Community News (a snippet from our latest newsletter)
TRAINING SESSION for volunteers on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults
The Archdiocese of Brisbane believes that children, young people and vulnerable adults are a gift from God with an intrinsic right to dignity of life, respect and security from physical and emotional harm. They are to be treasured, nurtured and safeguarded by all.
The Archdiocese has advised that we are to run a training session for all our volunteers who are involved with ministries and committees especially those involving children or vulnerable adult ministries. The training session will be held on Sunday 17th July at 10.15am (after the 9am Mass) in the parish library. The session will last around 3 hours. Troy Tornabene from the Archdiocese of Brisbane will be leading the session. Please write your name on the list at the church entrance if you will be attending as this will give Troy an indication of how many parishioners to expect.
At our Masses on the Weekend of 2/3 July we will have a special celebration for NAIDOC Week. NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. NAIDOC Week runs from 3 to 10 July 2016 and allows us to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.
Thank you for all the wonderful food and pyjama donations! A special thank you to all the very talented women of the Parish craft group who this week kindly donated a range of beautiful winter beanies, blankets and scarves and the wonderful families at St Martin's who donated to the annual soup appeal (over 800 cans of soup were donated). The soup and winter woollies were provided to clients on our weekly bread run (from the flour monkey bakery) and to quote one client, a young mum, "thank you to all for caring so much about my family"! This makes our role so worthwhile and not possible without your generous support. Thank you as always.
Position of Full-Time or Part-Time Parish Secretary/Administration Officer at Our Lady of Graces Parish
Applications are called for the position of Full-Time or Part-Time Parish Secretary or Administration Officer 30-38 hours a week Monday to Friday (negotiable) at the Carina Parish. A person with sound administrative skills and experience in a small office setting is required for the position. Duties will include secretarial duties, routine correspondence, receptionist duties, word processing and spread sheeting and some routine financial duties. MYOB experience would be highly regarded. Applications close Sunday 3 July 2016. Additional information including a position description and details on how to apply for the position can be obtained from Mr Peter Carius HR Services Archdiocese of Brisbane on 3324 3149 or by emailing email@example.com or Ms Cindy Hayer on 3367 6332 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.