"There are many rooms in my Father’s house"

John 14:2

 


ST GREGORY'S PARISH GIFT SHOP IS OPEN AFTER WEEKEND MASSES    
THE GIFT SHOP HAS CALENDARS, SACRAMENTAL GIFTS, BAPTISM GIFTS AS WELL AS A LARGE VARIETY OF OTHER ITEMS. 
EFTPOS FACILITY IS AVAILABLE.

The sacrament of Confirmation in our parish will be celebrated on 9 September 2018 at 11am and 1pm.  Please click on sacred room icon (above) then click on confirmation to download the registration form and schedule of events.  

St Gregory's Gala Dinner Input by Geraldine Doogue AO

In November of 2017, St Gregory's parish took it's first steps to re-imagining parish communities in the wake of the Royal Commission. The well-known broadcaster Geraldine Doogue said she knew of a phrase from United Kingdom Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks. “His emphasis was the invitation to belong before believing, I find that incredibly inviting and helpful,” she told 200 parishioners at Queanbeyan Parish’s Gala Dinner.

 

The ‘theme of the evening, was Living the Gospel Today – Next steps to re-imagining our parish communities’.

 

“As the London Tablet editorialised recently, there is a fundamental continuity between Jewish hope and Christian hope,” the well-known broadcaster said. In her address, Mrs Doogue also highlighted the need for parishioners and parishes to be prepared for change, to be bold and to try new things.

She also encouraged lay people to “step up”. “The only way forward for a thriving Catholic Church in Australia as I see it, is an institution with much more collaboration, power and influence sharing and mutual respect between clergy and laity,” she said.

 

Parish Council Chairperson, Mary Dorrian, said Mrs Doogue brought energy in her talk and with her presence. “I thought it was wonderful to have Geraldine here to stimulate the conversation,” she said.