ONE THING I ASK FROM THE LORD,
THIS ONLY DO I SEEK; THAT I MAY
DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD
ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE.
VISION: Our Parish is a vibrant community inviting everyone to encounter Christ.
MISSION: To go and make disciples, to be a servant to each other and to be a people who reach out to those in need.
We are: guided by the life of Jesus, sustained by the love of God, and inspired by the light of the Holy Spirit.
Mass times are :
Tuesday at 5.30 pm Wednesday 12 noon Thursday 7 am Friday at noon
Saturday 5.30 pm Sunday 9 am and 5.30 pm
Exposition & Adoration - Fridays from 11AM—11.55AM. Followed by Midday Mass. Reconciliation by appointment—call Fr Troy
Please register early for mass. Registration opens on Monday morning for the following weeekends masses.
If you register and your circumstances change and you cannot attend, please advise the parish office so your ticket can be re issued to someone else. Thank you.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Attendance at WEEKENDS masses will now be via an on line booking system. If you do not have internet access you are able to contact the parish office to book in before MIDDAY on Friday. Our registered number of persons in our church is still at 110. The parish office is not open on weekends, please do not call on the weekend to register for mass. Please book early either on line or by calling the parish office on 62 994611.
You will be required to register your attendance each week. Bookings open on the MONDAY before the weekend mass. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
FOR BOOKINGS PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK:
you will be asked to SEARCH EVENT NAME OR VENUE: type: st raphaels Postcode: 2620
Date: choose date from calendar
Please note that this on line booking system is only for the weekend services not the weekday masses. We are hoping that this system will be a better way of registering for mass. Please call the parish office if you need more clarification.
PLEASE NOTE: Everyone needs to register. If you are rostered on for a ministry, you will also need to register. There are no provisions for permanent bookings, or bookings for attendance at more than one service on a weekend. You need to register each week for the upcoming service. We ask you be patient with this transition. And hope it benefits for the good of all.
VIDEO - Hi from Fr Troy
MONDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2020 ALL SOULS DAY: will be commemorated with mass 7am at the Queanbeyan Cemetery.
MONDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2020 An Ecumenical service will be held at the Queanbeyan Cemetery at 6pm
Wednesday 4 NOVEMBER 2020, St Raphael's Church "Into the heart" an evening of scripture and prayer using the MSC Charism of Heart Spirituality. All welcome come along and join us.
ST GREGORY'S PARISH PROJECT HISTORY
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Parishioner contact details:
The parish office is planning to provide parishioners with information via email in the near future. If you have not previously provided your details to the parish office could you please email them on email@example.com (SUBJECT : PARISHIONER CONTACT DETAILS) and provide them with the following information:
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The Alpha program for 2020 has resumed and is now continuing on line. FOR ENQUIRIES PLEASE CALL SELINA STANFORD ON 0438 664 110 OR
COVID SAFETY PLAN PROTOCOLS click here
New phase of Evangelisation
This week the Vatican released an instruction The pastoral conversion of the Parish community in the service of the evangelising mission of the Church. It's primarily about parish renewal which makes for interesting reading - and aligns with St Gregory’s 2020-2022 Parish Pastoral Plan!
The Instruction begins with:
Pastoral conversion is one of the central themes in the “new phase of evangelisation” that the Church is called to foster today, whereby Christian communities be ever more centres conducive to an encounter with Christ.
The Holy Father, in this regard, recommends that: “If something should rightly disturb us and trouble our consciences, it is the fact that so many of our brothers and sisters are living without the strength, light and consolation born of friendship with Jesus Christ, without a community of faith to support them, without meaning and a goal in life. More than by fear of going astray, my hope is that we will be moved by the fear of remaining shut up within structures which give us a false sense of security, within rules which make us harsh judges, within habits which make us feel safe, while at our door people are starving and Jesus does not tire of saying to us: “Give them something to eat” (Mk 6:37)”.
For the full document: http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2020/07/20/200720a.html.
Serving Mission - A Conversation with Father James Mallon | Part 1
UPDATE ON LENTEN BOAT TRIP - In regards to the "Lenten Boat Trip" that was postponed in March 2020, if everything goes to plan this will be going ahead on a new date of Wednesday 17TH MARCH 2021.
View the latest copy of the Catholic Voice here:
PLENARY COUNCIL UPDATE:
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference is presently holding a 7 day ‘virtual’ meeting during which they will set a new date for the Plenary Council.
Options for viewing Mass online
St Christopher’s Cathedral - http://cg.org.au/cathedral/Home.aspx - Monday to Friday - 12:15 p.m., Saturday - 9:00 a.m., Sunday - 11:00 a.m.
St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney - https://www.stmaryscathedral.org.au/liturgy-and-sacraments/mass-and-confession-times/ - Monday to Friday – 9:00 a.m.; Saturday – 9:00 a.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m.
PLENARY COUNCIL 2020 UPDATE:
The six discernment papers, commissioned by the Plenary Council 2020, were published by the PC Secretariat at Pentecost. These papers are designed to help shape and sharpen the agenda for the Plenary Council, whose first meeting has now been posted until October 2021.
The home of our faith is the Church, the place we come and pray, where we celebrate Mass, Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals, where we celebrate Jesus’ birthday and his resurrection. It is also the front door to our faith community that leads and invites people to come and explore, or where they can come and join in whatever gives them life.
ST GREGORY'S HISTORY
The church is a constantly growing structure of believers who are united in the mission of spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. To do this effectively we reach out to those in our community who are able to support us financially.
COMMUNITY & MINISTRY GROUPS
Our faith is central to the way in which we live everyday, St Gregory's has many groups that meet regularly to enhance the experience of life through friendship and prayer
HELP US TO SPREAD THE
LOVE AND TRUTH OF CHRIST
St Gregory's Parish is constantly looking for people to get involved in ministries who serve the local and broader community, this can be through liturgy service to community outreach services