A Special Welcome
To everyone joining us today, past and present parishioners! 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 50th anniversary thanksgiving Jubilee Mass celebration today. God Bless each and every one of you, now and always.
Ignite Conference 2022
We were very blessed to send a group of 40 youth and young adults to the 2022 Ignite Conference at St Laurence’s College, Brisbane last weekend.
It was an incredible and transformative experience for many of those who attended. We explored faith through workshops aimed at different age groups; we gathered in small groups to meet new and like-minded people; we experienced Adoration (some for the very first time); we prayed powerfully in-prayer teams; celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation; and we praised openly in the explosive rallies alongside the worship band and 1200 other young people.
Personally, it was the greatest joy for me to witness our group’s growth over the four days. The way they embraced their faith so openly, arms out in praise ready to receive the Lord, is the fruit which seeds of our youth ministry has planted, watered by the love and constant support we receive from you, our parish community. Please continue to pray for us as we come down off this mountain top experience and back into the valley of school and parish life. May their experiences bring life in new ways to our community! I am so excited to see what happens next.
We look forward to Ignite Conference 2023! Stay tuned!
Felicity, Parish Youth Minister
A few short testimonies:
Ignite strengthened my relationship with God, reminding me of his presence and strength in my life. Emmanuel Worships’ music and making new friends were my highlights. Issy Payne, Year 10 (pictured left above)
Ignite was such a good experience for me. It taught me a lot on how to live with the Holy Spirit in my life. I really enjoyed the music and worship parts of each day and I look forward to it next year. Jacob Gomez, Year 10 (pictured centre above)
Ignite 2022 was my first conference experience, and was seriously life-changing! I went in with a heavy heart, full of uncertainty and hurt, but I can truly say the experience I had with Ignite was so healing. I can’t wait for Ignite 2023! Elijah Gonzalez, Young Adult.
Public Rosary in the Park
Please join us – all are welcome – for a public rosary on Saturday 15 October at 10.00am to give public honour to our Blessed Lady, for the glory of her Son Jesus. The public Rosary will take place at Buderim Village Park (5 Church Street, Buderim). Any enquiries, please contact Laura Evans on 0448221654.
Gala Night – 6 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!
The next bi-monthly Grief Support Mass for all parishioners will be held at OLR on Friday 21 October at 9.00am 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 attend our next event, 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). Please RSVP Laura McHugh by Monday 3 October by email [email protected] or phone 0423 654 927. We look forward to seeing you there!
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 (Final week of prayer & reflection)
“I have heard their cry…I know their sufferings…Come, now! I will send you…I will be with you” (Ex 3:1-12)
“Everything is related, and we human beings are united as brothers and sisters on a wonderful pilgrimage, woven together by the love God has for each creature…. we are agreed today that the Earth is essentially a shared inheritance, whose fruits are meant to benefit everyone.” Pope Francis Laudato Si’- ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME #92, #93.
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, this Tuesday 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.
As a parish family we welcome Ollie Inzitari, Alfie Avolie & Malia Tong who will be baptised at OLR this weekend.
We pray for Ilana Bonavia, whose funeral was held at OLR last Tuesday, and Ailsa White, who died last week and whose funeral will be at OLR this Thursday.
May their souls and all the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners rest in peace.
Last Chance to Order the 2023 Liturgical resources
Orders and payment must be ordered in to the Parish Office by Wednesday 5 October 2022. Payment must be made before ordering.
‘Break Open the Word’ ($20) All readers are encouraged to purchase this book which is vital for your ministry of Sunday readings.
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.
Watch Mass live
To watch mass live go to the Caloundra Catholic Parish Facebook page.
“Calling all Men to rediscover God’s presence and purpose in your life!!” A Parish mission for men By menALIVE is being hosted by the Corinda/Graceville Parish on the weekend of 15 and 16 October. If you are interested in coming along or finding out more about this mission, please register here.
For more information, contact Colin Ahern on 0401 324 469 or email [email protected]