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.
Sacramental Journey 2019
The Parent Information evening will be held at St Mary's Church Gatton on Wednesday 13th March commencing at 6pm. Registration forms will be available this week and should be returned to the Parish Office before the 13th March, or please bring them to the Parent Information evening. One parent and your child/children must attend this session.
Children and their families are invited to attend a Welcome Mass in either Gatton or Laidley on the weekend of 23/24 March.
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 also now available - $ 20 per child, and $ 25 per adult. A 25% discount applies for orders of 3 or more shirts.
Sunday 10th March was a wonderful gathering of past and present parishioners who assisted with lighting the Centenary Candle and experienced the launch of the Centenary Prayer. Following Mass, many people gathered in the hall to share their stories and photos.
Some comments from the gathering...
" I felt as though the gathering was a wonderful opportunity for sharing and undoubtedly, an opportunity to reminisce for parishioners. I think a lot of people were quite delighted to be able to have the opportunity to not only be a part of one of the many centenary celebrations for this church and its history, but to also help in showcasing it as well. Although it was only a small glimpse of the history of this church in its 100 years, I thought it was particularly fascinating to see the longevity of dedication and devotion that families have to their faith and our little community. Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with a number of our parishioners about the early foundations of our church and the individuals who, all those years ago, essentially aided it to be what it is today. I can confidently say, I left the gathering today with a lot more knowledge than I previously had and furthermore feel endeared to our church. It was a very worthwhile morning, indeed."
St Patrick's Day on 17th March will be a special Mass and followed by the official commemorative photo and cutting of the Centenary cake. Be sure to be a part of this time together.
Sunday 26th May is for those are keen to join in a game of Kanga Cricket - if not, just sit and watch, have a BBQ and enjoy the day.
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 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.
WHY NOT BE PART OF A LENTEN GROUP THIS YEAR?
Ash Wednesday is March 6th and there will be several groups meeting for an hour, once a week, to explore the Word of God during this time of Lent. The program this year focuses on Compassion ... (all resources provided) please join one of the groups:
St Mary's School Laidley - Monday 3:30pm in Staff Room
OLGC School Gatton - Thursday 3:30pm in Planning Room
Parish Office - Tuesday 1:30pm
Gatton Community Centre - Wednesday 8:30am
Youth Group - Monday 6:30pm in Gatton Community Centre
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Every Friday during Lent
Gatton 9am and 5pm
LITTLE BOOKS for LENT are now available at all churches - still only $ 4
FRIENDSHIP GROUP - next gathering 18th March
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 - all forms are NOW OVERDUE
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: The word of God becomes the flesh of God when
YOU live it in your life. Believe what you read; live what you believe.
Be Christ to one another.
To talk to someone about your vocation, contact the Vocation Centre:
1300 133 544 firstname.lastname@example.org ww.vocationbrisbane.com