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Parish Events/Latest Parish News Sep 23, 2022

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Warm Welcome

To everyone joining us today! Whether you are traveling from across the street, up the Bruce Highway or roving around the country, thank you for choosing to be part of our celebration today.  Keep safe on the roads and enjoy the holidays.

 

Jubilee Mass Ministry Practice

On Saturday 1st October at 10.30am, Fathers Josh, Ejikeme and Francis will be facilitating a run-through practice for those involved in a ministry at the Jubilee Mass.
This practice will include parishioners involved in the Rosary Procession, Banner Bearers, Acknowledgement of Country, Mass Announcer, Readers, Intercessions, Gospel Acclamation, Collection, Procession of Gifts, Sacristans and Altar Servers, and anyone else who is involved (music ministry personnel exempt). This run-through is anticipated to take no more than one hour. Thank you for your ministry.

 

Request for help for Jubilee Mass

Friends, as we enter the final stages of preparing for the Jubilee Mass next Sunday, your help is requested with setting up seating for the Mass. We will need assistance with wiping down chairs and arranging them in the OLR School Basketball Court. This setting up is to happen on Thursday 29 September at 11.00am. Many hands make light work!

 

Jubilee Picnic Games!

We invite you to bring your favourite picnic/lawn/beach games with you on the day. If you have Pétanque, Coyotes and Bocce we would be especially delighted for you to bring them!

Gala Night – 7 weeks count down!

A big thank you to everyone who has donated beer, wine or spirits. Also thank you to the businesses  and individuals who have generously donated towards our prizes. We really appreciate everyone’s support.  If anyone would still like to donate, please bring your donations to the Parish office. Please check out our current sponsors. It will be a wonderful night to remember!

 

Grief Support

The next bi-monthly Grief Support Mass for all parishioners will be held at OLR on Friday 21st October at 9am followed by morning tea. Major life changes or events may cause severe   emotional distress. If the Grief Support team can be of confidential assistance, please contact the parish office or email Kath on [email protected]

 

Young Men’s group

The parish has recently started a young men’s group for like-minded individuals aged 18-35 years to gather for social or faith events. If you are interested in joining, or wish to come and see, the group will be meeting up at Mets on Kings at 6.00pm on 29 September. for more information, please email Fr Francis at [email protected]

 

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 Laura McHugh by Monday 3 October by email [email protected] or phone 0423 654 927.

 

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. If you are able to give of your time and presence, please contact the parish office on 5430 9390 or email [email protected]

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.

 

Altar Server Training

The parish will hold altar server training for children at OLR church on 13 October from 3.30-5.00pm, with food and drink to start. For catering purposes, please RSVP  the parish office on 5430 9390 or email [email protected]. For members of the Unity College Mass community, training will be held at 3.30pm before Mass on Sunday 16 October.

 

Season of Creation

                 

There are also the poorest among us who are crying out.  Exposed to the climate crisis, the poor feel even more gravely the impact of the drought, flooding, hurricanes and heat waves that are becoming ever more intense and frequent.  Likewise, our brothers and sisters of the native peoples are crying out.  As a result of predatory economic interests, their ancestral lands are being invaded and devastated on all sides, “provoking a cry that rises up to heaven” (Querida Amazonia, 9)                                                              

The Season of Creation is a time set aside each year to focus on God’s gift of creation and our responsibility to care for it, our common home.  There are many resources available to support you in your efforts to celebrate this season until the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi on 4 October. Watch the Cry of the Earth Video, read messages of His Holiness Pope Francis, listen to the 2022 official Care of Creation song and find more resources at the Season of Creation website. 

 

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.

 

In Transition

As a parish family we welcome Maya Oliveira, Thomas Carrothers and Keziah Libin who will be baptised at OLR this weekend.

We pray for Stefania Panczyszyn whose funeral was held at Gregson & Weight Chapel last Friday, and Ilana Bonavia, whose funeral will be held at OLR this Tuesday. May their souls and all the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners rest in peace.

 

Watch Mass live

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

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