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Parish Events/Latest Parish News May 27, 2022

Ascension Sunday
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We are nearing the end of our Easter Season as we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord this weekend, and then Pentecost Sunday next weekend. Both of these feasts help us to further make connections between the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Christ and our own life, death, and resurrection.

As soon as we think of the great feast of Pentecost we think of the Holy Spirit and the colour RED which so powerfully symbolises this feast and the working of the Holy Spirit.

Next weekend why don’t we all, as a community, try and wear something RED , and during the course of living this week contemplate what that item of clothing might be.

It certainly is a practical way of preparing for Pentecost!

Hours of Grace

This coming Friday/Saturday (3rd/4th June), the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed on the altar at OLR church for 24 Hours of Grace. These Hours of Grace are an opportunity to spend some time with the Lord in the most explicit way possible: adoring Jesus’ body at He rests in the monstrance. While opportunities for Adoration already exist in our parish – on Mondays at OLR church following 9am Mass, and at 8.30am on Tuesdays in Sacred Heart church, Maleny before 9am Mass – these 24 Hours of Grace are offered primarily for those who may not be able to attend existing adoration times. There is a roster at the side entrance of OLR church so that we can ensure at least two people are with Jesus, particularly on Friday night. The 24 hours commences with 9am Mass and exposition on Friday and finishes with 8am Benediction on Saturday morning. Please consider investing/offering up some of your time and “rest for a while” with Jesus (Mk 6:31).

 

Calling all Altar Servers

Each year, we offer altar server training – usually just for junior   ministers. This year, however, we are opening up the opportunity for both current and prospective junior ministers, and also those adults who already serve, or would like to serve the altar. This training opportunity will be fun and interactive as we look at the practicalities of a very important ministry.  If you or your child/grandchild would like to be part of this opportunity, please call/email the parish office with your details. Once we’ve compiled the list, we’ll decide on a suitable day/time that’s most convenient.  Tasty food and refreshments will be supplied!

 

GALA NIGHT – 12th November 2022

Have you bought your ticket yet?  Don’t miss out!!! Let us celebrate the 50th year anniversary of  Our Lady of the Rosary Parish. The Golden Jubilee GALA Night will be held at RSL Caloundra on 12th November 2022 from 6-11pm. This is also a fundraising event for the new Aura Mission. We welcome donations in cash or in kind. This is going to be a big and enjoyable night with lots of games, raffles, auctions and dancing. Ticket cost $90 per head. This is a 3-course meal and includes welcome beer, wine or soft drink on arrival & lucky door prizes. Tea and coffee included as well.  Attire: Semi-Formal.  HURRY – limited tickets available (10 seats per table). Please support this event

INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO BUY YOUR TICKET:

Option # 1 – Tickets available at EVENTBRITE or the QR code will take you straight to the same booking page.

Option # 2 –  Go to the Parish Office with your $90

 

Vinnies CEO Sleepout

A sincere thanks to all those who’ve generously donated money to Fr Josh’s CEO sleepout and/or our two school principals. They will be braving the cold and wet on Thursday 23th June in an effort to raise much needed $$$ for homeless and disadvantaged people right here in the Sunshine Coast. If you would like to be part of this noble effort, please click the link below or drop in to  the parish office.

https://www.ceosleepout.org.au/fundraisers/frjoshuawhitehead/queensland

 

National Reconciliation Week

This 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.

 

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 2nd June, 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 please contact the Parish Office on 5430 9390 or email [email protected]

 

Kingdom Youth

Youth group is back again this coming Friday 3 June from 6pm-8:30pm at Unity College! We are meeting in MO CHUISLE this week. Come along for pizza, games, friends, a time of praise and worship, and so much more!! All students from Years 7-12 are welcome to join us!  See you there.

Kingdom YA

Our young adults meet every Wednesday to hang out!  This Wednesday 1 June, join us from 6pm in the OLR Parish Centre for dinner and a testimony from some of our very own parishioners. We want to get to know you! For more info, please contact Felicity. [email protected]

 

 

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 www.suncoastchoral.org.au or call Yvonne on 0431 550 713

 

In Transition

As a parish family we welcome

Bodhi Steer and Fraser & Carter Turesson

who will be baptised in our Parish this weekend.

We pray for

Elliott Busch & Lauren Talbot

whose wedding will be celebrated at Tiffany’s, Malany this weekend.

Congratulations to all!

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