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.
Remembering the Faithful Departed in November
Anniversary Mass Offering ( Special Masses for the person deceased/envelopes will be available in all the Churches & Parish Office)
A Book of Remembrance will be available in all churches to record the names of your loved ones.
Ministry Training and Refresher Workshops
All Extraordinary 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 extraordinary ministers to join the roster - please encourage anyone you think may be suitable.
Recipe Book now available- limited copies remaining
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 - thank you from Father Noy!
Listening to the children sing the Irish Blessing at the St Patrick’s Centenary Mass, was truly a special moment of the weekend. “Until we meet again, may you be held in the palm of God's hand.” The words of this blessing echo my heartfelt thanks to everyone who assisted in making last weekend a significant celebration for our parish. Each person bought their gifts and talents to help prepare for the weekend. Your generous gifts were joyfully given for the benefit of all, and we could not have experienced such a series of celebrations without your kind assistance.
Over the past few months, many people have contributed financially towards the St Patrick’s Centenary preparation and celebration. Thank you to the wonderful people who sponsored the purchase of new items that will be long term reminders of this special event.
The hard work involved to enjoy a weekend like this, commenced months ago. Again, lots of people have worked quietly behind the scenes to get things done. Here I need to especially thank the small working group who put an enormous amount of effort into the production of the Centenary Recipe book. Archbishop Mark was very appreciative of his copy, and this book has been very well received within both our parish and the wider community. Well done! I think you have made a Best Seller!
Everyone remembers a special event by the enjoyment of food shared. The combined Catholic Ladies put in an enormous effort over the weekend – the catering for the Confirmation children and families on Friday night, the meetings with Archbishop Mark on Saturday and then for the hundreds who gathered at the Centenary Mass. You are all truly amazing – thank you! It is also your great food that has made the Recipe Book such a wonderful memento!
The significant contribution by staff and families of St Mary’s School Laidley and Our Lady of Good Counsel Gatton was very much appreciated. We could not have had such an enjoyable and successful weekend without your help. Thank you for your generous help and joyful involvement in the celebration!
The weekend was truly blessed with the Archbishop and the people involved with the celebration. The community feedback has been heart-warming.
A big salute to those helped to set up the flowers for the occasion and it was very appropriate and well done! To the Liturgy Group and Music Ministry – the impact of your gifts and talents enhanced each liturgy to help everyone raise their voices to God in thanksgiving. Thank you for generously giving of your time to practise for weeks before, so that the whole community could enjoy these special occasions.
Thank you to my hardworking parish staff and office volunteers. You helped to bring the celebrations to life, recording the past history and creating new memories for everyone. Thank you!
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
This public gathering is part of a nation wide rosary chain ... a very powerful day of prayer as we honour Mother Mary. Young and old came together at Centenary Park in Gatton on 12th October.
FRIENDSHIP GROUP - next gathering 18th November
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 email@example.com 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.
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