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.
St Gregory's Parish family is committed to being a Christ- centred pilgrim people who, through word and deed are a living witness of God's unconditional love for all
WEEKEND | ST RAPHAEL'S QBN
LATEST PARISH NEWS
IS THERE MORE TO LIFE THAN THIS?
ALPHA – new series commences on Wednesday 26February at 6.30pm. The first week is a ‘come and try’ week to see if this format of spiritual growth would suit you. Each week includes a meal, a short video and group discussion in a very relaxed atmosphere. No cost and no commitment, just come as much or as little as you wish. For more information or to register your interest please call Selina on 0438 664 110.
God of creation we pray that you are protecting and watching over your people and your land. We know as difficult as it is, nature must take its cause to alway rejuvenate this great south land. We think of those who are suffering much loss at this time, we pray for our firefighters and their families. We continue to pray for your will to be done. Mary help of Christians be with us.
BUSH FIRE APPEAL/ COLLECTION
From the Bishops Conference, that national response includes:
Parishes across the country taking up a special collection at Masses on the Australia Day weekend, with all funds to be donated to Vinnies’ bushfire appeal. SVDP would also greatly appreciate fuel cards & gift cards. They have an abundant supply of clothes and food. These donations can be left at the parish office or placed in the church collection bags on the Australia Day weekend and to be clearly marked. Thank you
SACRAMENT OF FIRST RECONCILIATION 2020 - REGISTRATION
FORMS WERE DISTRIBUTED IN NOVEMBER TO THE 2019 YEAR 2 CHILDREN AT BOTH ST GREGORY'S PRIMARY SCHOOL AND AT THE 5 STATE SCHOOLS IN QUEANBEYAN. THE SACRAMENT WILL BE CELEBRATED IN APRIL 2020. PARENTS ARE ASKED TO PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN THE REGISTRATION FORMS TO BE PARISH BY THE DUE DATE OF 21 FEBRUARY 2020. YOUR CHILD MUST BE BAPTISED CATHOLIC IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THIS SACRAMENT. PLEASE CALL THE PARISH OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.
BAPTISMS IN OUR PARISH
Dear Parents, if you wish to have your child baptised, please call the parish office early to book the baptism to avoid disappointment.
ST GREGORY'S RESTORATION UPDATE
Thank you for your kind donations we have received. We are moving forward with the crosses and to date we have received enough funds for the replacement and installation of one of the Crosses for St Gregory’s Church. I feel we need to replace the cross sooner rather than later. We will leave the second cross till a later date.
Any donation is gratefully accepted and If you would like to give a donation of $100 or more a small plaque will be engraved with your family name, and will be displayed near the old crosses that will find their new home in the church garden. We will keep you updated on the progress.
Plenary Council Snapshot reports
Plenary Council Update: ‘Snapshot Reports” have now been released so that we can see a sample of the voices and answers that inspired each of the six National Themes of Discernment. As you read the snapshots, you might find it helpful to keep in mind any suggestions that could be included in the parish goals for our upcoming Parish Pastoral Plan 2020-2022.
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.
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