First Holy Communion
Congratulations to the 70 young men and women of our community and their families who completed their journey of preparation that culminated with the celebration of their First Holy Communion last weekend. As a Parish we also acknowledge and thank our Sacramental Team – Fr Ejikeme, Kelli Phillips, Donna Gordon & Justine Ashworth and the many parishioners who last week generously helped make the celebrations so memorable.
This weekend we join with the families of Tim Polon, Lucas & Michael Tellan, Olivia Kirkitscha & Cooper Sarsfield as they celebrate their first Holy Communion. We pray that we might continue to be a welcoming Parish Family that supports and encourages our younger parishioners along the journey of faith.
Before You Throw the First Stone!
Reconciliation and the celebration of God’s forgiveness should be part of every Catholic’s journey and could there be any better time to celebrate that forgiveness than leading up to Holy Week and our Easter ceremonies? All parishioners and friends are warmly invited to celebrate our Communal Rite of Reconciliation next Saturday morning (April 9th ), 9am at Our Lady of the Rosary church. Invite your friends!
I Do – I Do – I Do – I Do – I Do
For more than 50 years, Worldwide Marriage Encounter has helped over 3.5 million couples in almost 100 countries unlock the power of their relationships with new ways to do the “I do.” The Marriage Encounter experience helps a couple listen, share, and connect more deeply. There’s no group discussion. It’s just about two people learning to be the best, most loving and thriving couple possible. This weekend we welcome to our Parish Family Maria and David Murphy, who will briefly introduce Marriage Encounter and provide information about their next Marriage Encounter weekends for 2022. On the Coast they are having a live-out weekend: 1st-3rd July at Siena College, Sippy Downs – going home on the Friday and Saturday evenings or in Brisbane live-in weekends: Friday evening 13th May to Sunday afternoon 15th May and Friday evening 14th October to Sunday afternoon 16th October (including Mass) both at Santa Teresa, Ormiston. For bookings/details contact Maria and David Murphy: 0481 307 821 [email protected] Watch Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s support video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o_Wp6qGB44 Or the website: www.wwme.org.au for more information.
Bible Study in Terms 2 & 3 in Caloundra and Landsborough
We are planning to study the Sermon on the Mount in 2 parts of 6 weeks each. Part 1 will take place in Caloundra on the following days/options in Term 2: Tue evenings, 7–8.30pm, 10 May-14 June, or Wed mornings, 9.15–10.45am, 11 May-15 June. Part 2 will take place in Caloundra on the following days in Term 3: Tue evenings, 7–8.30pm, 26 July-30 Aug, or Wed mornings, 9.15–10.30am, 27 July-31 Aug.
Please contact Pam Handley for Landsborough dates. If anyone is interested in coming to these sessions, or would like to host another one elsewhere, please contact Caroline Kettle (Caloundra) 0435 828 092 or Pam Handley (Landsborough) 0400 549 449. Please contact Caroline by Easter so she can place the order for books to be ready in time for the program. The book will cost $15 which covers both terms.
Ladies Lunch is on this Friday 8th April 12 noon at Three Restaurant 115 Bulcock Street Caloundra. Please let Deborah know by Monday 4th April 0410531901 As with all restaurants you will need proof of vaccination.
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
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 April, 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]
Youth Group/Young Adult News
Kingdom Youth: A reminder that youth group will return in Term 2. Please keep an eye out for more information about our Term 2 launch! Have a blessed Easter.
Kingdom Young Adults: Young adults will meet in the OLR Parish Centre this coming Wednesday 6 April from 6pm for a Testimony Night. Dinner is provided. Come along and hear from one of our very own young adults about their personal faith journey. All welcome!
Adoration: A brief reminder that our next monthly Adoration is in Holy Week on Wednesday 13 April from 6-7pm in OLR Church. All parishioners are welcome to join us for prayer, worship, and much more. Please contact Felicity if you have any questions – [email protected]
The Catholic Leader
The April edition of The Catholic Leader is available this weekend $4 each.
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As a parish family we welcome Jonah Kerley who will be baptised at OLR this weekend. We pray for Pauline Longhurst, Meg Thomas & Sonja Kovacevic, whose funerals will be at G&W & Maleny this week. May their souls and all the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners Rest in Peace.