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)

5th December - 13th January
Access from Thuruna St closed


15th December
Mass for Forgiveness of Sins 7pm


20th January
School staff to join Parish Mass
for blessing for the year

 

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

OUR PARISH COLUMBARIUM— PROPOSAL
In this week's newsletter is a drawing of our proposed Columbarium. (Initially the “glass fence” will not be included.) Fr Denis will explain it at Mass this weekend and there are a couple of larger drawings on the back wall of the church for you to investigate. Your comments about the design are most welcome and are to be lodged before Sunday 18th December. As yet we have no details about costs of booking a niche or other items. They will be produced near the completion of the construction.

Click here for Christmas Mass timesOur ADVENT preparation for CHRISTMAS
Celebrating the Forgiveness of our Sins: Don't forget you can always ring the office to make an appointment to celebrate the Sacrament of Penance (Confession) with Fr Denis. Aside from that every Saturday, starting at 5pm until no one is waiting, he is also available for the Sacrament – be there at 5pm as sometimes, no one else is there. We are also celebrating the Mass for Forgiveness of Sins on Thursday 15th December at 7pm (please note: there will be no Thursday morning mass that day). Also, there will be no "Confessions" on Christmas Eve at 5pm.

RELIGIOUS GOODS SHOP
Christmas cards are now available from the shop. If you have ordered a Break Open the Word book it can be collected from the shop. Columban Calendars are also available now. The new Christmas Catalogue is available if you are looking for a special gift for someone. Come in before or after Masses and have a browse. The shop will be open after the 5.30pm Mass on 11th December for those parishioners to do their Christmas shopping.

ARE YOU WILLING TO HELP? We are looking for volunteers to help with the Religious Goods Shop at all weekend Masses. This would only entail opening the shop at least 15 minutes before the Mass of your choice and another minutes after that Mass. A roster system will be in place and training will be provided. Please contact the Parish Office if you are willing to help and be on the roster. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated to keep our shop open.

No entryACCESS FROM THURUNA STREET—CLOSED!!
There will be a large project of Asbestos Removal from parts of the school over the school holidays. Consequently, the access to the church from Thuruna Street will be closed from MONDAY 5th December to FRIDAY 13th January.


SCHOOL BLESSING FOR THE YEAR

Keep Friday 20th January FREE! – At 9am, we are having our usual Parish Mass AND all the school staff will join us for a blessing for the year. Come along and pray with and for them – bring your kids – especially those who are attending QoA in 2017. Mark it in your Diary/Calendar now. There are about 60 staff – it’d be good for a change for us to have at least that many praying for them.

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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