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Reflection on the Transfiguration

Our readings this weekend mention two mountains on which people had an extraordinary experience of God: the mountain Abraham climbed with his son Isaac, and the mountain that Peter, James and John climbed with Jesus. For some reason mountains have always had a strong connection with our imagination and the experience of accomplishment, encounter, fulfilment…

This Week in our Parish:

Monday 1 March: ¨ Adoration after the OLR 9am Mass each Monday. ¨ The OLR craft group meet every Monday 9am-12noon in the Parish Centre. For more information please contact Helen McGlynn on 0409 050 722. ¨ Charismatic Prayer Group gathers to praise God and to give thanks for all God’s blessings, every 1st & 3rd Mondays…

Video Sessions for Fr Richard Leonard – Day’s 1-3

If you missed Fr Richard Leonard’s Lenten Mini Mission at OLR and Maleny, please click the links below to watch the three one-hour sessions. Some of the comments received on the Live-Stream include: “Thank you so much for sharing this experience for those of us who are not part of your Parish; I am so…

Taking up and Exercising our Baptismal Identity

Did you know that when you pray, you exercise your baptismal priesthood? Christians are baptised into a sharing of Jesus’ three-fold office: Priest, Prophet and King. Offering your sacrifices of prayer is a wonderful way to engage more fully in the season of Lent and indeed all year round. Here in our Coastal and Hinterland…

Project Compassion Virtual Immersions

Each week during this Lenten season, Caritas Australia is holding Virtual Immersion opportunities for us via Zoom video conferencing. These digital engagements will allow us to focus on prayer and reflection, Catholic Social Teaching and an interview and Q&A with Caritas International Program staff. Sessions will run Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour. You can…

Moral Considerations of Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines

Catholics within the Brisbane Archdiocese are currently seeking guidance on receiving COVID-19 vaccines, most notably highlighting concerns on moral aspects. This refers to the use of the vaccines that have some connection to cell lines derived from aborted foetuses. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, based at the Vatican, has provided guidance on…

Celebrating our New Catholic Teens

Last Sunday at the 5pm Unity Family Mass, five teenagers committed their lives to Jesus and were initiated into the Catholic Church. We’re particularly grateful to Shania Allen who was on last years’ NET Team, and who stayed in Caloundra over the summer to help our teens journey to their Initiation. Please keep Elijah, Keira,…

Photos from last Sunday’s NET Team welcome BBQ

We’re grateful to all the people who helped with hospitality last Sunday to welcome our 2021 NET Team at OLR. We’re particularly grateful to Unity College for sponsoring the food, and to the staff and student leaders from Unity and OLR Primary who helped cook and serve the food and drinks.        

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