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.
CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION DINNER - Friday 23rd November
Laidley Cultural Centre commencing at 6pm:
Bookings to please be completed by Monday 19th November
Table bookings and single ticket sales are still available.
Single ticket price is $ 55 each, or $ 500 for a table of 10 guests. This is a fully catered event, so all our wonderful volunteers will have the opportunity to enjoy the night. There will be live music, canapes on arrival, lots of fun auctions, Lucky Door prizes, games and raffles, a delicious two course dinner, photo booth, Bible Trivia, Table Bingo and the major raffle will be drawn.
Dress Code: Dressy attire - no jeans please
Numbers are strictly limited. Download Booking Form here
MAJOR RAFFLE - three prizes valued at over $ 2,500
Special thanks to Derek Pingel of Lockyer Trailers for sponsoring the first prize of a new
7 x 4 tipper trailer, with cage, spare wheel and fully registered - valued $ 2,050
Huge thanks to Kim Duff from Ironic Art for sponsoring the second prize of a Fire Pit with stand and BBQ grill
And we appreciate the great generosity of Van Ansem Auto Electrical and Mechanical who have donated the third prize of $ 100 Fuel Voucher
Tickets are $ 5 each and available in books of 10
PLUS Special Book Sellers prize of $ 100 cash
Drawn at Christmas Celebration Dinner on Friday 23rd November
All raffle books to be returned by Monday 19th November please
YEAR OF YOUTH CELEBRATION DINNER
On Tuesday 20th November, anyone aged between 13 and 30 is invited to attend at:
1 William Street, Forest Hill
Smart Casual attire preferred
A Gold Coin donation would be appreciated towards dinner costs
Please RSVP to Parish Office by 13th November Phone 5465 3131
Come and See! ALPHA PROGRAM
Come and see if Alpha is part of your faith journey.
Sunday 2nd December will be an opportunity to come together for a meal and watch an introductory DVD " Is there more to life than this?"
Are you ready to take the next step to explore your faith, to deepen
your relationship with Jesus and allow the Holy Spirit to lead in
sharing the joy of the Gospel?
Every Alpha session has a shared meal, a presentation by DVD and then small group discussions. The next Alpha will be starting in early February 2019.
PRAY THE ROSARY - check newsletter to confirm details
Come gather with us to say the Rosary every Tuesday afternoon at 4:30pm before Mass at St Joseph's Church Forest Hill, and every Wednesday at 7:30am in St. Mary's Church Gatton.
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.
FRIENDSHIP GROUP CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS - Monday 19th November
You're invited! This friendly group of people invite every age and denomination - come together for morning tea at 9am in the Gatton Community Centre, followed by a game of cards. Special Christmas lunch @ $ 5 pp and raffle. All welcome.
AVAILABLE NOW - GOD'S WORD FOR 2019
Copies are available at all the churches at a discounted rate of $ 10
(RRP $ 16.95) It is designed to help you keep the Word of God close to your heart in your daily life.
Extra copies available at the Parish Office
ALSO AVAILABLE NOW - LITTLE BLUE BOOKS FOR ADVENT
These popular little books bring a wonderful perspective and daily reflection for the season of Advent. Only $ 4 and available at all churches
SAFEGUARDING TRAINING and VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION
Thank you to everyone who attended the training session in Gatton. Details of other training will be advised when available. 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.There have been new forms issued for Blue Cards and Police Checks, therefore if you haven't returned your paperwork, we will need to issue new forms to you. Please remember to bring your Proof of ID including one with a photo when completing your paperwork.