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Reflection – Fourth Sunday of Advent & The Nativity of the Lord

Whoever you are, wherever you’re from, WELCOME to this celebration of Christmas.   I’d like to really emphasise the WELCOME you are being offered for two reasons: first, one of Jesus’ primary values was welcoming people no matter their religiosity, social or political status. Being welcoming is, therefore, one of our primary values as a…

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Two-Minute Homily: 4th Sunday of Advent – Fr Josh

Fr Josh reminds us that the “The beautiful reality of Christmas is that God is revealed in and through the “yes” of an imperfect human family” in the Archdiocese of Brisbane’s Two-Minute Homily this week.

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Parish News

Celebrating From the beginning, the Christian Church has understood that Christmas is more than just the commemoration of Jesus’ birth on 25 December. For nearly 2000 years, Christians have celebrated Christmas from December 25 through to the Epiphany. The church calendar today extends this celebration until the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Christmas…

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Mass For You At Home: 4th Sunday of Advent – Fr Josh

Mass For You At Home is broadcast nationally on Network Ten at 6am Sunday mornings and 10am Sunday mornings on Foxtel’s Aurora Channel 173 (and repeated throughout the day) and is then available to watch on demand on Network Ten’s streaming platform and on the Mass For You At Home YouTube channel.

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Parish Diary

This week in our Parish Monday 24 December: Christmas 2023 Christmas Mass Times      The Parish office will be closed from Friday 22/12/23 and will re-open Monday 8/1/2024. Mass will continue once-a-day ONLY at OLR at 9am (EXCEPT Wednesdays no Mass!)   Saturday 30 December:  9.00am Mass Our Lady of the Rosary, Caloundra. 5:00pm Vigil…

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Annual Christmas message: Archbishop Mark Coleridge

‘Let’s Pray’: Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s Christmas Invitation  In annual Christmas messages this year, Australia’s bishops have reminded the faithful that the peace, hope and joy of the Nativity can be an antidote to a ‘one-dimensional and unenchanted’ world that is marked by war, poverty and despair. Archbishop Mark Coleridge writes in his message that “The…

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