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 Sunday evening 5.30pm at the Anglican School at 136 Gorman Drive, Googong.
WEEKDAY MASSES: TUESDAY 5.30pm WEDNESDAY noon THURSDAY 7 AM FRIDAY noon
Mass at St Patrick's Michelago - next Mass is Saturday 9 July 22 (2nd Saturday of the month 5.30pm or 6pm during daylight) saving.
Mass at Warrigal is 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10.30 am
Mass at George Forbes 1st Wednesday of the month - at 9.30 am
COVID No QR check-ins are necessary for our church. However, we encourage you to keep wearing masks in church where we can not maintain a safe distance. Do not attend a Mass or service if you have any flu-like symptoms, a cold or if you are feeing unwell in any way; have a chronic medical condition or have a compromised immune system, also very importantly if you are waiting on results from a COVID test you must isolate until you get results.
The reimagined Parish Community Council will continue to bring the vision and mission of our parish to life. Members of the parish community are invited to join in the group(s) that best suit their interests, skills and experience. Training will be provided if needed for any of
the groups. Existing ministries within the parish will be incorporated into the new groups. Two people from each group, one a leader and the other a scribe, will form the new Parish Community Council, ensuring that there is regular communication from the groups to the
wider Parish community and that the groups work well together. Groups may also have subgroups
as needed for a particular activity.
The Parish Community Council will meet every two months to report on their activities and discuss ideas. Each of these initial meetings will start at 6pm in the Parish Meeting Room.
Parish Community Council Groups
Group Date of first meeting
Social justice 14th June
Liturgy and worship and parish community & social activities 21 June
Faith formation and development 5th July
Laudato Si’ 12th July
Extension into Googong 20th July (not 19th as previously advertised).
Parish Community Council 2nd August
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 commencing Sunday 26th June 2022 at the Anglican School 136 Gorman Drive Googong.
Access through the Budawang building via carpark on Hearne St and Rodgers Rd, Googong.
PLEASE NOTE THIS MASS REPLACES THE 5.30 PM SUNDAY EVENING MASS AT ST RAPHAEL’S CHURCH IN QUEANBEYAN
ST GREGORY’S PARISH CATHOLIC SCHOOLS HISTORY
WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOUR STORY!
Did you or a member of your family attend one of the Catholic schools in Queanbeyan. We are looking for stories about various times in the history of our community.
A history of St Gregory’s Parish is currently underway and expected to be completed by December 2022.
As part of this publication there will be a section about the history of Catholic Schools in St Gregory’s Parish. There are two key questions that we are asked to respond to, and they are:
· What were the challenges, both exciting and daunting, faced by the Catholic community?
· How did the Catholic community respond to those challenges?
We need your contributions. Please help tell our story in the following ways:
1. This section could be a whole book, however this is not possible.
Please click on the link below which will take you to our parish email where you can send in your contribution/photos etc. or alternatively submissions can be posted it to the parish office, PO Box 175 Queanbeyan 2620. if you do not have internet access.
2. Selections from this site along with other resources will be used in the printed version. Please be aware of issues relating to Privacy and respectful comments are required.
3. If you have any class photos, sacramental photos or ones that show a variety of aspects of school life, we would love to see them. please label them appropriately. If you have questions or would like to share your story verbally, please contact Mary Dorrian. Her contact details are: email@example.com or 0487778400.
QUEANBEYAN PARISH SCHOOL/S
History of St Gregory’s Parish Schools
The two key questions for the book about the history of Queanbeyan are:
What were the challenges, both exciting and daunting, faced by the Catholic community in the Queanbeyan Parish?
And how did the Catholic Community respond to those challenges?
Here are suggestions of some questions for you to consider:
Years of involvement at St Gregory’s? Marist?
What were the major challenges of this time?
What jobs did the parents do at this time?
What were the fee arrangements?
What additional ways did the Good Samaritans and Marist Brothers support the families?
Desk arrangements? How were the classrooms heated and cooled?
What was the emphasis on Prayer, Sacraments, Catechism?
Were you involved in fund raising such as fetes, raffles, P&F?
How did the community help each other and the nuns/brothers?
Any other stories?
Do you have a photo of yourself then and now? Any other photos – sports carnivals, sacraments etc showing some of the daily life of this time.
Your links with the community now.
Many thanks for your response.
Please email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your name and contact details on your questionnaire.
Mary Dorrian email@example.com
Pope Francis releases his prayer intention for June 2022, and urges Catholics to pray for all families during the month in which Rome hosts the 10th World Meeting of Families.
“There is no such thing as a perfect family. There are always ‘buts.’’
Pope Francis made that affirmation in The Pope Video released on Thursday to promote his prayer intention for June.
Yet, he added, “that doesn’t matter. We shouldn’t be afraid of mistakes; we have to learn from them so we can move forward.”
United in the family
As the Church prepares to gather in Rome on 22-26 June for the 10th World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis upheld the family and urged all Catholics to pray for them.
“The family is the place where we learn to live with one another, to live with young people and with those who are older. And by being united in our differences—young people, the elderly, adults, children—we evangelize with our example of life.”
God offers path of holiness in families
The Pope recalled that God is always with us, in our neighborhood, cities, and daily life.
“And He takes care of us,” said Pope Francis. “He remains with us at all times in the swaying of the boat tossed by the sea: when we argue, when we suffer, when we’re joyful, the Lord is there and accompanies us, helps us, and corrects us.”
At the same time, he said, love within the family offers a “personal path of holiness.”
“Let us pray for Christian families around the world. May each and every family embody and experience unconditional love and advance in holiness in their daily lives.”
‘Main source of meaning for people’
A press release from the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, which prepares the video, referenced a survey carried out by the Pew Research Center in 2021, noting that “the family continues to be the main source of meaning in the lives of many people.”
Cardinal Kevin Farrell, Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life, affirmed that every family has its own problems and joys.
“Loving relationships between spouses, parents, children, and grandparents are what become paths of holiness,” he said, noting that this love is “made of simple daily gestures, which take little to make ordinary moments extraordinary.”
WATCH THE POPE'S VIDEO HERE.
PLENARY COUNCIL - IF YOU HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE PLENARY COUNCIL, YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN THE DOCUMENT AVAILABLE FROM THIS LINK.
World Meeting of Families 22-26 June 2022 Every three years since 1994, the Church has celebrated the World Meeting of Families in a different city of the world. In 2022 the event will be hosted by the Diocese of Rome with Pope Francis leading special celebrations. However the Holy Father has also asked that the World Meeting of Families be celebrated concurrently in every diocese of the world in 2022. The idea is for families to gather locally around their bishop to explore and celebrate the theme of "Family love: a vocation and a path to holiness” In our Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn it is envisaged that celebrations will happen in three locations: one in Canberra, one in the Eastern Deanery and one in the Western Deanery. For more local information contact firstname.lastname@example.org 0429 192 869
ALPHA in our Parish.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, it was not possible to run another ALPHA program for 2021. However, the Alpha leadership team will work on some dates for 2022. If you are interested in ALPHA, please contact the parish office and your details will be forwarded to the Alpha team.
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.
SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT
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