Community News (a snippet from our latest newsletter)
FR ALEX'S INSTALLATION
On Saturday 8 July, Archbishop Mark Coleridge will be joining our 6pm Mass to install Fr Alex as Our Lady of Graces’ Parish Priest. You are invited to attend this Mass and join us afterwards for some winter warming soup and rolls.
FROM THE KNITTING GROUP
The Knitting Group needs your help. The group knits warm articles (knee rugs, beanies, scarves etc.) for the parish clients of St Vinnies. However, we are very low on knitting yarn. Donations of 8ply knitting yarn would enable us to continue this very necessary work. You can help by making a donation of several balls of the same colour 8ply yarn. Donations can be left at the parish office. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
MULTICULTURAL MASS AND FESTIVAL
On Saturday, 14 October, we will be celebrating all of the nationalities in this church through a Multi-cultural Mass and Festival at the 6pm Mass. We are calling for expressions of interest in representing your nationality to participate in the Ministry of the Word, procession and the festivities after including your national dress, dishes, dance and music. Please write your name, number and nationality down at the back of the church. Alternatively you can contact Jenny email email@example.com or on 0455 294 189.
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS
Our Lady of Graces will be hosting two Safeguarding sessions. For some of our volunteers it is mandatory that they attend the training and they have all been emailed. This session is also open to anyone who wishes to attend. There will be two options to choose from:
1. Saturday 24 June 2017 – 9am to 12pm OR 2. Saturday 26 August 2017 – 9am to 12pm
As part of the Archdiocesan Safeguarding Policy we are calling for expressions of interest in the volunteer role of Local Safeguarding Representative. This important role will assist our community to develop an extended culture of guardianship. If you can spare about 2 hours a month please contact the Parish Office for a task description and volunteer form.
SACRAMENT OF EUCHARIST
Thanks to parents who attended recent parent meetings. Families begin formal preparations for Reconciliation and Eucharist late in July. In the meantime parents are encouraged to support their child’s understanding through attending Sunday Mass, and discussing all the questions this might raise. That requires hearts and minds tuned to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. May we as a parish pray for that guidance in the lives of these 93 parish children.
CCY & OLOG Black and White Gala
On Friday 27 October 2018, the Carina Catholic Youth with Our Lady of Graces Parish will be hosting our Inaugural Black and White Gala. The Black and White Gala aims at bringing the whole community together outside of the church, to have a good time and get to know those who are in the same community as you. More details and ticket sales will be announced in the coming weeks. So keep an eye on this space!
MAX17 - UNLESS
The menALIVE MAX 17 weekend is an Annual National Catholic Men's Conference Event. Now in its 14th year. It is not just a conference of presentations but a comprehensive expirence. The theme this year is "UNLESS". The material and experience on the weekend is all NEW to previous years and comprehensively different to the parish weekends run nationally. The Details:
WHEN: 14 - 16 July 2017
WHERE: St Leo's Catholic College, University of Queensland, Brisbane
COST: from $245 per person includers 2 nights' accommodation 6 meals and a great event.
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