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Parish Events/Latest Parish News Aug 19, 2022

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2022 Annual Catholic Campaign

This weekend, our parish is delighted to support the Annual Catholic Campaign. This is the one time a year that all of the parishes in the Archdiocese come together to help vital works of our church and the local community.  Funds raised will support ministries that directly impact this parish including, training future priests, caring for our elderly and retired priests, helping local families in dire access a Catholic education; and caring for those suffering physically and emotionally in our community.   The 2022 “Be the face of Christ for others” campaign will be accepting cash donations in envelopes available at all masses or you can simply go straight to our parish’s secure online donation portal.

Thank you for your generous support in adhering to the call to be the face, hands and heart of Christ in our communities.  Donate now.


Trivia Night – Only one week to go!

Have you got your ticket? It’s not too late to buy tickets to our parish Trivia Night on Saturday 27 August at 6.00pm at Unity College! Tickets are $10pp and you can have up to eight at a table. BYO food for your table and drinks will be available for purchase. Please contact the parish office to book your tickets ASAP – you can pay over the phone or via BPOINT on our website. Great Live music on the night and raffle prizes to be won!


Golden Jubilee Photographs

For our 50th anniversary, we are asking all parishioners to send us a photo of any hidden treasures, interesting artefacts or historical photographs that you might have in your own collection from the past 50 years of Our Lady of the Rosary parish and surrounding Catholic communities.

Please email photos to  [email protected]  or bring in your photos to the parish office and Eileen and Vicki will scan them for our Jubilee celebrations.

Also, we are still seeking donations of prizes for our Gala night. If you have any business vouchers, movie tickets and/or bottles of wine to donate please bring them to the Parish office. Your donations to support our community are appreciated!  We have some wonderful sponsors who are supporting us.


Accessible ramp disruption at OLR

The concrete is schedule to be poured this Wednesday 24 August 9.00am – 4.00pm. Not long now and the ramp will be back in action. Sorry for any inconvenience.

 It will be a noisy day but won’t it look great when it’s complete!



Parish Finance & Parish Evangelisation Council meeting

Just a reminder that the next Parish Finance & Pastoral Committee meeting is Tuesday 23 August at 3.00pm and 5.00pm in the Staff room.



Are you seeking some spiritual direction or spiritual accompaniment?

 Visit our website to explore the value of spiritual direction and contact our  list of directors  for support.



Volunteers needed

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 Co-ordinator, Carolyn, on 0488 760 123.



Grief Support

If you are experiencing grief through the loss of a loved one, a broken relationship or a major life change of any kind, and you feel that the Grief Support team can be of assistance to you or a family member, please contact the parish office with your details so a support person can contact you.  All contact is treated with utmost confidentiality.



Golden Weddings Mass

The Archdiocese of Brisbane celebrates a special mass annually for couples who have been married for 50 years or more.

In front of family and friends, the couples will renew their wedding vows at Cathedral of St Stephen as part of mass with Archbishop Mark Coleridge.

Those celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary are invited to attend the Annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass on Saturday 24 September at 11:30am. The Cathedral car park will be available.

Please RSVP by Wednesday 21 September by  email [email protected]  or telephone 07 3324 3030.


Support your child’s wellbeing and learning with parent experts

Don’t miss 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.

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.  Learn more about how to develop  your child’s confidence, motivation and a positive attitude towards learning.





Mary’s Mantle Consecration

It’s not too late to register for a free Retreat for Spiritual Renewal!

Registrations are still open for our Mary’s Mantle consecration starting this Tuesday 23 August and ending on our Parish feast day – the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary – on 7 October.

Journey with Our Lady over a 46 day retreat praying the rosary and being guided by 5 minutes of contemplating the virtues of Mary and the gifts of the Holy Spirit, all in your own home!

Miracles and graces have been reported by many who participate in this retreat which culminates  with a personal and total Consecration to our Blessed Mother.

For more information contact Josephine on 0424 560 297 or email [email protected]

 Register now 



Watch Mass live

To watch mass live go to the Caloundra Catholic Parish Facebook  page.



In Transition

As a parish family we welcome Alfred Rule, Penelope Rule, Evelyn Jacobs, Amelie Somerville, Caitlyn Brown & Rosa Zilic who will be baptised in our Parish this weekend.

We pray for all who have died in our parish. May their souls and all the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners.

Rest in Peace.


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