As the old year slips into history and we look forward to the New Year with all its possibilities and challenges we reflect fondly on those who have gone before us marked with the sign of faith. Especially we remember our deceased priests and religious who have ministered to us over the years. As a Parish Family we remember our second Parish Priest, Fr John Dobson, whose third anniversary was marked on Saturday, December 18th. May Dobbo’s soul, and the souls of all our departed brothers and sisters, through the rich mercy of God, rest in Peace.
It has taken us a while but at last we can see progress!
Earlier in the year the pavers were removed and last week the first stage of the proposed gathering area was concreted. The next stage will hopefully commence early in the New Year when the covered walkway leading from the presbytery to the school will be replaced and the uneven pavers will be removed. A new concrete path will then be installed ensuring the disabled toilet, that was built earlier in the year, is accessible to all parishioners.
Thank you once again for your generous support of the parish that makes this project possible.
For all those who are coming to the 4pm Mass at OLR Christmas Eve, could you please bring a chair.
We will have some available but may not have enough for everyone. Don’t forget you will need to QR code in at all our Masses.
The Christmas rosters for the OLR Masses are filling up.
But we are still in need of some liturgical ministers. If you know which Mass you will be attending and could volunteer please mark your name on the roster at the front doors of the church.
Thank you in advance.
Our Christmas Tree
Which stands at the entrance of OLR church is beautifully decorated by our local craft group who meet each week in the Parish Centre.
Well done and thank you team.
Financing Flowers in Maleny
So we can purchase flowers for special feast days the Maleny community is taking advantage of the “Containers for Change” initiative. Bottles and cans are collected at the church entrance each Sunday and taken to our local collection point. Flowers are also donated by community members and are cut from the gardens around the church. The donations allow us to accumulate funds which can be used to buy fresh flowers to decorate the church for special occasions. We see it as a win, win. Caring for our world and caring for God’s house and a big thank you to all those people of our community who support us with donations of recyclable bottles and cans. Chris & Moya.
The Parish Office Is Closing
To take advantage of the post Christmas period and to allow our administrative staff some of their annual leave, the Parish Office will be closed from 24th December, 12noon until 9am, 10th of January 2022.
In case of a pastoral emergency you can always contact a priest through the parish emergency phone 0431099854.
Over the next two weeks please note the changes to our weekday masses.
An Article by John O’Brien
John is a member of the OLR community. Many will know him from his involvement with the OLR Men’s Choir which he started with Evie and Carol 4 years ago. John originally wrote this article for The Bribie Islander newspaper (http://thebribieislander.com.au Issue #5, December 2014, P7) but we have also copied it to our website. Click the link below to read it.
Thank You For Your Generosity
Your generosity to the Parish week in, week out, is very much appreciated and our Parish mission of witnessing to the Good News takes place through your continued support – thank you. The disruption caused by Covid has changed so many aspects of our lives and daily routine and we have all had to adapt and discover new ways of doing old things! This is especially true of how we financially support the parish.
For some the direct debit option works well, others have utilized the QR code or the drum at the entrance to the OLR church or the collection plates at our other communities.
However you decide to financially support the different communities of Our Lady of the Rosary, a grateful parish says thank you!
Support Our Parish Family
Your financial support of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish is always appreciated. Ways to financially support your Parish:
- The “Tap & Go” facility at the door of the church;
- Place your donation in the collection bags after Mass;
- Online donation, directly to the Caloundra website.
As a parish family we welcome Cruz Sage, Evie Sage, Liam Delamont & Zara Blunck who will be baptised at OLR this weekend.
We also pray for Nick Cersosimo whose funeral will be this Tuesday at OLR. May his soul and all the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners Rest in Peace.