Construction is starting
It has been 3 years in the making but at last, this Monday, work begins on the final phase of the redevelopment of our parish centre with work beginning on the covered gathering area. The delay has been caused by the uncertainty caused by Covid and the subsequent shortage of labour and materials. With work commencing on Monday please be aware that between the parish centre and church is a construction site and caution will need to be exercised by everyone. While we will always try to make sure that there is access to the church there might be times when safety limits access. Perhaps if you feel this might impact you over the next couple of weeks you might consider celebrating Mass at one of our other communities. We will try and give you a update on the challenges and progress we are making. Thanks for your understanding and continued financial support that has made this final construction phase possible.
Please note what is happening from this Monday:
- Monday 8 August – Installation of Temporary Fence. Time to be advised.
- Tuesday 9 August – Delivery of Skip Bin (12 cubic meters). No Site Works.
- Wednesday 10 August – Demolition works commence. Delivery of Steel Columns.
- Thursday – Friday 11-12 August – Finish setting of steel columns and pour concrete into pier holes.
Fr Tyrone Deere’s Golden Jubilee of Priesthood
Our Parish community has been blessed by the ministry and witness of many retired priests who have called the Sunshine Coast home during their retirement. On this Tuesday, 9 August , Fr Tyrone Deere will celebrate his Golden anniversary of ordination to the priesthood. Fr Tyrone Deere will be 50 years a priest on 9 August, 2022. He was ordained at St Patrick’s Cathedral Toowoomba for the Diocese of Cairns, with 3 other Toowoomba priests, on 9 August, 1972. After ministering in several parishes in the Cairns Diocese in 2009, Fr Tyrone retired and moved to Caloundra.
Fr Tyrone regularly celebrates Mass at Landsborough on Friday mornings and is always willing to help out when needed. He will celebrate his 50-year anniversary in Brisbane during the Convocation of Clergy on 16 August, and later in Toowoomba and Cairns during the Priests retreat in September. We wish Tyrone a blessed Golden Jubilee and thank him for his ministry both in the last 50 years and now.
The Plenary Council Outcomes
A Plenary Council is the most significant and highest gathering of a local church within a country. The Australian Plenary Council begun in 2018 and concluded in July 2022. The purpose of the Plenary Council has been to discuss the future of the Church in Australia through discernment by prayer and dialogue. What came out of it? During the process, representative Catholics from across Australia voted on and passed 18 proposals. Four particular proposals of significance are:
Care for Creation:
Committing all Catholic churches and organisations to adopt seven major goals for responding to the climate crisis.
Dignity of Women:
Make changes to policies and practices around the involvement of women, including ensuring women are appropriately represented in decision-making and equally remunerated in employment.
Formation for mission:
Ensure leaders have a strong foundation in their faith so that decision-making in mission and ministry comes from a place of faith in God by creating a culture of personal and communal prayer and engagement in the sacramental life of the Church.
For the Catholic Church in Australia to formally apologise to First Nations Peoples and actively work towards reconciliation.
What does it mean for me and where to from here? The Vatican will consider and sign off the proposed outcomes by early 2023. This sign off will allow us to move into the implementation phase and convene Synods and Summits which plot a road map of actions. This will also ensure accountability to the Archdiocese of Brisbane to enact the change required to deliver on the proposals signed off by the Vatican. In the meantime, our Archdiocese will continue to lead the way in a number of the areas identified and begin determining how to embed Plenary Council proposals into our organisation on all levels from Catholic schools and parishes to religious institutes and Catholic organisations.
Find out more by reading all the proposals by visiting the Plenary Council website.
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/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.
Ignite Conference Fundraiser – Kingdom Youth Trivia Night – Saturday 27 August 6.00pm
A reminder to contact the parish office to register your interest for our TRIVIA NIGHT on Saturday 27 August from 6pm in the Unity College Auditorium! Please note this is an 18+ event for ALL parishioners – it is not limited to youth and young adults. The young people who will be attending Ignite Conference will be running the show! So please get a table together and come along for a fun night! Awesome prizes to be won!!! If you are in the position to donate a raffle prize, please let us know. Thank you for the ongoing support!
Youth group is back this coming Friday 12 August and we are talking all about TRUTH! Join us for dinner, hangs, praise and worship, new friends, and so much more.
6pm – 8:30pm at Unity College. All Year 7 – 12 students are welcome!
Unity College students reaching out to those in need – Do you need assistance?
There is a group of Unity students who will be engaging in community work within the parish. If you need help with any kind of labour, such as gardening, they would love to assist some parishioners in need. You must live locally within the Caloundra and Bell Vista areas. Please let the parish office or Felicity know if you are interested. We will only be able to assist a limited amount of people each week, so please let us know as soon as possible. This project will be starting in a couple of weeks. We will contact you with more information if the group is able to assist you.
Rosies – Friends on the Street is seeking food collection volunteers for a maximum of 3 hours, once a month, on our Tuesday and Friday afternoon runs. Our food volunteers pick up foods from different outlets to ensure our street outreach teams can share friendship with our patrons over a cuppa and a bite to eat. For further information, please contact the Coordinator, Carolyn, on 0488 760 123.
The next Ladies Lunch will be on Friday 19 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!
Watch Mass live
To watch mass live go to the Caloundra Catholic Parish Facebook page.
We would like to wish Fr Valentine Ejikeme Ntamaka many happy returns for his Birthday this Saturday 6 August.
As a Parish family we would like to congratulate Mitchell Scroeder & Megan Schick who will be married at OLR Church this weekend.
As a parish family we welcome Londyn Dennis & Arlo Murphy who will be baptised in Caloundra this weekend.
We pray for Romalda Natoli who died last week and her funeral will be at OLR on Friday of this week. May her soul, and all the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners Rest in Peace.