The gift of Taizé is peace and reconciliation. In our Lenten Taizé Prayer at OLR, we gathered in quiet strength to reach out tangibly to those who have lost everything, sending out peace and comfort to the people of Ukraine and Russia as well as remembering our Aussies whose lives have been devastated by flooding. It was a profoundly moving prayer, giving parishioners the opportunity to express their horror at this war.
We affirmed our solidarity with so many suffering people as we brought them silently to the cross of Christ. We stand with them in their pain – there are no words.
First Holy Communion
This 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. 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. Thank you for your prayers towards them.
Building Catholic Faith
We have started the RCIA process on Monday nights at OLR Parish Centre at 6pm. We are delighted to announce and encourage Neil Fontin and Kylie Savile as they journey in building their faith. Let us pray for them. 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.
The Plenary and the People Webinar
Promoted as one of the most significant events in the Church this century, the Australian Plenary Council hopes to create a pathway for renewal and growth.
Trusting in the Spirit to lead us, we have confidence in our future.
Join us as we focus on how Australian Catholics can continue to be engaged in this pivotal moment in the lead-up to the Second Assembly in July 2022.
Dr Eleanor Flynn: Co-founder, Women’s Wisdom in the Church (WWITCH).
Fr David Ranson: Secretary to the Australian Plenary Council.
Dr Trish Hindmarsh: Catholic educator from Tasmania.
Sr Michelle Goh: Plenary Council member for the Archdiocese of Melbourne.
Ian Cameron: Plenary Council member for the Archdiocese of Adelaide.
When: Thursday, March 31, 2022
Time: 7.00 – 8.00 pm (AEST Qld.)
Registration: Click here
Each year the Archbishop hosts two dinners; one for men contemplating priesthood and the other for women discerning their vocation to religious life. It is a chance to share personal stories of faith and share a meal with the Archbishop in a positive and encouraging environment. The first of these dinners will be for young men discerning their vocation and more information can be found by visiting this website: www.vocationbrisbane.com/upcoming-events
The Grace of Baptism Retreat
Where: Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 61 Edmund Street, Caloundra. When: Saturday, 23rd April 2022 starting at 9.30am.
Lunch, morning & afternoon tea provided. Please register for catering purposes. Registration: Dorothy – Phone or text 0403 175 714 or [email protected] More details in the coming weeks.
Bishop Tim Norton would like to thank all parishioners for your welcome to the Sunshine Coast last weekend. He takes away from our Parish not just memories of a friendly and energetic faith community but also several extra kilos after three days of morning teas, lunches, afternoon teas and dinners. To all who worked quietly behind the scenes to make the Episcopal Pastoral Visit so successful, thank you.
Young adults! Next week we are meeting at 6pm in the OLR Parish Centre for dinner and a little session on what it means to proclaim the Word of God! If you’d like to improve in this area of ministry, this night is for you and we’d be keen to journey with you!
Next Friday night is our last youth group of the term! We are having a MOVIE NIGHT @ Unity starting at 6pm. Come grab some pizza, popcorn, and a slushie, and get settled to start the movie at 6:30pm. BYO pillow and blanket! Please contact Felicity if you have any questions – [email protected] Follow us on Instagram @kingdom.caloundra for weekly updates on all things youth and young adults!
Next weekend we will have guest speakers at a few of our Masses to talk about Marriage Encounter weekends. If you can’t wait till then and want more details or bookings contact Maria and David Murphy: 0481 307 821
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!