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Parish Events / News Nov 25, 2022

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Volunteers Needed

We are looking for assistant volunteers to help with pastoral care in the office.  If you are able to assist

in helping coordinate visits to the sick and organising communion ministers to nursing homes,

please email the parish office with your interest to [email protected]


Parish NET Fundraiser

Erin Osbourne and Emily Noyes from this Parish have both been accepted to join the National Evangelisation Team (NET) for 2023. This is a great honour for the parish. Last year Verity Lebeter was accepted and has had a wonderful year supporting and bringing young people in schools to Faith in the Wollongong Diocese.

On Sunday 11 December, the Woman’s Friendship and Prayer / Craft / and Card Groups will be  holding a Cake, Plant, and Bric ‘N Brac stall after the 9:30am mass at OLR, as well as a sausage sizzle and Christmas raffle to support the young ladies.


Sacrament of Initiation – Congratulations

Last weekend, we welcomed ten students into the family as they celebrated their Sacraments of Initiation – Holly Rees, Sienna Macfarlane, Amilia Greene, Emmeline Ford, Emma Nulty, Makenzie O’Brien, Lincoln Nicholson, Aidan Kirby, Charlie Thorne, and Levi Hoppe.

It was a great privilege to journey with them throughout the program; to meet them wherever they were at and to guide them a little closer into a personal relationship with Jesus. A very special congratulations to Holly and Sienna who celebrated the wonderful occasion of their baptism.

We look forward to continuing to support them in their faith lives into next year and beyond. Please continue to pray for them as they continue on this journey and thank you so much for all the support we have received as a ministry thus far.


Golden Jubilee Wines are still available!

Need a Christmas gift for a loved one? Come to the Parish Office to buy one bottle of wine or a box of 3 (mixed bottles): $20 per bottle

 Fr John Dobson Edition – Merlot

Fr John Egan Edition – Shiraz

Fr Kevin Smith – Semillon Sauvignon Blanc   




Baptism Preparation Evening

Those parents with new born babies wishing for them to be baptised are reminded of the preparation meeting which takes place at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Caloundra, this Thursday  1 December, beginning at 7:00pm.  At this short preparation meeting we outline some of the symbols used at the ceremony, answer any questions and confirm dates. To book in for the preparation evening please contact the Parish Office on 5430 9390 or email [email protected]


Explore your hidden talent

Jude’s Art Class every Wednesday 10am-12noon in the Parish Centre Call Jude on 0421 777 508


Vinnies Christmas Appeal

For OLR, OLGC & MALENY will be the 17/18th December. It’s that time of year again to support families less fortunate than ourselves!



Bible Study 2023

We are planning to study the book of Acts in the New Year. We have two groups at present, which meet on Tuesday evenings or Wednesday mornings.  If anyone would like to join, you would be most welcome.  We are not into academic theology, more a practical application approach. Please RSVP to Caroline as books will need to be ordered. They will cost around $10 each. Please call Caroline Kettle on 0435 828 092 if you are interested or have any questions.



Ministry to the sick

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 (07) 5430 9390. Training and knowledge to perform your ministry with excellence will be provided. Thank you for your generosity towards those who cannot join us in worship.


A taste of Taizé

Some of you may have visited the village of Taizé near Maçon in Western France.  During WWII, Brother Roger established a community there to shelter Jews fleeing from Nazi persecution.  This is a special place of reconciliation and welcome.  The Brothers pray very simply through chant.  There is a focus on youth who flock to Taizé to reflect on their lives and join in the sung prayer.  Experience this beautiful prayer for yourself at OLR on Tuesday 6 Dec at 7:00pm.

Find out more about Taizé 



First Saturday Devotion – over 5 consecutive weeks

We invite you to join us with your family, for our last Saturday devotion to pray the *Holy Rosary on 3 December 2022 @ 8am  Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Caloundra

  1. Recite the Rosary
  2. Make a Sacramental Confession
  3. Receive Holy Communion
  4. Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Blessed Mary



28 days till Christmas!


With Christmas fast approaching, it is time to fill our Mass ministry rosters. All the communities will be having a Christmas Mass which will require volunteers to assist with this most important time of year.
Rosters for the 5 OLR community Masses will be out over the next few weeks. If you are available on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day and would like to be involved with one of the Masses please fill in your name on the roster or talk to one of your community leaders. Thank you so much!



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 this week’s Going Deeper Podcast on The Relevance of Jesus’ Experience


In Transition

As a Parish we welcome Allysa McPake-Maher who will be baptised at OLR Church this weekend. We pray for Barbara Rodios whose funeral will be held at OLR on the 1st December & Marino Biondi whose funeral will be on the 9th December 10am at G&W.  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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