A Warm Welcome
Welcome to everyone joining us today! Whether you are traveling from across the street, up the Bruce Highway or roving around the country, thank you for choosing to be part of our celebration of Christ’s Resurrection – we are glad you are part of our Easter Masses today.
Fr Josh, Fr Ejikeme, Fr Joseph, Bishop Brian, Fr Tyrone and Fr Dudley and I are extremely grateful for your support and Easter greetings. Our prayer is that the whole parish and all our visitors who join us at this time be abundantly blest with the life of the Risen Christ. Hopefully the Easter bunny has been able to visit and grace you with some gifts as well. Early Christians recognized the symbol of the egg as a sign of new life. As a chick breaks the shell when it is hatched and begins life, so our Lord comes forth, living from the tomb. The challenge is to somehow see beyond the rows and rows of chocolate eggs at Woolworths and Coles and remember that as Jesus rose from the tomb, the egg symbolizes new life emerging from the eggshell. Whether your new life of Easter be celebrated with eggs, chocolate, roast lamb or bubbles enjoy! The Easter season goes for fifty days. It is longer than Lent for we are Easter people and alive with the life that Jesus brings.
God bless, Fr Peter Brannelly
Holy Week and Easter Time is a roller-coaster ride of emotions, events and ceremonies. Each year across our eight church communities our liturgies capture the essence of our faith as we journey with Jesus through Holy Week and emerge at Easter into the bright realization of the Resurrection. On behalf of the entire Parish, I would like to thank everyone who in any way helped with our Holy Week ceremonies. We are blessed to have generous and talented liturgists, musicians, choir members, ministers of the Word and Eucharist and sacristans. Behind them lie countless unnamed parishioners who, without making a fuss, clean and prepare the church and altar and give their time to ensure that all flows smoothly. On behalf of a grateful parish and all our visitors who join us over Easter, thank you.
Back to Normal
The re-emergence of holy water fonts and offertory processions are a pretty good indication that we are slowly moving out of some of the pandemic restrictions. The other obvious return is the collection plate at Mass. During the pandemic you have embraced the different ways of financially supporting the mission of your Parish and we are grateful. To all our parishioners, visitors and friends, however you decide to continue to support the Parish – planned giving, direct debit, tap & Go or through the collection plate – we are appreciative of your generosity and trust. If you would like to donate today you can follow the QR Code to made a donation.
What’s for Dinner?
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.
More information can be found by talking to one of your Priests or visiting this website: www.vocationbrisbane.com/upcoming-events
The 9am Mass at OLR on Easter Monday, 18th April will be celebrated by Fr Joseph Murphy, grandson of Kevin and Pat Murphy. Owing to Covid, this will be his first Mass in Qld since his ordination in Sydney almost three years ago. Everyone is most welcome to attend. We would also like to acknowledge and wish Kevin & Pat a very Happy Anniversary of 62yrs Married.
Grown Men Living Their Baptism
Inviting men to join us for a morning of reflection and connection with others. From 9-11.30am, Morning tea provided at OLR Caloundra 30th April 2022 Presentation from Shane Dwyer, Associate Director, Adult formation, Evangelisation Brisbane. For enquiries and registration contact the Parish office on 54309390 or email [email protected]
The Grace of Baptism Retreat
Presented by members of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Brisbane Mission Team. A group of lay people whose mission is to encourage others to “foster a personal conversion and relationship with Jesus Christ through the release of the Holy Spirit.”
Where: OLR Caloundra.
When: Saturday, 23rd April 2022 starting at 9.30am.
Lunch, morning & afternoon tea provided. Please register for catering purposes. Registration to Dorothy –
Phone or text 0403 175 714 or [email protected] A love offering will be taken up to cover costs.
Walking In The Spirit
The People of God are invited to make a prayerful journey towards the Second Assembly of the Plenary Council through the Walking in the Spirit prayer campaign. Walking in the Spirit begins on Easter Sunday, April 17, and runs until the Second Assembly, which opens on Sunday, July 3. Resources have been created for use by individuals, families, schools, parishes and other Catholic communities. Find out more at www.plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/walkinginthespirit/
Divine Mercy Sunday
The Second Sunday of Easter (April 24th) is also known as Divine Mercy Sunday and you are invited to join in the Divine Mercy devotions next Sunday at Stella Maris Church, Maroochydore. Catholics around the world on this day pray for hope and healing. To be part of the Divine Mercy ceremony you are invited to attend your usual Sunday Parish Mass and then journey to Stella Maris church by 1:30pm for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and adoration which will conclude with the Divine Mercy Chaplet & Litany at 3pm and Benediction. By 3:30 the devotions will be finished and everyone will be invited to light refreshments. All welcome.
Autumn Fashion Parade and Morning Tea on Thursday 19th May 2022
presented by Maleny Catholic Ladies Group.
Commencing at 9.30am in the Pat Daley Centre, Maleny. Entry $25 includes 5 free raffle tickets.
Purchase tickets by contacting Rose 0400 550 007 or Chris 0409 065 607. Bookings essential as numbers are limited.
Caritas would like to thank every one for supporting the Project Compassion, during Lent each year. Your generosity is a sign of the Universal Church making a difference in the life of fellow believers beyond our shores. If you would like to return your Caritas donation, we will forward your generosity on to Caritas.
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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 in Term 2:Tue evenings 7–8.30pm 10/5-14/6 or Wed mornings 9.15–10.45am11/5-15/6.
Part 2 will take place in Caloundra on the following days in Term 3: Tue evenings7–8.30pm 26/7-30/8 or Wed mornings 9.15–10.30am 27/7-31/8.
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.