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.
Bus Trip to Lights of Christmas - Sunday 15th December
Come and join with other parishioners, their family and friends, as we gather on the lawn at St. Stephen’s Cathedral to celebrate the joy of Christmas with an extraordinary sound and light show. The Lights of Christmas is a free event open to the public that will delight families with music, food and children’s activities every evening from 11-24 December.
Bus will be departing approx. 4:30pm with pickup points to be confirmed.
Cost will be $ 10 towards the bus, and then dinner will be at your own expense after the Lights of Christmas experience.
We need at least 25 people coming for the trip to go ahead, so please book in early.
Please add your name on the list at back of church or phone the Parish Office this week to make your booking—5465 3131
Keys for St Patrick's Church Laidley
St Patrick’s Church is in the process of being converted to the Parish Master Key system. To date, the front church door has been changed over; the sacristy door will be changed once all volunteers who require a key have collected their key.
If you have not already done so, please contact the Parish office urgently as the new keys have to be ordered this week.
Christmas Vigil Pageant
An invitation to all children who would like to take part in the Christmas story during the 6pm Mass at Gatton. There will be a short practice after the 6pm Mass on Saturday 21st December - even if the children are unable to attend the practice, please bring them a little bit early on the night. Any queries, please contact Daphne Ryan 5462 2239 or phone the Parish Office 5465 3131.
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.
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 - recommencing in 2020
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)
Beginning again in 2020 - date to be confirmed
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: