CATHOLIC MISSION AFTERNOON TEA
Afternoon Tea with Sr Evangeline: on behalf of Catholic Mission, Sr Evangeline, a Daughter of Charity from Cambodia will be speaking at 3pm on Thursday 2nd June at White Lady Funerals, 123 Oxley Rd, Chelmer. Promoted by Caritas, all are invited – do come and join in.
PARISH YOUTH GROUP
FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Friday 3rd June 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Dinner included! Parish Centre, 19 Randolph Street, Graceville.
Contact Malia Mar on 3379 1534 or email
SVDP WINTER APPEAL
Winter might be late in arriving this year, but we have already experienced the chill that happens each evening, and greets us when we get up. For us it is easy; we bring out the doona, or we put on a jumper. Imagine what life is like for those who are struggling with the day to day cost of living. So far, since January this year, members of the parish St Vincent de Paul Conference have made about 140 visits to people in need. Each visit represents, on average, 3-4 people who are struggling to make ends meet in today's difficult economic climate. Our assistance has taken various forms – we purchase and distribute supermarket cards to enable people to buy groceries and petrol. We also help with bills for essential services, and with furniture and appliances to help families live more comfortably. The assistance provided by the parish conference so far this year has amounted to about $20,600. Many of those we visit also have the need for basic human contact and support, and to have someone who will listen to their story. Providing this with respect and compassion is part of our mission. We also recognise the need to pray for our clients, and for one another, as we carry out this role.
None of what we do could be achieved without the support of our fellow parishioners. We appreciate the prayers which we know many of you offer for us and for our work. Thanks, too, for your ongoing generosity both through donations to the poor boxes in our churches, and responses to our twice yearly appeals. As a first step towards making winter more
bearable for our friends in need, we invite parishioners with spare blankets in good condition to donate them to the society for distribution. These can be left at the Parish Office, given to those working at the Piety Stalls at weekend Masses, or to any SVDP member. Our Winter Appeal this year will be conducted at weekend Masses on 11/12th June. A retiring collection will be taken up, and envelopes will be available for those who don't come prepared on the day. Thanks again for your support. Remember to keep praying for our Society and for those we serve.
PILGRIMAGE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE YEAR OF MERCY
As the Church across the world celebrates the Year of Mercy, the parish is offering the following to be involved in:
- Parish Pilgrimage to Santa Teresa Spirituality
Centre, Ormiston:is FULL. This offering has been a real success story of the Year of Mercy. If you wish to add your name to the waiting list please contact Patrice Gillespie on 3379 9594 or 0411 130 835.
- To St Stephen's Cathedral, Saturday 25th June: Saturday morning 25 June departing 7.30am from St Joseph's Corinda, then gathering momentum at Christ the King Graceville, as well as the Toowong Train Station. As you begin your training, can you also put forward your interest by sending your name and starting point to the parish office. Happy feet assured!!
Corinda Graceville Catholic Parish Playgroup and Mother's Morning Tea Commencing Friday morning 15th July 2016 ~ 9am to 11am And continuing each Friday fortnight of the School Term in the Children's Liturgy Room, adjoining the Parish Office at Corinda (enter via parish carpark, Clewley St, Corinda) If you are interested in involving your children, or wish to volunteer to help out in any way, please speak to Fr Gerry, Andrea Drum, or Malia Mar on 3379 1534 or at email@example.com
The newly-resurfaced Saint Joseph's tennis courts are available for hire 7 days per week: $7p/hr daylight hours and $10p/hr under lights. To book, contact Jacki on 3122 1763 or text 0431 941 318.