Count Me In!
Every couple of years the Australian Bishop’s Conference organises a Mass count across every Parish in Australia. These statistics, along with the Australian Census and other information help with future planning and the allocation of resources. With the projected growth on the Sunshine Coast these statistics are vital for our understanding what our Parish will look like in the future and the planning that needs to take place now so that we can embrace those pastoral needs and opportunities The count will take place over the weekends of May.
We are hoping that there is a musician in our Parish family who would be willing to help us on a Sunday morning at Our Lady of the Rosary. For more information please contact Fr Peter at the Parish Office [email protected] and we promise to sing extra loud if you give us the lead!
It Has Begun!
Last Wednesday night Jesuit priest and educator, Fr Richard Leonard launched this year’s Confirmation Programme by providing Confirmation candidate parents with a solid Catholic foundation which will assist them hand on the faith to their children.
Next weekend at Our Lady of the Rosary there will be the Rite of Enrolment as the Confirmation candidates continue their journey of preparation leading up to the celebration of the sacrament on 1st June. In the meantime, as a Parish Family we keep them and their families in our prayers during this time.
Federal Election 2022-Bishops’ Statement
You are invited to read the Australian Catholic Bishops’ 2022 election statement, Towards a Better Kind of Politics, to help you reflect on the good you can do for the community by using your vote for the common good of all. The statement includes a Prayer for the Election and the principles of Catholic Social Teaching. Download a copy from www.catholic.org.au
As mentioned in last weekend’s newsletter, as part of our Golden Jubilee celebrations we would like to produce a commemorative booklet highlighting our journey over the past 50 years. Fr Peter is still looking for assistance and if you are willing to be involved please send him an email [email protected] – thanks.
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 5th May, 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]
Book & Plant 3 Day Sale!
Friday 20th & Saturday 21st May 8am–3pm and Sunday 22nd May from 9am–1pm
Venue: Kawana Catholic Community Nanyima St Buddina (opposite the Kawana Library)
Fundraising event for the Good Shepherd conference Kawana
For more information call Maria mb 0427181089
There will be books galore for every age group, large print books, jigsaws, DVDs, CDs and more, plus many beautiful indoor and outdoor plants ready to brighten up your home. ALL funds raised go to assisting the St Vincent de Paul Society in continuing to support and give a hand up to those going through difficult times due to homelessness, domestic violence, high rents, and unemployment in our local community.
So come and grab yourself a bargain at an event that just gets bigger and better each year.
Archbishop’s Vocation Dinner for Women
Gain insight and wisdom into your discernment journey and the questions you’re currently facing at the annual Archbishop’s Dinner, where you’ll be inspired by Archbishop Mark Coleridge’s passion for the role of women in the Church and the importance of consecrated life.
For further information please visit the Vocation Brisbane website.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
A weekend experience for married couples, priests and religious, away from the distractions of everyday living. Take time out of your busy schedule, to invest in your most precious asset and revitalise your Sacrament. This is a unique opportunity to reconnect, rekindle and refresh your relationship. It gives you the opportunity to grow in your relationship with your spouse or your community.
Our COVID-SAFE live-in weekends will be held from 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.
Our live-out weekend will be held at Siena College, Sippy Downs from 1 to 3 July – 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 video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4o_Wp6qGB44
Information website: www.wwme.org.au
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.
Bookings essential as numbers are limited.
Kingdom Youth – Worship Workshop
Youth is back again this week! All students in Years 7 – 12 are welcome to join us
Friday 6 May from 6pm–8:30pm at Unity. Join us for basketball hangs, dinner, games, music, and more. There is a special worship workshop happening on the night to help us understand how music can help us in our faith journey! Bring your friends!!!
Kingdom YA – Testimony Night
All young adults aged 18–35 are welcome to join us Wednesday 4 May from 6pm in the OLR Parish Centre for another Testimony Night. Join us for dinner, chats, and hear the personal faith journey of one of our very own!
We are on this journey together – let’s support one another. See you there.