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. Entry to carpark is from Rodgers Road and Hearne Street.
WEEKDAY MASSES: TUESDAY 5.30pm WEDNESDAY noon THURSDAY 7 AM FRIDAY noon
Mass at St Patrick's Michelago - PLEASE NOTE: (AMENDMENT) A communion service will be held on Sunday 14th August at 10 am.
Mass is celebrated on the 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. 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.
Feast of the Assumption 15th August - Midday mass at St Raphael’s Church
Parish Community Council - All the groups have met except for the Laudato Si’ which was postponed unexpectedly. We would like to combine this group with the Social Justice Group and propose to have the meeting on Wednesday the 17th August at 7pm in the Parish meeting room.
Please place your name on the attendance sheet in the events hub.
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 THIS MASS REPLACES THE 5.30 PM SUNDAY EVENING MASS AT ST RAPHAEL’S CHURCH IN QUEANBEYAN
St Gregory’s Parish Faith Community is supporting Vinnies Queanbeyan
St Gregory’s Parish Faith Community is supporting Vinnies Queanbeyan. Vinnie's regularly provides food hampers for households in the Queanbeyan area. The parish social justice group has set up baskets in the church. We are requesting that parishioners bring 1-2 items with them each week. At the moment the most needed items are school snacks, cereal, noodles, laundry detergent. 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.
Archbishop Christopher’s Report on the Second Assembly of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
Please include your name and contact details on your questionnaire.
Mary Dorrian firstname.lastname@example.org
PLENARY COUNCIL -
If you are following the Plenary Council, please visit the links below.
Plenary Insight - Read all John Warhurst's Plenary Council blogs
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 email@example.com 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