QUEANBEYAN | MICHELAGO | BUNGENDORE | BRAIDWOOD

 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. 

Psalm 27

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.

Latest News

 

 

 

COVID SAFETY PLAN PROTOCOLS  click here

Please pray for the children in our community who will be celebrating Confirmation in September. The children will be attending mass this weekend and next weekend for their commitment.

 

Rosters for ministries in the parish have been prepared for August & September. They will be emailed,

displayed for viewing on the parish website and also hard copies will be available in the church near the votive candle stand. If you would still like to join a ministry roster please call or email the parish office.

Commencing August/September an ecumenical group of participants will look together each fortnight at Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ letter “On Care for Our Common Home”. You can register interest in obtaining further information in taking part at BelconnenSouth@cg.org.au or on 0428-625 110.

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.

The ACBC National Catholic Men’s Gathering for 2020 is being offered as a free event for registered participants. This modified program will be delivered in four pre-recorded sessions of approximately 1 hour in length, available from Saturday 15th August 2020, at St Gregory's Primary School Hall, Molonglo Street Queanbeyan from 9 am - 5pm. 

 

Registration will be free  at  https://acbcagora.force.com/events/s/lt-event?id=a430K000000cP0YQAU#/2020%20Event

Each session will offer input from a variety of speakers and musicians, along with a response and questions for group discussion or individual reflection. The program offers flexibility so that you may participate individually or gather with others from your parish/diocese or men’s ministry group.

As an initiative of the Australian Catholic Bishops, the aim of the ACBC National Men’s Gathering is to inspire and encourage men with a vision for personal discipleship, service and mission in the family, parish/diocese and the world. The online program hopes to reinforce that it is important to gather as men in the faith environment of the Church and be challenged to ensure the Gospel is alive in our homes, parishes/dioceses and our communities.

 

Please call the parish office if you have any questions.  Please let parish office know via email at queanbeyan@cg.org.au if you will be registered for this event.   Thank you.

UPDATE ON LENTEN BOAT TRIP - In regards to the "Lenten Boat Trip" that was postponed in March, if everything goes to plan this will be going ahead on a new date of Wednesday 4th November 2020.   

RCIA

If you are not a catholic but interested in finding out more about what the Catholic church believes and teaches, why not join the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program? The program will commence in St Gregory’s Parish, Queanbeyan, on
2 September 2020 and run through to Easter 2021. Please call the parish office on 62994611  to register your interest.  

Wednesday Prayer Group has recommenced          1.30pm in the Parish Meeting Room. (Limited numbers)   

Baptisms— The restrictions have been lifted for baptisms to again be celebrated. If you wish to have your child baptized, please call the parish office to make a booking.   

Exposition & Adoration will recommence on Friday 3rd July from 11AM—11.55AM.

Followed by Midday Mass.

Reconciliation by appointment—call Fr Troy

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 

Please let the parish office know if you wish to serve as a special minister or reader at one of the masses.

CONCERNED CATHOLICS CANBERRA GOULBURN
MEDIA RELEASE

Concerned Catholics Canberra Goulburn call for church governance report release

https://mailchi.mp/4deee619b945/newsletter-31-january-1394230?e=28a2e172c6

Free online issue of the Swag magazine at:

Go to www.theswag.org.au and on the home page click on the yellow box (right hand side of screen).

 

RE -EMERGING WITH PURPOSE 

https://melbournecatholic.org.au/News/ArtMID/416/ArticleID/24456

 

 

 

View the latest copy of the Catholic Voice here:

 

https://www.catholicvoice.org.au/

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.

During this time our Pastoral Council have been busily completing the Parish plan for the next three, years..

 

This is our new vision and mission statement for the parish. 

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.

Options for viewing Mass online

 

OTHER  LITURGICAL RESOURCES

 

For a Sunday home worship aid visit the Brisbane Archdiocesan site here

Other Resources for Praying at Home – from Cathnews

The Alpha program for 2020  has been suspended until further notice, due to the COVID restrictions.    FOR ENQUIRIES PLEASE CALL SELINA STANFORD ON 0438 664 110 OR EMAIL SSTANFORD2000@gmail.com 

 https://www.bbcatholic.org.au/multimediafiles/alpha-video.mp4

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.  

 

https://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/PC2020-snapshot-report-6RENEWAL-finalv2.pdf

LINKS 

Catholic Directory

www.catholicdirectory.com.au

 

Australian Catholics

www.australiancatholics.com.au

 

Catholic Australia

www.catholicaustralia.com.au

 

Cath News

www.cathnews.com

 

Pray

www.pray.com.au

WELCOME HOME

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

PLANNED GIVING

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

 
ABOUT US

Saint Gregory's Queanbeyan is a Catholic Parish within the Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn. 

We seek to welcome all people into full participation within the life of the church, to develop our faith through the sacraments and to reach out into the community with the aim of uniting all in Jesus Christ

CONTACT

PHONE: (02) 6299 4611

ADDRESS: 47 Lowe St
Queanbeyan NSW 2620

EMAIL: queanbeyan@cg.org.au

CONTACT US

© 2018 St Gregory's Parish Queanbeyan   |   Built by JH Creative.   |