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Parish Events/Latest Parish News Aug 20, 2021

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Take 2, lets try again!

Next weekend at OLR church, the youth and young adults of our parish will be conducting a carwash fundraiser to raise money for them to go to the annual Ignite Conference in September. The car wash will be open from 8.30am and will cost $20.
Please bring your dirty car!


The Future Of Catholicism In Australia

FORUM 2: Outcomes and Actions for the Plenary Council (Forum 1 was with Sister Joan Chittister). Thursday 26 August 2021: 7:30pm-9:00pm on Zoom

The Convocation will be opened by Dr Miriam Rose Ungunmerr Baumann with Guest speakers: Dr Jessie Rogers (Ireland), Ms Debra Zanella (WA), Mr Robert Fitzgerald (Aust) and Prof Emer John Warhurst (Canberra). As we look forward to the first assembly of the Plenary Council, 3-10 October 2021, we focus more closely on here the Spirit is leading us. Pope Francis has stressed the engagement of all Catholics, beginning with local communities. The aim of this convocation is to emphasise the importance of a successful Plenary Council for all Catholics in Australia.

Maleny Catholic Community arrangements for viewing this presentation: Come to the Pat Daley Centre at 7.30pm, Thurs 26th Aug to listen on a big screen or Come to the Pat Daley Centre 1.30pm, on Tues 31st Aug to listen to the replay, or if you use Zoom, sign up @ to view at home. More info: [email protected] or website of ACCCR.


Vocare Magazine

Each year, the Archdiocesan Vocations Office produces a high quality magazine called Vocare (pronounced Vo-car-ay) – Latin for “to name or call”. Vocare is an acknowledgement that it’s God who calls us to discern his plan for our lives. This year, the magazine is accessible online. Please use this link to access the digital magazine


National Day Of Prayer – The Church Together – Sunday 22 August 2021

“But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.” Psalm 86:15.

Across all services on Sunday 22 August, Australia’s Churches are invited to pray for our local, national and global communities experiencing great need and distress caused by COVID-19. Bishop Philip Huggins, NCCA President has written an article Jesus Have Mercy Prayer that speaks to the need for prayerful support for all those who seek comfort and hope at this time. There is great power in unified prayer and during this time we are invited to pray together ‘JESUS HAVE MERCY’, a prayer of compassion, the prayer of the heart.


Online Benedictine Retreat Opportunity

“Meet Me in the Middle” – This retreat is based on Charles Peguy’s Little Girl Hope from the book: “The Portal of the Mystery of Hope.” Hope is both a virtue and a mystery. It is desirable yet elusive. Many dismiss it, misunderstand it, shrug it off and turn their backs on it, extolling faith and charity instead. Whilst faith and charity are absolutely critical in these times of uncertainty and fear in society, there is now a need for hope as never before since World War II. This online retreat which will be available from 5 September 2021. For registration and more information, please click the link:


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:


NET Report

Isn’t it funny how busy life can get without realizing it? This week has seemed so busy, and it’s easy to get caught up in it all. On Friday our team was in different parts of the school all day running retreat sessions, classes and helping serve students in the tuck-shop. With all this busyness going on, I found that often we get caught up in our own little problems. Instead of focusing on how we can serve and love others, we focus on the things that inconvenience us and how we can avoid them. In your own life things might get busy, but these moments, in all of life’s hustle and bustle, are when we most need to remember God and how much he loves us. Try to keep God in the forefront of your mind this week, even in those busy moments.
God bless, The NET Team.


Housing Needed

Longstanding Parishioners from our Landsborough community are seeking alternate rental accommodation.  Either an unfurnished 2 bedroom house or unit in the Maroochydore area, to be closer to medical and family assistance.  Please phone Paul or Shirley on 0432 949 835.


Fan The Flame – Plenary Council Reflection

Towards Plenary Assembly One: October 2021
‘The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.’ John 6:60-69

Through appropriate faith formation, God can shape us into deepening our spirituality within the life of the Church, engaging with scripture, encountering God in worship and prayerfully developing our living relationship with Jesus Christ.

(Prayerful and Eucharistic – Discernment Paper p. 5)


In Transition

As a Parish Family we extend our prayerful congratulations to Grayson Milliken-Groves & Oscar Jones who were baptised this weekend in the Maleny & OLR churches.

We pray for Elizabeth Nghia Vo (Fr Joseph’s sister) who died last week. May her soul and all our deceased priests, religious and parishioners,

Rest in Peace.


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