Parish Involvement > Community Involvement
our community is built up by people just like you
Our parish has organised groups that seek to meet the unique needs of the community that we serve.
Alpha is our primary tool for evangelisation - sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. Alpha is a meal, a movie and a discussion over ten weeks and provides the environment and community in which people encounter the person of Jesus. While there are many opportunities to serve on Alpha, we invite you to first complete an Alpha course as a participant.
For more information or to register for our next Alpha, please email our coordinator, Jacinta Elks - [email protected]
The Alpha Australia Website also has some great information and digital resources here.
In 2020 Lighthouse Youth began meeting on Friday evenings at OLR Primary School to share friendship, pizza and faith. Driven by our NET Team and parish Young Adults, Lighthouse Youth will continue to offer a regular safe environment for Grade 6-8’s to have fun and explore what it means to be a child of God. For more info, email our NET Team, [email protected] or text the Netters on 0476147237
In 2020, Illuminate Youth began hanging out on Sunday evenings at Unity College. Grade 9-12’s gather together in a relaxed environment with pizza, music and a not-too-heavy approach to faith. If you’re interested in coming along, email our NET Team, [email protected] or text the Netters on 0476147237
Young Adults Gang (YAG)
Perhaps more than anyone, young adults need other young adults to walk beside. Starting with friendship, fun and connection - as well as progressing in their faith lives - young adults regularly meet in our parish to share life together and drink coffee! Watch Shania's video to the right 🙂
Kathryn Ball coordinates this group and would love to hear from you - 0418 187 914 or [email protected]
Journey Closer to God Men's Group
Caloundra Men's Group: Currently meets weekly for a Lenten focus in the Adult Education Room at the rear of OLR Church. After Easter the men will continue to meet in the same venue on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday morning of each month. All meetings run from 10:30 - 12:00. For more information, email John Manion: [email protected]
Kawana Men's Group: Currently meet weekly until Easter week and then revert to meeting on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. All meetings are held at the Good Shepherd Centre, Nanyima St Buddina, directly opposite Kawana Library and Centrelink. All meetings run from 10am - 11:30am. For more information, email John Manion: [email protected]
Women’s Prayer and Friendship Group
The women’s prayer and friendship group meet on a Tuesday at 9.30 in the OLR Parish Centre next to the Parish Office. Women come together to share morning tea and fellowship then we have a short bible study discussion. We conclude by 10.45am with prayer. No need to commit to attend every week. Come whenever you are able. Everyone is most welcome.
Contact Vivienne 0409897673
Caloundra Hospitality Group
In the Bible, Jesus is often portrayed as eating and drinking with others and for that reason, hospitality and generosity are the two hallmarks of Christian living. In our culture, coffee and sharing a drink with someone helps to form points of connection and growth of friendships.
If you would like to be part of a motivated team who organise and provide hospitality at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, please email John Cooper - [email protected]
Social Justice Group
The Caloundra Catholic Community Social Justice Network (CCCSJN), chaired by Bob Cullen, aims to respond to the call of Jesus to help spread the Gospel message of justice and peace. Pope Francis challenged “Let us be renewed by God’s mercy…and let us become agents of this mercy, channels through which God can water the earth, protect all creation and make justice and peace flourish.” (Laudato Si. On Care for Our Common Home. 2015)
If you would like to learn more about the Social Justice Group or get involved, please email Bob Cullen - [email protected]