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Parish Events/Latest Parish News May 20, 2022

Sixth Sunday of Easter
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Hours of Grace

Hours of Grace is a prolonged period of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament to enable prayer and praise to Jesus Christ who is truly present in the Eucharist. On Friday, 3rd June, beginning with 9am Mass, until 8am on Sat morning, there will be continuous Adoration at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Caloundra.

​Individuals and groups are encouraged to come together for prayer. The church will remain open the entire time with the Blessed Sacrament exposed on the Altar. You are encouraged to register in advance for your available time for a selected period using the roster available at the entrance of the church. We hope this will be a wonderful time of prayer


The Homeless Need Our Help

Next month, Dan McShea, Principal of Unity College, and Michael Steward, principal of OLR Primary School, and I will be roughing it in the cold and (hopefully not) wet. This winter we’re sleeping out with other CEO’s and community leaders to not only raise money for people experiencing homelessness, but raise awareness of their plight. Homelessness can affect anyone – women, men, and even children. Just recently, there was a large family living both in their car and under the BBQ shelter at Shelly Beach for over a week – fortunately, one of our local Vinnies Conferences was able to find them a house to live in Beerwah. I’d walk or run past most mornings and just feel helpless – which is not a nice feeling when you want to help. The good news though is that together, we can make a significant difference!

Please support the three of us during the Vinnies CEO Sleepout and your donation will help the St Vincent de Paul Society empower more people to get off the streets and into stable accommodation. Vinnies provides counselling, education, health and employment services to help people to lift themselves out of the cycle of poverty.

Every donation is meaningful. Just fifty dollars can provide a whole family with a warm, nutritious meal this winter. The other good news this year is that money donated locally by you will stay local. Please help us raise funds by clicking on the links below – Fr Josh’s link first though—let’s be honest, even though we’re all part of the same Church, it’s a competition between the schools and the parish! Thank you so much; your generosity is truly  appreciated. Fr Josh (I started with $200 of my own money) 


National Reconciliation Week

The week is held each year from 27 May to 3 June. These dates mark two significant milestones in the ongoing journey toward reconciliation – the 1967 referendum and the 1992 High Court Mabo decision. 2022 marks 30 years since the Mabo decision was handed down.

This year’s theme is Be Brave. Make Change, and encourages us all to look for actions we can take every day to help achieve reconciliation in Australia.

For more information about activities click here, and for the Dr Jackie Huggins AM presentation on 29th May, click here.


Ignite Launch Event

Last weekend on a very wet Saturday, 15 youth and young adults from around the parish travelled to Gold Coast to attend the annual Ignite Launch event at Dreamworld. Ignite Launch is a one-day event at the theme park where, when the park closes to the public in the evening, the 300-odd youth people who gather from different parish communities around Brisbane, remain and experience a night of worshiping God with the Emmanuel Worship band, and listen to engaging speakers on faith-related topics. This is the first time our parish has sent a group to Ignite Launch and while they were positively drenched for the whole day, they had a blast – not only on the wonderful Dreamworld rides and rollercoasters, but also at the worship event. Your financial generosity helped subsidise these young people to attend Ignite Launch so from the young people to you, a big THANK YOU!


Parish Finance & Parish Evangelisation Pastoral meeting

Just a reminder that the next Parish Finance Committee Meeting is Wednesday 25 May at 3:00pm followed by the Evangelisation Pastoral meeting at 4pm, both at the Parish Centre.


World Communications Day 2022

The Catholic Church in Australia celebrates World Communications Day on the Sixth Sunday of Easter (May 22 this year). Pope Francis’ message this year focuses on the importance of “Listening with the ear of the heart”. The Australian Catholic Media Council has produced social media resources and homily notes for the celebration. Access resources at


The Women’s Global Hub 

You are invited to join THE BIGGEST AFTERNOON TEA 

Saturday 28th May – 2pm to 4pmTickets $20 

(Please contact Baringa Community Centre – 5353 0503) 

This event celebrates Neighbourhood Centres Week and supports cancer council Queensland. 

A fashion parade by Vinnies will support St Vincent de Paul Society. 



Book & Plant 3 Day Sale This Weekend!

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. 


Antique Piano available

An upright antique piano is available to a good home. If you are interested in this piano please call Susan McDougal on 0409711528


Kingdom Youth

Youth group will take a break on Friday 27th May for the Maleny Show Day holiday. See you on Friday 3rd June!


Sunshine Coast Choral Society

Presents Messiah Highlights Sunday 5th June 2022 at 2pm. Tickets $30, concession $25 at Gregson & Weight memorial Chapel, 159 Wises Rd Buderim. Bookings on line at or call Yvonne on 0431 550 713


In Transition

As a parish family we welcome

Willow Frobisher, Dante Alexander, Jake Robinson & Adeline Robertson

who will be baptised in our Parish this weekend.

We pray for

Michael Doyle, Terence Hanifin & Maria Jordanovich

whose funerals will be at OLR this week.

May their souls and all the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners Rest in Peace.

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