OLR Parish Summit 2022
Friends, over the last few weeks you may have heard Fr Josh preaching about the process which we, as a parish, are entering into: the creation of a 5-year strategic plan. While much of the work will be carried out by small groups of parishioners, the most important aspect of the process is a Parish Summit Event. This event will take place on Saturday 5 November at Unity College auditorium (times to be announced). It provides an opportunity for the entire parish community to come together in order to share and dream about what our parish will look like in the future.
The summit allows a space where people can not only have their say, but also be listened to and take part in the process of creating a something exciting which will inform our efforts to become a parish where all –especially those who are missing from the pews – feel welcome and belong.
Golden Jubilee Mass
We are celebrating our Golden Jubilee with a special Mass on Sunday 2 October. Archbishop Mark will be celebrating with us as together, we gather at the OLR Primary School covered court area on Alfred St, just behind the school. This is a celebration for all eight of our worshiping communities. The morning will start with Archbishop Mark blessing the renovations and developments at the Parish Centre and the new covered area, followed by a Rosary Procession from the church to the covered court area. Parishioners are encourage to join this
procession but with the challenge of walking that distance, are also welcome to gather at the courts where we will complete the final decade of the Rosary. The Mass will conclude with a Parish Picnic on the school grass oval. We look forward to sharing more information about this important celebration in the coming weeks.
Golden Jubilee Gala night
Not long now – 11 weeks to go. We are still seeking donations of prizes for our Gala night. We would love your support. If you are a business and want to come on board and donate towards our prizes you will be promoted on the night and on our Gala webpage leading up to the event. We already have some wonderful sponsors who are supporting us.
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.
Annual Catholic Campaign 2022
On behalf of those who benefit, thank you for your generosity in giving to the Annual Catholic Campaign. As they were last week, envelopes will once again be available on your seats this weekend. Please use this link to make a donation online. It’s not too late to Donate! Both Fathers Josh and Francis are grateful beneficiaries of your generosity in the past with Holy Spirit Seminary being one of the four worthy recipients – so from us to you, we say “Thank You”.
First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Please join us on 3 September at 8.00am at Our Lady of the Rosary Church Caloundra to:
1. Recite the Rosary
2. Make a Sacramental Confession
3. Receive Holy Communion
4. Keep company and meditate on the mysteries of Rosary with the intention of making reparation to the Immaculate heart of Mary.
Baptism Preparation Evening for Infants
Those parents with new born 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 1st September, 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]
Our new ramp
How good does it look! There will be a few weeks before the next stage can start, but for now you can use the ramp and walk on the concrete.
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.
Watch Mass live
To watch mass live go to the Caloundra Catholic Parish Facebook page.
As a parish family we welcome Cooper & Billie Fyfe, Ava & Xavier Reynolds, Nixon & Romi Irving and Louis Luck who will be baptised in our Parish at OLR & Maleny this weekend.
We pray for Kaylene Carberry who died this week and her funeral will be at OLR next Thursday. May her soul and all the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners.
Rest in Peace.