Golden Jubilee Mass
One of the opportunities that our Golden Jubilee year offers is the chance to gather together and celebrate the gifts and graces we’ve received from God over the past 50 years.
This will happen in a special way on Sunday 2 October in Caloundra with Archbishop Mark Coleridge joining us for Mass.
The morning will commence at 8.15am outside OLR church with bagpipes, followed by a blessing of the renovated Parish Centre and associated gathering area at 8.30am. We will then form a Rosary procession from OLR church to OLR Primary School undercover area (Alfred St) where Mass will commence at 9.30am.
People are welcome to take a seat before 9.30am if mobility is an issue for the Rosary procession. There will be a parish picnic – BYO food – on the grass oval following Mass. More information in next week’s newsletter. We look forward to welcoming you.
Golden Jubilee Photographs
Only 4 weeks to go before our Jubilee Mass and we are still seeking historical photographs for our celebrations. We would love your support. 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.
No Mass at Maleny
Every now and then, our priests are unable to fill the Mass roster. Our Apologies. This coming week, on Monday and Tuesday, Fathers Josh, Ejikeme and Francis will gather at Holy Spirit Seminary for an under-ten-year-ordained gathering. There will be no Mass at Maleny on Tuesday 6 September. Please pray for our priests as they prayer for you. Pax vobiscum.
Ministry to the sick
‘Truly I tell you, Jesus said, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” (Matt. 25:40)
We are calling parishioners who can assist and serve in ministry, Communion to the sick, in our nursing homes and hospitals. If you would like to serve in any way, please put your contact details on the forms in the church or email the Parish office [email protected]
You will need to register as a volunteer before you can commence ministry duties.
Season of Creation
The Season of Creation begins this Sunday 1 September, on the World Day of Prayer for Care of Creation, and runs through until the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi on 4 October. It is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment, and set aside a time to focus on God’s gift of creation and our responsibility to care for it, our common home.
The sweet song of creation invites us to practise an “ecological spirituality” (Laudato Si’, 216), attentive to God’s presence in the natural world. It is a summons to base our spirituality on the “loving awareness that we are not disconnected from the rest of creatures, but joined in a splendid universal communion” (ibid., 220).
During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home. As the urgent need to solve the environmental crisis continues to grow, Christian churches have been called to strengthen their united response. The Season of Creation ecumenical steering committee came together to provide resources to empower Christians to respond to our faith, each in the way of his or her own denomination, during this shared season of reflection and action. The World Council of Churches was instrumental in making this special time a season. Free resources, including a message from Pope Francis, prayers and reflections are available at www.seasosnofcreation.org
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.
National Child Protection Week
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. Special priority is given to the safety and wellbeing of children, and adults at risk. In an emergency, please contact 000 or information can be provided to STOPline anonymously. Phone: 1300 304 550 Email: [email protected] or Make a Report to Stopline
For more information visit Safeguarding in the Archdiocese
Catholic Leader highlights
In the Catholic Leader for September you will find:
- New priests for Queensland.
- Archbishop’s message; self-sacrificing love at heart of all we teach.
- Full coverage of the Plenary Council Assembly.
- Finding pathway back to University after blindness attacks.
- 21 pages celebrating Catholic Education Week.
- Pope Francis’ prayer intention.
- What Mary MacKillop’s legacy looks like.
- Keeping our eyes on Jesus.
- God creates in eternal love.
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.
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 Hayden Morey who will be baptised in our Parish at OLR this weekend.
May the souls and all the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners.
Rest in Peace.