Parish celebrates its many gifts

“There are many great things happening in our parish mission,” Fr Troy Bobbin told parishioners as St Gregory’s Parish, Queanbeyan held a successful Parish Expo over two days in St Gregory’s Primary School hall.

The idea behind the event was to formally endorse the 2016-2018 Parish Pastoral Plan.

Parish celebrates its many gifts

The Missionaries of Charity Sisters and some parishioners check out the stalls at the Queanbeyan Parish Expo. Picture: Loui Seselja.

Recently elected pastoral council members were commissioned at Sunday morning Mass.

Fresh from their Krakow World Youth Day pilgrimage, Laura Ferguson and Ryan Matchett spoke about the experience of gathering with other young people from around the world to celebrate the faith.

Stalls lined the wall of the hall as parish members came together to celebrate as community.

Fr Bobbin said the parish achieved its main goal in building up the community, which came in addition to raising awareness of existing programs and groups at St Gregory’s.

“By raising awareness of what is going on in the parish, we are in effect inviting parishioners who are interested to participate more fully in parish life,” he said.

“It is important to celebrate the many gifts of the community and the contributions already being made.”