We welcome all school families and visitors enjoying this last weekend before the resumption of school next week –we hope that you enjoy your time in our community. As the final term starts and we look forward to the daily traffic congestion in the morning and at the 3pm pickup, we pray that all our students and teachers embrace the opportunities of these final months of the school year and experience acceptance, accomplishment and the joy of learning in the weeks ahead.
During this coming week the long awaited First General Assembly of the Plenary Council will take place. Covid has thrown the timetable out and the originators have had to adapt to the changing restrictions relying on technology to keep the process on track. For our Archdiocese, the 8am opening and 10am closing Mass from the Cathedral of St Stephen will be live streamed as well as parts of the opening session each day. You can access the live streaming via the Cathedral of St Stephen web page plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au. May the Holy Spirit inspire us and lead us.
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Thanks For The Experience
Last week, a group of 16 –including seven students from Unity College –had the incredible opportunity to attend Ignite Conference 2021: Unleash. We spent four days together in a mountaintop experience that we’ll never forget. During the conference, we had the opportunity to worship in a new way (Fr Josh even joined us in the mosh pit!!); we heard inspiring messages from a range of speakers, and we met a whole bunch of new friends from all over the place. Each member of our group had their own, unique experience of Encounter with the Lord in a truly tangible way!We truly appreciate all of your financial support, and your prayers. If it weren’t for each and every one of you, we wouldn’t have had the opportunity for this remarkable experience. We’d like to extend a special thank you to Maz from Unity College for organising the logistics of our trip, and to John & Cath Maddy for volunteering their time to drive the bus and for joining us on our journey.Kath Ball –OLR Young Adults coordinator.
It’s On This Week!
The annual Kawana St Vincent de Paul fundraising event will be held at the Kawana Catholic Community Centre,Nanyima Street, Buddina (opposite the Kawana Library) on Friday 8th & Saturday 9th October from 8am–3pm and on Sunday 10th October from 9am–1pm. There will be fiction, non-fiction and children’s books galore, many by popular authors, as well as DVDs, CDs, jigsaw puzzles and much more. For those wanting to start up a new garden or freshen up an existing one, we have many beautiful indoor and garden plants such as, agapanthus, clivias and succulents ready to brighten up your home. ALL proceeds go to assisting the St Vincent de Paul Society in continuing to support and give a hand up to those going through difficult times due to homelessness, domestic violence, unemployment, as well as those affected by COVID in our local community. All our Vinnies volunteers look forward to welcoming you. So come and grab yourself a bargain at a sale that promises to be bigger and better than ever. For more information call Maria on 5478 2954.
This week was a big one for us the NET team and the young adults of the parish. The event that we’ve been preparing for throughout the year finally happened, Ignite Conference! And it was worth the wait. The Lord did amazing things over the 4 days, there’s nothing like seeing over 800 people most of them being high school students being so on fire for their faith.
Those who attended were given the opportunity to dive deeper into gaining a personal relationship with Jesus and us the NET team felt that the conference unleashed a newly found zeal for what the rest of our year has to offer. We’ve been reminded that our God is a God of miracles and nothing is too big for Him including those 800 students having a personal experience of Him. So we want to invite you into seeing God that way this week. Bringing Him into the impossible things because there is nothing that our God can’t do.
Our Lady Of The Rosary Feast Day
This Thursday, October 7th, is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. For several years it was also known by the title of “Our Lady of Victory.” The feast day takes place in honour of a 16th century naval victory which secured Europe against Turkish invasion. Pope St. Pius V attributed the victory to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who was invoked on the day of the battle through a campaign to pray the Rosary throughout Europe.
Our Parish of Our Lady of the Rosary was placed under the protection of Our Lady of the Rosary when the Parish was founded in 1972.
This Thursday at the 9am Mass everyone is invited to join Our lady of the Rosary school community as we celebrate our feast day.
Baptism Preparation Evening For Infants
Those parents with new born babies wishing for them to be baptised are reminded of the preparation meeting which takes place at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Caloundra, this Thursday 7th October, beginning at 7pm. At this short preparation meeting we outline some of the symbols used at the ceremony, answer any questions and confirm dates. To book in for the preparation evening and to receive the necessary paperwork please contact the Parish Office on 5430 9390 or email [email protected].
As a parish family we are grateful for everyone’s financial support. You are welcome to support the parish this weekend by using the Parish QR Code (click the image or scan with your phone) that will enable you to make a direct debit donation. However you support the mission of Our Lady of the Rosary Community, a grateful Parish says thank you.
We pray for Jean Bromley whose funeral will be held this Friday Oct 8th at OLR.
We also pray for Mario Fais whose funeral will be held this Thursday Oct 7th at OLR.
May their souls and all the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners Rest in Peace.