Welcome to the Gatton Laidley Parish. We are located in the South-West region of the Archdiocese of Brisbane. On this site there is information about our parish which we hope you will find interesting, informative and a convenient source of information about our parish life and community.
If you are new to the Parish we invite you to fill in the Parish Census form (available from the Forms & Downloads section) so we may extend a personal welcome. Please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Office if you have any questions or would like to find out more about the Parish.
Happy Anniversary to Our Lady of the Valley Parish
September 9 marks the third anniversary of the promulgation of our parish and the unification of our four communities. May we continue to thank God for His many blessings in our parish, and particularly for the prayerful and dynamic presence of our Parish Priest Father Noyichan, the service of our many volunteers, and also for those who constantly pray for the Love of God to impact our parish.
Sacramental Journey 2019
Workshops for children receiving the Sacraments of Penance are currently underway. Confirmation workshops will be advised in the near future.
Any queries, please contact Father Noy or the Parish Office
Ministry Training and Refresher Workshops
All Eucharistic Ministers, volunteers who take Communion to the Sick and housebound, those who conduct liturgies in the nursing homes and Readers are ALL required to attend one of the upcoming refresher workshops. It is also an opportunity for any new readers or ministers to join the roster - please encourage anyone you think may be suitable.
Recipe Book Pre-orders now available
It is with great joy and excitement the final edits have been done and the recipe book has been sent to the publishers! Thank you again to everyone who generously shared their family favourites and recipes that had been handed down from generation to generation. The recipe book will be $ 17.50 and payment can be made by cash, cheque, bank transfer or credit card. The order form is available here (Recipe Book Order)
St Patrick's Laidley - Centenary 2019 - please share your memories
We are glad you are part of our parish community and all parishioners, past and present, are invited to share their special memories as part of the Centenary history compilation. You can either jot down your thoughts or contact the Parish Office for a template to complete. Please phone 5465 3131 or email email@example.com
Commemorative green polo shirts are still available - $ 20 per child, and $ 25 per adult.
A 25% discount applies for orders of 3 or more shirts.
Archbishop Mark will be visiting the parish at the end of October, and the Centenary Mass will be held on Sunday 27th October, followed by a lunch and historical display.
Keep an eye out for updates in the weekly newsletter. All members of our parish community are invited to be involved so that we can make this a very special year together.
PRAY THE ROSARY - check newsletter to confirm details
Come gather with us to pray the Rosary every Tuesday afternoon at 4:30pm at St Joseph's Forest Hill and every Wednesday morning
at 7:30am in St. Mary's Church Gatton.
PUBLIC SQUARE ROSARY Saturday 12 October
Last year, despite the heavy rain, parishioners gathered in Centenary Park Gatton to pray the rosary. This public gathering is part of a nation wide rosary chain ... very powerful day of prayer as we honour Mother Mary.
Please come and join us - look for the large banner near the rotunda next to the Council Chambers in North Street Gatton, commencing at 10:30am.
FRIENDSHIP GROUP - next gathering 21st October
All members of the community are invited to attend a morning tea and enjoy a game of Euchre at the Gatton Community Centre every third Monday commencing at 9am.
GAME OF CARDS (BRIDGE)
Bridge players gather each Tuesday at 8.45am for a game of cards in the Parish Community Centre, Gatton. New players always welcome.
SAFEGUARDING TRAINING and VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION
Everyone from Collectors and singers, to readers and gardeners are required to complete some paperwork.
If you have not already completed the paperwork, please speak to Father Noy or phone the Parish office on 5465 3131 to make arrangements. Please remember to bring your Proof of ID including one with a photo when completing your paperwork.
A VOCATION VIEW: Whom the Lord loves, He disciplines. The best way to lead others through the narrow gate is to be formed and disciplined as a leader. Then you can go through the narrow gate, yourself.
Go out to all the world and tell the Good News!
To talk to someone about your vocation, contact the Vocation Centre:
1300 133 544 firstname.lastname@example.org ww.vocationbrisbane.com
SAFEGUARDING IS EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY IN OUR PARISH
The Archdiocese of Brisbane holds that children, young people and vulnerable adults are a gift from God with the intrinsic right to dignity of life, respect and security from physical and emotional harm.
They are to be treasured, nurtured and safeguarded by all.
For any complaints and disclosures, please contact STOPline by one of the methods below: