Community News (a snippet from our latest newsletter)
NEW PARISH PRIEST
The wait is over and we are now happy to announce that our new Parish Priest, Fr Alex Vickers O.P., has arrived.
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER
There is a very busy time in every parish which starts before Palm Sunday and extends right through to Easter Sunday. It's a time of planning, seeking assistance, people stepping up, communicating and helping out. It's about ordering things, and getting things in order so that, as a community centered in Christ, we may remember and celebrate well His Passion and Resurrection. The visible and invisible, planned and in some cases unplanned actions of many people make this busy time very manageable for those tasked to organise liturgies. The work of those who pruned and hung their palms so we could bear them, those who rehearsed music and readings so we could hear and enter into the story, those who climbed ladders to decorate, and turned lights on and off, those who ministered Communion, coordinated Masses, projected images, carried and venerated crosses, and took up collections. The list could go on. The parish thanks all who stepped up over Holy Week and Easter for being ours arms and legs of ministry. Thanks also to every person who attended Masses and liturgies, and made up the community of Easter people who share and celebrate the hope of the Resurrection.
ALPHA 2017- You’re Invited…
Over 27 million people around the world have explored the BIG questions of life on Alpha. You’re invited to join the journey here. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. To know more about Alpha, please come for a bite to eat, watch the Alpha Information talk and have a chat with us and fellow parishioners. Our Lady of Graces Alpha journey starts on the 10th of May at 7pm to 9pm in the Library. For more information contact Vilma Simbag on 0433 514 634 or email email@example.com or contact the Parish Office.
2017 BRISBANE EAST DEANERY TRIVIA NIGHT
The 2017 trivia night will be held Saturday 6th May at 7pm in St Thomas Parish Hall, Stephen Street, Camp Hill. The theme this year is black and white with prize for best dressed (this should be easy for us being a Dominican Church). Tickets are $15/person with BYO nibble and alcohol for your table (tea/coffee/soft drink and water for sale). Form your own table of 10, or let us know if you want to join a table with others. Email the Parish Office.
ST MARTIN'S SCHOOL
St Martin's Sunday Funday - OLOG Craft Stall
The OLOG craft stall is asking anyone for homemade jams and chutneys for the stall at Sunday Funday on the 28th of May. All monies made from this stall will be raised for the Parish. Please bring it to the Parish office by Friday the 26th of May no later than 12.00pm. Thank you.