Support your child’s wellbeing and learning with parent experts
Parents are the first and most important educators of their children. Research shows that when families and schools work together, a child’s self-esteem increases and children are more likely to build good relationships and do better at school. All Parents with children from Prep-Year 12, including Catholic school principals and teachers, are invited to an upcoming FREE event on the Sunshine Coast to learn more about how families and schools can work together to develop children’s confidence, motivation and positive attitude towards learning.
Don’t miss out on this FREE opportunity to explore a range of parenting topics around wellbeing and learning and hear expert advice about best practice in parent engagement from guest speakers:
Andrew Fuller, renowned psychologist and Carmel Nash, Executive Director of Catholic School parents QLD.
Kingdom Youth – Rollerdrome Night
Next Friday,19 August, we are having a fun social night out at the Rollerdrome! All students in Years 7–12 are welcome. There is a cost of $20 which is payable at the door on the night – cash preferred. This includes entry, skate hire, two pieces of pizza, and a slushie!! Bring your friends! For more info please contact Felicity.
Kingdom Youth – Trivia Night
Our next big fundraiser is coming up on Saturday 27 August from 6pm at Unity College! Tickets are $10pp and you can have up to eight at a table. Please contact the parish office to book your tickets ASAP – you can pay over the phone or via BPOINT on our website. Great raffle prizes to be won, our worship band will be playing some songs, watch our youth leaders in action, come meet the students you are helping send to Ignite Conference. BYO food for your table and drinks will be available for purchase. We hope you can make it!!
Our priests will be in Brisbane for the annual Clergy Convocation. Please note the cancellation of some weekday masses in our parish diary this week.
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.
Golden Jubilee Gala
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.
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.
2022 Annual Catholic Campaign
Friends, once a year, the Archdiocese asks us to generously donate to the Annual Catholic Campaign. The campaign supports vital ministries around South East Queensland, including supporting elderly priests to have the support they need to retire with dignity, or children living with hardship to ensure they have equitable access to a Catholic education. The 2022 “Be the face of Christ for others” campaign will be accepting cash donations in envelopes available at all masses (please return them to masses on the 21 August), or you can simply go straight to our parish’s secure online donation portal. Thank you, in advance for your generous support – your gift is precious, and we truly appreciate all you do to grow our ministries through the Annual Catholic Campaign. We are called to be the face, hands and heart of Christ in our communities. Every day, God showers us with blessings so that we will have gifts to share.
The Assumption of Our Lady – Monday 15 August
Tomorrow, the Church celebrates the Feast Day of the Assumption of Our Lady when Jesus’ mother was “taken up body and soul into heavenly glory” when her “earthly life was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory, and exalted by the Lord as queen over all things” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 966).
It’s an amazing fact to consider that she retains her body and soul, united as one in Heaven, in anticipation of that glorious day when the new Heavens and Earth will be created and when all the faithful will rise so as to live in a new bodily form forever with God. Although defined as an article of faith, Pope Pius XII raised this teaching of our faith just over half a century ago to a level of a dogma, (meaning, it must be held and believed by all) in 1950, when He issued Munificentissimus Deus. This means that the Church officially recognized this belief as a true and necessary part of our Catholic beliefs. Like all beliefs about Mary, they illuminate our most treasured beliefs about her Son. The Assumption illustrates to us the truth about Christ’s promise of eternal life and the resurrection of the faithful. In Mary’s assumption, we stand on the promise of eternal life to all the faithful. It is precisely this hope that illustrates Jesus’ promise of eternal life to all who believe and put their trust in him.
Father in heaven, all creation rightly gives you praise, for all life and all holiness come from you. In the plan of your wisdom she who bore the Christ in her womb was raised body and soul in glory to be with him in heaven. May we follow her example in reflecting your holiness and join in her hymn of endless love and praise. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Mary’s Mantle Consecration
Parishioners are invited to participate in a free Retreat for Spiritual Renewal!
Registrations are open for our next Mary’s Mantle retreat starting 23 August and ending on our Parish feast day – the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary – on 7 October. Journey with Our Lady of Victory in this 46 day retreat with 5 minutes or so of daily spiritual reading (contemplating the virtues of Mary and the gifts of the Holy Spirit) praying the Rosary and one day of fasting in your own home! Receive extraordinary graces by joining in communal prayer for one another; for the intention of love, family & unity; and for your private intentions. Watch free inspiring video talks that are part of the retreat, emailed to you directly. On the last day, the retreat culminate with a personal and total Consecration to our Blessed Mother.
Miracles and graces have been reported by many who participate in this retreat.
Don’t miss this opportunity to receive extraordinary graces in your life and for your loved ones. Register now and receive prayers through Our Lady.
For more information contact Josephine on 0424 560 297 or email [email protected]
Pope’s August prayer intention
Pope Francis has released his monthly prayer intention in a video prepared by the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network urging special prayers for small and medium-sized businesses “in the midst of economic and social crisis, they find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities.”
In the message, he recognizes the “courage, effort and sacrifice” of small and medium-sized entrepreneurs, and acknowledges that they are among the most affected by “the grave socio-economic crisis,” brought to new heights by wars and the devastating Covid-19 pandemic. According to statistics for 2021 from the World Bank, one in four companies lost half of their volume of sales because of the global pandemic.
Below is a translation of the Pope’s video message:
As a consequence of the pandemic and the wars, the world is facing a grave socio-economic crisis. We still don’t realize it!
And among those most affected are small and medium-sized businesses.
Stores, workshops, cleaning businesses, transportation businesses, and so many others.
The ones that don’t appear on the world’s richest and most powerful lists, and despite the difficulties, they create jobs, fulfilling their social responsibility.
The ones that invest in the common good instead of hiding their money in tax havens.
They all dedicate an immense creative capacity to changing things from the bottom up, from where the best creativity always comes from.
With courage, with effort, with sacrifice, they invest in life, creating wellbeing, opportunities, and work.
Let us pray for small and medium-sized businesses, hard hit by the economic and social crisis, so they may find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities.
Accessible ramp disruption at OLR
For the next two weeks we’ve got some serious earth works taking place between the church building and Parish Centre. We had hoped to be able to maintain mobility access to the ramp – at least on the weekends – during this time, but as the works have now commenced, it has become clear that the ramp will not be usable until the new concrete slab is laid on 24 August. We are acutely aware that this may inhibit some parishioners from being able to attend Masses. If you are impacted by this temporary disruption, please do not hesitate to contact the parish office so that we can discuss a solution for your spiritual needs during this two-week period.
Watch Mass live
To watch mass live go to the Caloundra Catholic Parish Facebook page.
As a parish family we welcome Hector Mortaud, Isla McGregor, Asher Flanagan, Lucy Johnston, Finn, Murphy & Callum Johnston, Freya Devitt-Hill & Chandler Beattie who will be baptised in Caloundra this weekend.
We pray for Romalda Natoli, Patrick Lynch, John Dunn, Valma O’Neill, El Taylor & Kathy McGowan who died last week and their funerals are at OLR & Maleny. May their souls and all the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners.
Rest in Peace.