent session 7pm


1st March
Ash Wednesday
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9.30am Social Club


2nd March
Parish Pastoral Council


3rd March
World Day of Prayer
Stafford North Baptist Church 10am


6th March
Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults
Volunteer Training


14th March
Sacrament of Penance
Parent and Children session


18th March
International Food Fest 6pm

 

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

LENT
Lent starts with Ash Wednesday 1st March. During Lent the Catholic Community is asked to FAST every Friday and on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, ABSTAIN from meat. Why fast/abstain? "A heart contrite and humbled, O God, you will not spurn." Every major religion has a tradition of fasting as a means of preparing oneself for an important spiritual event. Fasting reminds us 1) of our deepest hunger for God and a meaningful life. 2) It reminds us of the difference between our true needs and our wants. 3) It allows us to empathize with those in our world who do without the most basic comforts we take for granted. 4) It's a reminder that we do not walk alone but with people all over the world doing the same fasting/abstaining on this same day. Mass at 7am

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER
World Day of Prayer is on Friday 3rd March at the Stafford North Baptist Church opposite Rode Shopping Centre. This day is a worldwide event dating back to the 19th century, which brings together different Christian traditions in over 170 countries. Each year more than three million people join in a service prepared to celebrate both our unity in Christ and our diversity in culture. Beautifully arranged and written this year by the women of the Philippines, with the theme "Am I being fair to you?". Gather at 10am for a cuppa, with a service at 10.30am, and concluding by 11.45am. Everyone is welcome. Cynthia Oxenham is our representative – if you'd like to help her in any way, please contact the Parish Office.

INTERNATIONAL FOOD FEST
It's coming!! Saturday 18th March at 6pm in our Hall.  Bring your favourite sweet or savoury meal to share.  We have many different cultures in our parish - let's celebrate them.  Mark your calendar now! Further information in coming weeks.

FRIDAY MORNING MASS TIME CHANGE?
To encourage the faith development and appreciation of the Mass for our children in QofA school (especially for those who are not brought to weekend Mass) we aim to keep a balance of Adults to children of 1/2:2/3.  With around 25 children, we need at least 13 adults.  If we changed the Mass time to 8.45am instead of 9am, would you be able to come (arriving by 8.40am?).  Whether you are a regular Friday Morning Mass person or not, if you can, please let Fr Denis know by Sunday night 12th February so we can determine if the Mass-time change is worthwhile.

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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