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Blessing of the Animals Liturgy

posted 15 Oct 2017, 16:03 by Geraldine Rastall   [ updated 15 Oct 2017, 16:13 ]

Our parish will be holding The blessing of the animals liturgy on Sunday 22 October at 3pm in the school grounds of Our Lady Queen of Peace, cnr Victoria & Westminster Roads. Please bring along your furry, feathery or scaly pets for a blessing in honour of St Francis of Assisi. We will be celebrating the joy of our animals’ companionships and remembering pets no longer with us. If you cannot bring your pets, feel free to bring a photo of your pet to be blessed.

 


Please keep all pets on a leash or in an appropriate carrier at all times.

 

We Welcome Moira Kelly AO

posted 15 Oct 2017, 15:57 by Geraldine Rastall   [ updated 15 Oct 2017, 16:00 ]

 OLQP School has invited Moira Kelly AO to Gladesville as a guest speaker on Thursday, 26 October at 7pm in OLQP Church. Everyone is most welcome, entry is a donation to support The Moira Kelly Creating Hope Foundation.

Moira is a renowned international humanitarian and global peace maker who at the age of 7 was inspired by Mother Theresa and at 18yrs did indeed work with her. Moira has been caring for sick and needy children and families her entire adult life. In Australia she is best known for her work in bringing to Australia children with serious health problems that their own local doctors are unable to treat. Four of the children who have come into Moira's care have won hearts across Australia and overseas including Ahmed & Emmanuel, brothers from Iraq who have overcome incredible disabilities and multiple surgeries and Trishna & Krishna, from Bangladesh, born co-joined at the head who survived ground breaking surgery so they could have an independent future.

 

Young at Heart

posted 2 Oct 2017, 14:42 by Geraldine Rastall

Bus Trip Wednesday 18 October: to Corbett Tulip Gardens at Bowral. Morning tea provided, BYO lunch at Mittagong. Please place $35 (bus fare) in an envelope with your name. Bus departs from Victoria Road bus stop at 9am, parish parking only available between 8.30-8.45am.

Overnight Trip 29 & 30 November: We are also planning a 2 day overnight trip to Orange for the Cherry Orchards. Cost. $320 per person twin share, single supplement $65, cherries will be available to purchase. Bookings and enquiries Betty 0418092919/Peg 0407889497, if interested please book asap.

 

Landscape Work at Ryde Site

posted 20 Aug 2017, 16:39 by Geraldine Rastall   [ updated 8 Oct 2017, 19:11 ]

Stage 1 of the landscape at Ryde has been completed. Our remembrance area which includes the three crosses that were removed from the roof of our Church during the time of restoration have been given a new home and while they are old and delicate we hope they continue to be part of this area. Catholic Women’s League plaque has been relocated to the area outside of the Parish Centre as promised when their garden was removed and turfed. Our cemetery grounds which are under the National Trust have been cleared up making it easier for the regular maintenance. We thank all our parishioners who are the current caretakers of our parish site for continuing with your generosity to our collections.

 

 

Stamps for Mary MacKillop

posted 20 Aug 2017, 16:33 by Geraldine Rastall

We have a contact who saves postage stamps for the charity of Mary MacKillop International Missions in Peru.  Next time you receive some mail that has a postage stamp, why not just tear it off ensuring that you don’t damage the stamp and when you have saved a few drop them into the Parish Office.

 

The Man Cave

posted 16 Jul 2017, 16:43 by Geraldine Rastall   [ updated 2 Oct 2017, 15:19 ]

Tuesday 24 October at the Gladesville Sporties

October's guests will be two young parishioners who will share their initiative “From the Ground up” to assist the Nepalese people after the earthquake in Nepal. 

Come along and enjoy a great night with a good meal and a drink or two.

Enquiries Anthony 0414 272 573 and Andrew 0400 355 251

 

Ryde-Gladesville Youth/Young Adult Choir

posted 2 Jul 2017, 21:25 by Geraldine Rastall

We are openly inviting all young people in the parish from High School up to the age of 35 years to join the youth/ young Adult choir for the 6pm Sunday evening Mass at St Charles. Whether you can sing, play an instrument, the parish would be blessed to have your talent to help lead the congregation in prayer through music each week. If you are interested or would like to find out more, you are most welcome to come after any 6.00pm Sunday Mass throughout July and August and speak to any of the singers or musicians. Alternatively you can send an email to Caitlin caitlin.story99@gmail.com We look forward to welcoming the gifts that you have to offer to the parish of Ryde-Gladesville.

 

We Need Your Help

posted 5 Jun 2017, 16:40 by Geraldine Rastall

Volunteers are important in all aspects of society, without their support lots of events, charities and other important aspects of our community wouldn’t happen. This also applies to our Parish Community, from time to time there are functions and events where hospitality is offered such as mornings teas or suppers after events. For us to keep this important part of our parish community alive WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to form a hospitality committee. If you would like to be part of a team please ring the Parish Office on 9807 2966 or email manager@rgcp.org.au.

 

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults – a gentle journey into the Catholic faith

posted 26 Apr 2017, 16:27 by Geraldine Rastall

Would you like to explore the possibility of joining our Catholic family? Are you interested in a gentle, comprehensive, community-based process towards initiation into the Catholic faith? The Parish sacramental programs may inspire some parents or family members to consider embracing our faith. Alternatively, the idea may have been percolating for years. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Process (RCIA) may be for you, or for someone you know. It has been running successfully in our Parish for many years. It brings a special vitality to any faith community. The next RCIA Process begins later in the year with the Enquiry Phase. It then proceeds through a number of phases where participants can choose at any time whether they wish to continue. Those who continue are initiated into the Church during the Easter Vigil Mass. The Process is led by an experienced and dedicated team, some of whom were initiated into the Church through the RCIA. If you are interested, please contact Ryde/Gladesville Parish Office 9807 2966, or Lyn 9809 2646 or 0414 294 536, the Parish RCIA Coordinator.

 

"Remember, rejoice!"

posted 16 Oct 2016, 19:34 by Geraldine Rastall   [ updated 12 Feb 2017, 19:54 ]

Remember, rejoice!

"Remember, rejoice!" a book on the History of St Charles Borromeo, Ryde parish is available. There are many enjoyable moments recorded in the book including highlights of the people who have made history real over 165 years. Many photographs and never before seen artefacts have also been reproduced. The book recounts the struggle to establish a Catholic presence in Ryde and surrounding areas. It chronicles events over 165 years and up to the present day. Copies can also be purchased from the Parish Office at a price of $35.

 

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