Parish Diary News This Week Jan 21, 2021
Getting ready for Kidz Club (Children’s Liturgy).
We are in the middle of preparing to launch/rebrand our Kidz Club (Children’s Liturgy) for 2021 and are calling for volunteers. Our Kidz Club (Children’s Liturgy) will take place during the 9:30am Mass at Caloundra. There will be a short meeting next Sunday (January 31st) after the 9:30am Mass for everyone interested in being involved in this important ministry. If you would like more information please contact Fr Peter at the Parish Office [email protected]
This Tuesday, January 26, is a public holiday as we mark Australia Day
This year, more than ever, it is important that we give thanks for the many blessings bestowed on us who are privileged to live in “the great south land of the Holy Spirit”. On Tuesday there will be 9am Mass at Maleny and 9am Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary, Caloundra. After the 9am Mass at Caloundra, everyone is invited to stay behind and enjoy a sausage sizzle and billy tea. Don’t forget to book via the Eventbrite app on the parish webpage!
Baptism Preparation Evening for Infants
Those parents with new born babies wishing for them to be baptised are reminded of the preparation meeting which takes place at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Caloundra, on the first Thursday of every month beginning at 7pm. Our first Infant Baptism Preparation for the year will be held Thursday 4th February. At this short preparation meeting we outline some of the symbols used at the ceremony, answer any questions and confirm dates.
To book in for the preparation evening and to receive the necessary paperwork please contact the Parish Office on 5430 9390 or email [email protected]
Lent is only around the corner with Ash Wednesday falling on 17th February
One excellent way of making this year’s Lenten journey more meaningful, is through the Lenten Programme. For individuals who have participated in small discussion groups over the years, the Lenten programme has provided sustenance for their faith, nourishment for their Christian discipleship and encouragement for their mission of compassion in the world. This year’s theme is ‘It’s all about Hope’. Books are $10 each
If you are interested in joining a group during Lent could you please call the Parish Office on 54309390 or email us by the 29th January; that will enable us to order resources and organise groups.
Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Sacramental Programme – 2021
With the start of another school year quickly descending upon us it also means that the beginning of our Sacramental Programme can’t be too far away! We begin our preparation for the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation on Wednesday night, February 10th, at Our Lady of the Rosary church at 5pm. Any baptised child in Grade 4 or above who has made their Confirmation is eligible to enrol and participate in the Sacraments of First Holy Communion and First Reconciliation programme – If you were with the group who made their confirmation last year you are automatically enrolled for First Communion. We celebrate these Sacraments in the first school term.
- Our first Information Evening 5pm, Wednesday 10th
- 2 Rite of Enrolment Masses 5pm Saturday 13th Feb and 9.30am, Sunday 14th Feb (6th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
- 1st week Class on Holy Communion 5-6pm, Wednesday 17th Feb (Ash Wednesday)
- 2nd week Class on Holy Communion 5-6pm, Wednesday 24th Feb
- 3rd week Class on Reconciliation 5-6pm, Wednesday 3rd March
- First Reconciliation Celebrations 5-7pm, Wednesday 10th March (First Rite Confession, 3 groups)
- 4th week: Rehearsal and recap on HC 5-6pm, Wednesday 17th March (St Patrick’s Day)
- 2 First Holy Communion Masses 5pm Saturday 20th March and 9.30am, Sunday 21st March (5th Sunday of Lent)
If you are not yet enrolled and your child has made their confirmation please contact the Parish office on 54309390
Any Baptised Catholic child who is in Grade 3 or above is eligible to enrol and participate in the Sacrament of Confirmation programme. The Information & Enrolment Night is on Wed 28th April, 5pm at Our Lady of the Rosary church for parents wishing to enrol their children for Confirmation. Please call the Parish office on 5430 9390 to register your child. Parents are the first teachers in all things but even more so more so in the practice of the Faith.
If you have any questions please contact one of the Sacramental Team – Fr Dang, Donna Gordon, Justine Ashworth or email the parish office [email protected]
The parish is happy to subsidize name badges and if you would like us to order one for you simply print your name and identify your community on the outside of an envelope and enclose $5. Please return the envelope to the Parish Office or put it on the collection plate and we will order your name badge for you. Anyone who undertakes a ministry within the Parish should always wear a name badge.
Request to rent a car
If you have a spare car at home that is not being used and would be willing to rent it out until the end of February, please contact Shania Allen on 0435 306 216. Shania, who was on last year’s NET Team, is currently staying in Caloundra to assist with the youth of the parish until the end of Feb and is looking to rent a car. If you have one available or if you have any questions and would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact her on the number above. Thank you and God bless.