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)

25th May
Social Club Bus Trip


29th May
Albany Fair 10am - 4pm
All Saint's Church
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All Hallows' School Open Day 11am
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Annual Corpus Christi Procession
2pm Cathedral of St Stephen


31st May
Liturgical Ministers' Workshop 7pm


7th June
Liturgical Ministers' Workshop 7pm

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

SOCIAL CLUB BUS TRIP
On Wednesday 25th May to beautiful, colonial Ormiston House, a historical home built in the 1860s.We will be having Devonshire Tea on the balcony before having a guided tour through the house. Lunch will be at Redlands Sporting Club. Cost is $55 with Devonshire Tea, Guided Tour and Lunch all included. Leaving 8.30- 9.00am.

ANNUAL CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION
Sunday, May 29th is Corpus Christi Sunday this year and His Grace, Archbishop Coleridge, has given permission for the Procession with the Blessed Sacrament to go through the streets of Brisbane City. How wonderful this is to follow Our Lord in our capital city! As St John Paul II said, “Do not be afraid to take Christ to the streets.” Parishes, schools, Catholic groups and ethnic communities are all invited to participate in this year’s procession. Each group is invited to walk with their parish or group banner. The beginning time is 2pm at The Cathedral of St Stephen. There will be the procession, the Rosary, devotional prayers and Benediction lead by Bishop Joseph Oudeman. The event is self-funded and so the Organising Committee welcomes donations, large and small, to offset the considerable costs involved. Donations can be made through the website: http://www.corpuschristibrisbane.com Information and details about the event is also available via the website.

FORMING LITURGICAL MINISTERS OF GOSPEL JOY
Over the next three years Evangelisation Brisbane in partnership with Liturgy Brisbane is offering formation for Liturgical Ministers. Completion of these workshops will have Archdiocesan recognition. The formation will consist of three sessions (2 hours each) looking at theory, practical skills and local context. The first two sessions will be provided at a deanery or regional level. The third session will be facilitated in the local parish. This will allow for the parish priest to meet with the liturgical ministers and for them to be familiar with local customs and expectations.

It’s HERE
in OUR HALL!!

TUES 31st MAY
&
TUES 7th JUNE
(both 7pm)

Session One: Liturgy – Understanding the Feast of Heaven& Earth. An overview of Liturgy and Ministry.
Session Two: Liturgical Ministers – Serving the Feast of Heaven& Earth. Practical Session in two ministry groups: Ministers of the Word and Extraordinary Ministers of Communion. Other ministries may be included, depending on need. Music Ministry will be directed to Archdiocesan formation sessions run by Liturgy Brisbane.
Session Three: Parish Guidelines for Celebrating the Feast of Heaven & Earth. How does it apply in ‘our’ parish?
Contact Details: For more information or to express interest in the program please contact Fr Denis, or The Liturgy Team or The Parish Office 3356 7155 or stafford@bne.catholic.net.au

Tennis Courts for hireCONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH GROUP
Are you wanting to improve your language skills in a friendly, non-threatening environment? Come and join us at the Queen of Apostles Parish Meeting Room (next to the Parish Office), on Wednesday mornings during School terms. The group meets from 10am- 12noon each Wednesday, except in school holidays. The focus of our classes this year will be spoken English, engaging in conversation. For further information contact the Parish office on 3356 7155.

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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