Our Parish is Celebrating! All Welcome!
Next Sunday 3 July: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday
Next Sunday is also the start of Naidoc week where we celebrate the great gift that the first nations people to our country. As part of NAIDOC WEEK, Saturday 9 July a screening of interview by Archbishop Coleridge with Dean Parkin, Director of “From the Heart’ at the Archdiocesan Endorsement of the Uluru Statement.
OLR Church. Morning “tea and damper’ 10.15am. Screening 10.45am -12 noon.
Saturday 30 July, as a follow-up to Archbishop Coleridge’s launch of the Archdiocesan Laudato Si’ Action Plan on
Pentecost Sunday, there will be an introduction to the Archdiocesan Laudato Si’ -Care for Our Common Home Action Plan and a consideration of how we, the Parish, might respond.
OLR Church. Morning Tea 10.00 am. Screening and discussion 10.30 am -11.30 am.
What is Ordinary Time?
Because the term ordinary in English most often means something that’s not special or distinctive, many people think that Ordinary Time refers to parts of the calendar of the Catholic Church that are unimportant. Yet Ordinary Time is far from unimportant or uninteresting.
Ordinary Time is called “ordinary” not because it is common but simply because the weeks of Ordinary Time are numbered. The Latin word ordinalis, which refers to numbers in a series, stems from the Latin word ordo, from which we get the English word order. Thus, the numbered weeks of Ordinary Time, in fact, represent the ordered life of the Church—the period in which we live our lives neither in feasting (as in the Christmas and Easter seasons) or in more severe penance (as in Advent and Lent), but in watchfulness and expectation of the Second Coming of Christ.
Thus for Catholics, Ordinary Time is the part of the year in which Christ, the Lamb of God, walks among us and transforms our lives. There’s nothing “ordinary” about that!
Likewise, the normal liturgical colour for Ordinary Time—for those days when there is no special feast—is green. Green vestments and altar cloths have traditionally been associated with the time after Pentecost, the period in which the Church founded by the risen Christ and enlivened by the Holy Spirit began to grow and to spread the Gospel to all nations. So, until the 20th of November, which is the Feast of Christ the King and signals the end of the liturgical year – enjoy Ordinary Time!
Sacred Heart Feast Day
The first Feast of the Sacred Heart was celebrated on August 31, 1670, in Rennes, France. From Rennes, the devotion spread because of the visions of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690). In all of these visions, in which Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary, the Sacred Heart of Jesus played a central role. Her experience during the octave of the Feast of Corpus Christi, is the source of the modern Feast. The Sacred Heart of Jesus represents not simply His physical heart but His love for all humanity. Preface for the Feast: “For raised up high on the Cross, Christ gave himself up for us with a wonderful love and poured out blood and water from his pierced side, the wellspring of the Church’s Sacraments, so that, won over to the open heart of the Saviour, all might draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation.” With the Feast Day falling on June 24th, this Sunday 9am Mass at Sacred Heart, Maleny, will be their opportunity to celebrate their parochial Feast Day.
We want to celebrate you
Gen Y Social Night
Open invitation to all 25-40 year olds across the Sunshine Coast to meet up at Alex Surf Club on Friday 8 July at 6pm. Great opportunity to meet new people and make connections across the Sunshine coast parishes. Please RSVP to Joe Moloney on 0498 880 417 or [email protected]
Neil Fontin and Kylie Savile
as we welcome you into the Catholic Community.
A special thanks to the RCIA team who prepare them for their journey.
Thanks for your prayers. God bless you all.
As a parish family we welcome
who will be baptised at OLR this weekend
As a parish family we also welcome
who will be baptised at Maleny this weekend.
As a Parish family we would like to Congratulate
Daniel Hickmott and Melissa Borean
who will be married at Tiffany’s this weekend.