Ten teenagers will receive the Sacraments of Initiation
We are overjoyed to be journeying with ten teenagers through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Teenagers (RCIT) Program. On Sunday 20 November, the Feast of Christ the King, at the 5pm Mass inside the Unity Chapel, we will welcome these teens into the Catholic Church and celebrate the wonderful journey that is just the beginning for them. All parishioners are welcome to attend and show their support.
Most of these teens have been involved heavily with our youth group, Kingdom Youth, throughout the year. Their desire to receive the sacraments and their yearning to continue to explore the faith is a result of the time, effort, and prayers from many of our loving parishioners (that’s you!) who have contributed to this ministry. On a personal level, I am extremely grateful for the love and care we have received, whether that be kind and encouraging words, meals donated by our beautiful Women’s Prayer Group, the sacrifice of time by our passionate young adults each Friday night, or the many donations gifted to resource the running of each youth group, particularly the opportunity to send a large group to the recent Ignite Conference in Brisbane.
There is so much more to our mission than just those working at the coalface, and it could not be done without the generosity of parishioners and their willingness to give. Every time we receive a donation, it allows us to strategically allocate resources to various ministries in order to reach out to people and invite them into a deeper relationship with Jesus; youth and young adults is one of these ministries, and we are seeing the fruit of your giving today! Many of our young adults who have been through the sacraments in the recent years, are also giving of their time to support these teens going through the RCIT process. This is an inspiring time in the life of our parish as your contributions come full circle!
Giving is mission, and your donations allow us to go above and beyond to share the Good News. So, from the bottom of our hearts – those on the front lines of Youth & Young Adult ministry – thank you!! Please continue to pray for this ministry, particularly for the ten teenagers preparing for initiation. Be assured, you are also in our prayers.
Felicity Jones, Youth Ministry
First Saturday Devotion – over 5 consecutive weeks
The next Ladies Lunch will be Friday 18 November at 12.00pm at Caloundra Power Boat Club. This will be our last lunch for the year. All ladies are welcome. If you would like to attend please contact Deborah to confirm numbers with the venue by Monday 14 November on 0410 531 901.
Catholic Mission Thank you
We would like to Thank you for your generosity to the recent Catholic Mission Appeal, whether it be through a one-off gift or your commitment as a monthly Mission Partner. Your generosity and prayers are supporting life-changing mission programs like the Deberety Goat Rearing Centre in Emdibir, Ethiopia, where the Church and community are working together to help support those in most need, like Neela* and her family, by addressing critical issues such as malnutrition. If you missed your opportunity to learn about this vital mission program, or wish to lend your support once again, please visit Catholic Mission and donate now.
*Name altered to protect identity
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 & wellbeing of children & adults at risk. In an emergency, please call Police on 000 or make a report on STOPline online, by email or phone 1300 304 550.
Going Deeper podcast
There’s so much to know about the Catholic faith that it’s easy to get caught up in catechising ourselves while we forget about what it means to implement the faith in our daily lives. If you’re interested in learning more, or just getting some perspective on faith, tune in to the weekly episodes!
Listen to last week’s Going Deeper Podcast on Is Paul Really that Difficult to Understand?
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]
As a Parish family we pray for James McGregor whose memorial service will be at OLR this Wednesday.
May his soul and all the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners Rest in Peace.
Watch Mass live
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