50 Years Of Service
Since the foundation of our Parish back in 1972 we have been blessed with dedicated support staff in our parish Office –they have always worked above and beyond the call of duty! Last Wednesday Bishop Brian Heenan presented certificates of appreciation to Eileen Roberts (25 years), Vicki Howard (15 years) and Dale Rolls (10 years) in recognition of their service to the Our Lady of the Rosary community. Combined, that is a total of 50 years service and as a parish family, we recognize and thank them for their commitment and service.
This last week has been a series of unknowns, so many small and big changes have had an impact on the way we can do our ministry, and our team has met this challenge head on. Whenever we meet a challenge, or a change that might seem too big for us to handle, there is always a choice of how we deal with it. This week has been a chance for us to learn how to really lean into God, relying on him instead of ourselves when things get tough. We are always going to come up against things that challenge us and the best thing to do is ask for help. It has been really evident this week how strong the saints can be, how much they can help us when we ask for it. Specifically this week, Saint Joseph has been an anchor for our team and an ally, even when we can’t see it as much. In this year of Saint Joseph, we have a great opportunity to ask for his intercession when we find ourselves struggling. God Bless, The Net Team
Ladies you are invited to lunch this Friday 20th August at 12noon. You will be dining at Malt Shovel Taphouse, 8 The Avenue, Birtinya. We need to know numbers. Please contact Deborah 0410531901 by Monday 16th August if you would like to attend. Remember it will be QR check in and masks.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
COVID-SAFE live-out weekend – relationship enrichment for married couples, priests and religious from the Friday evening of 15 October to the afternoon of 17 October 2021 (including Mass) at Trinity College, Beenleigh (south of Brisbane) – going home on the Friday and Saturday evenings.
For bookings/details contact Maria and David Murphy, (07) 3342 456, [email protected] Information website: www.wwme.org.au
At the OLR vigil Mass this weekend we join with Brandon Wilesmith and his family as he celebrates his First Holy Communion. We pray that we might be a supportive community along Brandon’s journey of faith.
A Vocation View
A woman clothed with the sun, the moon under her feet and on her head a crown of twelve stars. Hers is the most beautiful story of vocation, when Mary said, “Let it be done unto me according to thy will”. Can you make the choice?
Longstanding Parishioners from our Landsborough community are seeking alternate rental accommodation. Either an unfurnished 2 bedroom house or unit in the Landsborough area. Please phone Paul on 0432 949 835.
Fan The Flame – Plenary Council Reflection
Towards Plenary Assembly One: October 2021 ‘His mercy reaches from age to age’ Luke 1:39-56
God is asking us to refrain from putting barriers and obstacles in the way of God’s mercy reaching the least, the lost and those who feel excluded, especially those who do not yet know the love of God. God is asking us to be a Church that walks together and does not leave anyone behind. (Humble, Healing and Merciful – Discernment Paper p. 6) www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/fantheflame/