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.
Become a Catholic?
Do you know of anyone who would like to commence this journey in our parish?
RCIA is the process by which adults who wish to know more about the Catholic faith and/or to join the Church receive instruction and formation so that they might become full members of the Community.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a journey of faith formation for individuals who are interested in living the Christian life in the Catholic tradition. Those who want to learn more about the possibility of becoming Catholic are welcome to ring the office on 5465 3131. The next RCIA journey is starting on 18th July.
Sacramental Journey 2019
Congratulations to the children who received their First Holy Communion on the weekend of 22/23 June. May the Grace of God strengthen you and your family as you continue to grow in the knowledge and love of God.
Workshops for children receiving the Sacraments of Penance and Confirmation will be advised in the near future. All paperwork and registrations should already have been completed. Any queries, please contact Father Noy or the Parish Office
MultiCultural Mass 2019
What an amazing and colourful community we have - gathering to celebrity our Lord and Saviour - the one God who unites us regardless of our heritage or cultural differences.
Thank you to everyone who made this such a special celebration - for many the highlight was listening to the prayers of 14 different nations each spoken in their native language; for others it was the vibrant cultural dancing and singing, and for others, it was Father Noy's inspired message.
St Patrick's Laidley - Centenary 2019
It is wonderful to see the whole parish joining in the history research, the recipe gathering and the conversations around special memories of St Patrick's Church.
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.
We are hopeful that past Parish Priest (now Bishop) Michael McCarthy will be able to visit the parish sometime during this centenary year.
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 Wednesday
at 8am in St. Mary's Church Gatton.
FRIENDSHIP GROUP - next gathering 15th July
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: Our spiritual life is a journey - following the Call of the Master to "Go and teach all people my Gospel". Say YES over and over and over again.
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: