New Priest coming Fr Aphonse Garimae is to be appointed Assistant Curate for the Tablelands Ministry Unit for a period of six months under the supervision of Archdeacon Chris Wright who continues as our Locum tenens.
Wednesday Eucharist Service During lent a said Eucharist service will be held at St Mary's at 9am on Wednesday mornings. Working Bee The rectory and rectory grounds are in need of a major tidy up before the arrival of Fr Alphonse and Beglen. Please help in whatever way you can and join the Working Bees on March 18th and 25th starting at 9.00am.
AGM Ministry Unit Annual General Meeting is to be held at St Mary's at 4.00pm on Sunday 26th March followed by Evening Prayer at 5pm.
Lenten Study At 7 Park Ave Yungaburra to start on Wednesday 1st March at 4.30pm, followed by dinner. The study is "Imaginary doorway" by Bishop Bill Ray. All are welcome. Please let Anne Hoyal know if you can come for catering purposes.
Confirmation Preparation Bishop Keith will be visiting our parish on 18th June for confirmation. If you know anyone interested in offering for confirmation, please let the clergy know.
Mainly Music We have ten families enjoying mainly music at present. Keep us in your prayers. Any donations of cake or Biscuits would be wonderful. If you know of any young families, please invite them along. Contact Ailsa on 4091 2462 and see activities page for more information.
Looking for volunteer directees This year I enter my third year of Spiritual Direction training and thus need some "real" directees to practise on rather than my fellow students. If you are seeking a deeper relationship with God, then please pick up a brochure from the back of the Church which explains what Spiritual direction is - and is not. If after praying about this, you are willing to be one of my practices directees please call Carolyn on 04 0024 4457 or e-mail email@example.com. I will be under supervision in offering this ministry and there is no fee.
Home Communion /Visit Anyone wishing to have home communion or visit please contact Rev'd Christine. 04 1875 4192
Pew bulletin For the present Rev'd Christine will be organising the bulletin so please contact her with any notices for inclusion. If anyone could help Christine with the pew sheet each week while Robyn is unwell, please contact Rev'd Christine. Please continue to pray for Robyn.
Morning Prayer Morning prayer Thursday Mornings, St Mary's Atherton at 8.00am
Carinya Service Rev'd Christine asks if anyone would like to come along to the Carinya aged care home service on the 1st Thursday of every month at 3pm to assist with the service or add support. Please also let her know if there are any parishioners now residing there so that she can visit them. 04 1875 4192
Food Donations St Mary's Guild are gathering non-perishable food items to donate to the Salvation Army to help aid the destitute in the area. There is a box in the foyer of St Mary's is for any donations.
Op-shop requests Volunteers are needed for the op-shops, particularly Lalli's Donations of Good Quality pre-loved items are also needed and can be dropped into either store. Lalli's is looking for skirt and trouser hangers.
Mothers Union are asking everyone to bring in their received, used, postage stamps for collection at your church. This is a fundraising program run for benefit of our members in other countries. Stamps to Marcia Hyde.