Meet Our New Bishop
The faith communities of our hinterland and coastal Our Lady of the Rosary Parish warmly welcomes Bishop Tim Norton to our Parish Family. Over this weekend Bishop Norton will celebrate several Masses across our parish, launch a new youth initiative on Sunday evening and pay a pastoral visit to Our Lady of the Rosary primary school and Unity College on Monday. Also, Bishop Norton will pack on a few pounds if he consumes all the food that is being prepared for him at all the different functions – so please come along and welcome Bishop Tim to our Parish and enjoy the light refreshments available after Mass!
Bishop Tim’s itinerary:
- Saturday March 19th, Vigil Mass at the St Mary Mackillop chapel, Beerwah 5pm followed by refreshments.
- Sunday morning, March 20th, 7am Mass at Our Lady of the Way church, Landsborough followed by refreshments.
- Sunday morning, March 20th, 9:30am Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary church, Caloundra followed by morning tea.
- Sunday evening, March 20th, 5pm Mass at Unity College chapel, Caloundra West and the launch of the monthly youth Mass, followed by light refreshments.
- Monday Morning, March 21st, 9am Pastoral visit to Unity College, Caloundra West.
- Monday morning, March 21st, 11am, pastoral visit to Our Lady of the Rosary primary school, Caloundra.
First Holy Communion Next Weekend
Last Wednesday evening over 70 of our young men and women celebrated their First Reconciliation in preparation for receiving their First Holy Communion next weekend. We acknowledge the weeks of preparation, coordinated by their parents and guided by our Parish Sacramental Team, that has bought them to this point along their journey of faith. Next weekend the 5pm Vigil Mass and the 9:30am Mass will be certainly crowded as we welcome many visitors who will be joining us for the First Holy Communion Masses.
The Catholic Faith – it’s not too late!
We have started the RCIA process on Monday nights at OLR Parish Centre at 6pm.
Would you like to simply find out a bit more of what the Church believes?
Struggling to find answers to some of the bigger questions of life?
If you would like to be involved or would like more information, please contact
Fr. Ejikeme [email protected] or the parish office [email protected]
It’s not too late to be part of the group.
Last Friday, the Compassion Ministry OLR Yr 6 students organised a fundraiser to support a flooded school in Lismore. St Joseph’s Woodburn has been severely impacted and is trying to find buildings in the town they can relocate to. We commend the generosity of our school community with the money raised. This gesture of support will assist St Joseph’s community to heal, knowing that others are supporting and praying for them. It teaches our kids that small acts can make a big difference. Also, it reminds the children how fortunate we are, as many of the
families in Lismore have lost everything.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Worldwide Marriage Encounter COVID-SAFE live-in weekends Friday evening 13 May to Sunday afternoon 15 May and Friday evening 14 October to Sunday afternoon 16 October (including Mass) at Santa Teresa, Ormiston.
Live-out weekend 1 to 3 July at Siena College, Sippy Downs – going home on the Friday and Saturday evenings.
For bookings/details contact Maria and David Murphy: 0481 307 821
[email protected] Watch Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s support
Information website: www.wwme.org.au
Care for our common home and its people
This Lent we will focus our thoughts, prayers and actions on ‘The Grace of Place’. Jesus was very much at home in his place in Galilee and the places he journeyed to. Having a sense of place is an essential part of existence for the survival of all species, human and non-human as we share where we live.
We like to belong to a place. Places care for us. Place is our memories, telling stories of where we have come from and helping define who we are. It is part of our culture, where we celebrate our rituals.
Pope Francis in Laudato Si urges us to care for our common home because ‘this sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her’.
For Aboriginal peoples the place owns them. They do not own the place. Miriam Rose Ungunmurr, Australian of the Year in 2021, says ‘My people have been so aware of Nature. It is natural that we will feel close to the Creator’.
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land, the Gubbi Gubbi people, whose elders, past, present and emerging care for this land on which we celebrate the Eucharist each week and live out our faith.
Last Sunday Aura Families gathered to hear more about the proposed new school and enjoy our hospitality at the Community BBQ
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!
As a parish family we welcome Jonah Kerley, Saskia Heidrich & Huxley Heidrich who will be baptised at OLR this weekend.