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.
NO MASSES DURING THE LOCKDOWN
Mass Times for St Raphael's Church
WEEKDAY MASSES: Tuesday 5.30pm Wednesday 12 noon Thursday 7am Friday 12 noon
WEEKEND MASSES: Saturday 5.30pm Sunday 9 am and 5.30pm
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.
WEEKEND Mass times at St Raphael's Church Queanbeyan
SATURDAY 5.30 pm SUNDAY 9 am
WEEKDAY MASSES: TUESDAY 5.30pm WEDNESDAY noon THURSDAY 7 am FRIDAY noon
Mass at St Patrick's Michelago - Mass at St Patrick's will recommence in February 2023.
Mass at Warrigal is 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10.30 am
Mass at George Forbes 1st Wednesday of the month - to be advised.
MASS AT GOOGONG - EVERY SUNDAY AT 5.30PM
Come and join the vibrant community of St Gregory’s Catholic Parish We would love to see you! Celebrating Mass every Sunday at 5.30pm at the Anglican School 136 Gorman Drive Googong.
Access through the Budawang building via carpark on Hearne St and Rodgers Rd, Googong.
Please note that the last mass at Googong will be on the 18th December and return to St Raphael's Church.
PLEASE NOTE THIS MASS REPLACES THE 5.30 PM SUNDAY EVENING MASS AT ST RAPHAEL’S CHURCH IN QUEANBEYAN
PILGRIMAGE TO INNER PEACE – This gathering is to deepen our personal relationship with Jesus through Christian Meditation. The next gathering will be on 6 Dec (7.30pm in the church). This will be the last session for 2023. It will resume in February.
Please remember that this is a fortnightly gathering. More details contact Tony Carey on 0455 231 057 firstname.lastname@example.org,
PARISH DINNER Indian Theme Saturday 10th December 2022 (after Saturday evening Mass around) 6.30pm
Parish Morning tea area $15.00 per head tea, coffee and soft drinks supplied BYOG.
To celebrate with our Indian Faith community, they would like to share with us some of their beautiful food. They will cook for us a variety of meals/live cooking. This is their way of fund raising for the parish. They cook for us and the money you pay will be donated back to the parish. All welcome.
There is a flyer in the church. If you are interested and cannot attend mass, please call the parish office on 62994611 to register.
Click here to watch video from Fr Troy
LAUDATO SI-caring for our world, caring for our community, caring for each other
St Greg’s has recently become an Earthcare Parish. This begins our journey to implement the seven goals set out in Laudato Si’, Pope Francis’ encyclical letter on caring for our common home.
The seven goals are:
1. Response to the Cry of the Earth: regenerate the earth and care for God’s creatures
2. Response to the Cry of the Poor: care for the poor and vulnerable
3. Adopt Sustainable Lifestyles: live a simple life so that others may simply live
4. Ecological Economics: make economic decisions that put the planet and people ahead of profits
5. Ecological Education: educate ourselves and others on ecological matters
6. Ecological Spirituality: form our hearts as well as our minds
7. Community Resilience and Empowerment: participate in society and share our gifts with each other.
St Greg’s Caring for Creation group meets monthly to take up this challenge. We have a day-time meeting over coffee at Bean Central and an evening meeting in the Parish meeting room. We are beginning with a wide-ranging audit to assess where our greatest needs and opportunities as a parish lie. This will be followed by action planning and putting that plan into action. If you would like to be part of the team and help our Parish become more ecologically aware and proactive, please contact Elenore on 0413092365 or come to the next meeting.
• Meeting – 10am Wednesday 30 November at Bean Central – please let Elenore know if you are coming so we can book a large enough table
• Meeting – 7pm Thursday 1 December in the Parish Office
St Gregory’s Parish Faith Community is supporting Vinnies Queanbeyan Christmas food appeal.
if you can donate any of the following food items that would be great:
. Soft drinks
• Festive biscuits
• Apple Sauce
• Cranberry Sauce
• Kids Christmas lolly/chocolate stockings
• Pancake mix and syrup
• Zooper doopers
no perisable items to be donated thank you. Items can be left in the tubs in the church in the events hub or dropped off at the parish office on our opening days of Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays. Thank you for your support.
You can continue to donate other items if you can. eg. tissues, laundry liquid, fabric softener, paper towel, canned mixed vegetables, school snacks, cordial, noodles, deodorant, pasta, and microwave rice. Due to your generosity, we have plenty of soup, milk, tea, coffee. Vinnie's recently provided food for a family of 10 as a result of the parish generosity. The family were extremely grateful; Vinnie's volunteers were also very appreciative that Vinnie's had the resources to help this family Thank you so much for your support in this area. NB. Vinnies cannot accept any food items that have been opened.
Click to find out more about the Alpha Program.
ALPHA VIDEO (click here)
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
If you or know anyone who would like to become a Catholic, the parish will run the RCIA program in 2022. Please contact the parish office to register your interest.
Sunday Mass online (these Masses can also be viewed at a later time on YouTube)
St Christopher’s Cathedral - https://www.youtube.com/catholicvoice/live – Sunday 11:00 a.m.
St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney - https://www.stmaryscathedral.org.au/ - Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Diocese of Wollongong, Mass - For You At Home - https://massforyou.com.au/ - Sunday 7:00 a.m.
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
St Gregory's Parish is one of the oldest parish missions in NSW. With over 150 years of rich history, thousands of people have called St Gregory's Parish their home
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