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Parish Events/Latest Parish News Jul 29, 2022

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Gala night – SOLD OUT!!!!

If you have a reserved seat please pay now or it might be too late. Please call Vicki in the Parish office if you find you can’t get your tickets.

We are calling all businesses or parishioners who would like to sponsor our Gala night.  We are looking for donations of prizes for our night; gifts we can raffle or auction; bottles of wine or spirits; vouchers; movie tickets; and/or electrical goods to name a few.  All businesses will be promoted on the night and on our Gala webpage leading up to the event.  Please bring your donations to the Parish office. So far we have some wonderful sponsors who are supporting us.

First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Please join us on 6 August at 8.00am at Our Lady of the Rosary Church Caloundra

  1.  Recite the Rosary
  2. Keep company and meditate on the mysteries of Rosary with the intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
  3. Make a Sacramental Confession
  4. Receive Holy Communion

Infants Baptism preparation evening 

Those parents with newborn 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 4 August, 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 Trivia Night – Saturday 27 August 6.00pm

We are holding a trivia night to raise funds to send a group of young people to Ignite Conference in September. This will be our biggest group yet and we would love your support! Tickets are $10pp and you are allowed up to 8 at a table. Please ring or email the parish office (or Felicity, details on the front) to book a table. You can pay via BPAY or at the door on the night. BYO food and there will be drinks and raffle tickets available for purchase on the night. The students attending will be running the show, and our youth band will be entertaining! We can’t wait to celebrate with you as we come together as a community for a night of fun! If you are in a position to donate a prize to be raffled, we would be extremely grateful. Please contact Felicity. Thank you!

Safeguarding News

The Safeguarding Commitment for the Archdiocese of Brisbane and Caloundra Catholic Parish is:

Zero tolerance for all forms of abuse and strives to safeguard all who interact with its ministries & services.

The safety & wellbeing of children, and adults at-risk, is our first priority. In an emergency, please call the Police 000 or information can be provided to STOPline anonymously.

Phone: 1300 304 550     Email: [email protected]     Online:


Can you Undertake an overseas mission?

Our sister churches in Africa, Asia and the Pacific are requesting Australian Catholics to join them to build the skills of those in their community who have had less

opportunity than ourselves.  Please consider these Mission opportunities abroad. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference provide support.  Palms Australia who have prepared Australian Catholics for global mission since 1961, will ensure accommodation and a living allowance is provided to you during your time away. Enquire on line or phone 0422 742 567 to find out about a placement to engage your skills. You can also Register for a Webinar on Monday 1 August at 7:00 pm to talk directly with a Palms’ partner community in Timor Leste and two Australians recently posted to work with them. Invite your friends. The stories will inspire.

Counters needed

  Do you love to count? We need you! If you can volunteer for an hour once a month on a Monday morning to help to count the parish collection then please ring or email the parish office 54309390 and Don will contact you.


Planned Giving

                                            If you can afford to make a regular contribution the best way to do this is to join the Planned Giving Program. Your continued generous financial support is appreciated and not taken for granted – a grateful Parish says Thank You!


Explore your Hidden Talent

Come along to Jude’s Art Class.

Every Wednesday 10am-12noon in the Parish Centre. Call Jude for further details on 0421 777 508.


Accommodation needed

OLR St Vincent de Paul is desperately trying to find accommodation for a father and his teenage daughter in the Caloundra area. Willing to accept shared accommodation, a small unit or even a caravan, so the daughter can continue her studies at Caloundra High. Able to pay up to $450 a week in rent. Please contact Dawn in the Parish office on 54309390.


Ladies Lunch

The next Ladies Lunch will be on Friday 19th August at 12 noon at Kings Beach Tavern, 43 Burgess Street, Kings Beach.  If you would like to attend please contact Eileen on 0412059149 before Monday 15 August so we can confirm numbers with the venue, Thank you.


Covid-19 Thank you

Our health authorities have been warning us of an increase in Covid in our community.  We need to take seriously their advice and be aware of our own health and the health and well-being of each other.  Thank you for continuing to receive Holy Communion only on the hand and helping to keep safe each other as well as protecting the health and safety of our communion ministers and priests.  A BIG THANK YOU!


Happy Birthday

We would like to wish Bishop Brian Heenan many happy returns for his Birthday this Thursday 4 August.


In Transition

As a parish family we welcome Rain Nolte and Edward & Emily Joinbee who will be baptised in Caloundra this weekend.

We also pray for Jinelle Francis & Maureen Collins who died last week and their funerals will be at OLR on Thursday & Friday of this week.

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

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