Gala Night – 12 November – sold out!
8 weeks and count down! What are you wearing? Have you thought about your outfit? The dress code is Semi formal.
If you can donate bottles of beer/wine or spirits 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. Please bring your
donations to the Parish office. Please check out our current sponsors
OLR school fun run
On Wednesday afternoon, Fr Ejikeme joined in the fun of the P & F Colour Explosion OLR school fun run. The P & F is raising valuable funds to enable the school to continually make improvements such as soft fall paths to the playground. The colour suits you Fr Ejikeme!!
Kingdom 30+ Group
We would like to invite you to the first Kingdom 30+ event for people over 30 from all walks of life – parents, married, single. We hope for this to be the next stepping stone for people after the Young Adults group, where we can enjoy time together socially and create fellowship amongst this age group, once or twice a term.
Our first meet up will be at the Baringa Tavern on Friday 7 October at 6.30pm for dinner and drinks (there is no youth group at Unity College this week for those of you who have children who attend). Please RSVP to Laura McHugh on 0423 654927 or [email protected] by Monday 3rd October.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Season of Creation
1 September – 4 October
The Burning Bush “I have heard their cry…I know their sufferings…Come, now! I will send you…I will be with you” (Ex 3:1-12)
“A sense of deep communion with the rest of nature cannot be real if our hearts lack tenderness, compassion and concern for our
fellow human beings.” Pope Francis. Laudato Si’ – ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME #91
Young Men’s group
Friends, the Parish has recently formed a young men’s group. We have created a space in which men between 18-35 can enrich their social life by meeting like-minded men. It is also a chance for our young men to walk and grow together in their faith. The activities and programs of the group are limited by the imagination of its members: some will be purely social,
others a time for reflection or retreating. To the young men reading this: I encourage you to join! Tell us what we can do to enrich your life and faith! To parents and grandparents: encourage your young men join! Parents, if you wish, put us in
contact with your sons in year 12 and we will get in contact with them once they have graduated.
The Young Men’s Group (18-35s) will be gathering at Mets on Kings at 6.00pm on the 29 of September. If you are a young man or know a young man who is looking to connect with like-minded men for social or faith events, please email me directly at [email protected]au Regards, Fr. Francis
Requiem Mass for Queen Elizabeth II
2023 Break Open the Word, Ordos & Daily Mass Books
Orders and payment for these liturgical Resources are now ready and must be ordered in to the Parish Office by Wednesday 5 October 2022.
‘Break Open the Word’ ($20) contains Sunday readings. All readers are encouraged to purchase this book which is vital for your ministry preparation.
The ‘Ordo’ ($15) is used for liturgy planning and contains references to the readings for each day of the year, and other information.
The ‘Daily Mass Book’ ($20) contains the mass texts for Sunday and weekday mass, including references for the readings.
You can put money in an envelope with your name/phone number and order in the basket at Mass or come into the parish office. Payment must be made before we can order.
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.
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.
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)
The parish is in need of volunteers to take communion to the sick and elderly. We will provide you with the necessary training and knowledge to perform your ministry with excellence. I am confident of your generosity towards those who cannot join us in our gatherings and in worship. If you are able to give of your time and presence, please contact the parish office on 5430 9390 or email [email protected]
Golden Weddings Mass
Time is running out to RSVP to the Golden Wedding Anniversary mass if you are you celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary in 2022. Renew your wedding vows in front of family and friends, at the Cathedral of St Stephen on Saturday 24 September at 11:30am as part of mass with Archbishop Mark Coleridge.
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 Parker & Poppy McNuff & Harper Cecil-Morrisson who will be baptised at OLR this weekend .
We pray for Stesania Tanczyszyan & Alana Bonavia who died last week. May their soul and all the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners. Rest in Peace.