Community News (a snippet from our latest newsletter)
SUNDAY FUNDAY - 28th May
Sunday Funday Craft Stall
Our Lady of Graces has been kindly invited by St. Martin's Primary School to join in these festivities. Once again, parishioners will be manning the Craft and Jam-cum-Chutney-cum-Pickles Stall. The funds raised from a similar stall two years ago contributed to lighting the statues of Our Lady and St. Martin at the front of the Church. This was very favourably received by our Parish community. Our team is asking for your support in the way of contributions of any of the above. We have some groups already preparing items for sale, but would appreciate more, please. Would you kindly leave any donations at the Church Office. Our group meets at 10am each Friday in the Aquinas Room and newcomers are always welcome.
Sunday Funday Cake Stall
We all know there's nothing better than home baked goodies. That's why we're asking parishioners of Our Lady of Graces to make their tried and true, favourite recipe to donate to the St Martin's Sunday Funday Cake Stall. We'd love cakes, biscuits, slices or scones. This year, there will be a dedicated gluten-free section and products containing nuts are welcome as long as they are clearly labelled. Unfortunately, goods including ingredients that need refrigeration (e.g. fresh cream or custard fillings, cheesecakes etc.) cannot be accepted as we do not have the storage facilities.
How and where to deliver your baking:
Simply bring your baking along in your own container to the Dominic Centre on Saturday May 27th between 12pm and 3:30pm. We will then transfer it to the appropriate packaging. We will require an ingredients listing with your baked goods, so please bring this with you as well. Please contact us if you have any questions. Otherwise, HAPPY BAKING and we sincerely thank you for your effort and generosity!!
Elena: 0407 764 firstname.lastname@example.org
ALPHA 2017- Don't Miss Out…
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 continues this Wednesday 24th of May at 7pm to 9pm in the Library. For more information contact Vilma Simbag on 0433 514 634 or email email@example.com.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Families are busy during this next week attending practices for the words and actions of Confirmation. 108 parish children will receive the Holy Spirit in Confirmation on the evening of 30 May. Please keep them in your prayers.
SACRAMENT OF EUCHARIST - DATE CLAIMER
Children Confirmed at Our Lady of Graces in May 2016 will soon commence activities to help prepare them for the important final step in their initiation - the Sacrament of Eucharist [First Holy Communion].
A Parent Meeting for parents of children this group will be held in the church at 7pm on Wednesday 20 June.