Stamps for Mary MacKillop

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.

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

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.

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

Can you HELP?

The parish requires interested persons who would like to go on a roster to open and set up the church on weekends for Weddings (no experience needed). 
Please contact Sharron in the parish office 9807 2966 for further information.

St Vincent de Paul Society (also known as Vinnies)

Have you ever wondered what happens at a St Vincent de Paul meeting?

Here is a little bit of information about us.
We are a small group of parishioners from Our Lady Queen of Peace church Ryde-Gladesville parish.The Gladesville Vinnies Conference has 12 members made up of 8 females and 4 males.We meet every fortnight and commence our meeting with a spiritual reading and discussion.The meetings take about one hour, and during the meeting in groups of two we are scheduled to visit our clients or members of our community before the next meeting.Here are some of the ways that we assist people in our community:
Providing food hampers to those in need. The hampers consist of general groceries and toiletries.Handing out Coles and Woolworths vouchers for items such as fresh milk, bread and meat.Make payments towards utilities e.g. water, electricity gas and phone accounts and general expenses such as rent.Organise the replacement or repair of white goods such as fridges and washing machines.Mov…