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Parish News Jan 13, 2023

Second Sunday In Ordinary Time
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Our Parish Mission Statement

While we are still in the drafting phase of our Strategic Plan, there are certain aspects, such as our mission, which are worth publishing ahead of time:

Our mission is to be a vibrant community that actively accompanies people to encounter Jesus.

 

Grief Support

The next bi-monthly Grief Support Mass for all parishioners will be held at OLR next Friday 20 January 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

 

 

Women’s Retreat – only 3 weeks away!

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 You are invited to our Annual Women’s Retreat at OLR church on Saturday 4 February commencing with Mass at 9.00am. All are welcome, please invite your friends.

Lisa McKerr and Chantale Wilson will once again lead us to an Encounter With Jesus. Please join us for a spiritually-filled day where we will have an opportunity for some quiet time for ourselves to reflect and pray. We will have discussion time to share our thoughts and learn from each other. Lunch will be provided and there is no cost.

For registration and catering purposes please text or call Vivienne 0409897673 or Julie 0431941271.

 

Into His Likeness

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Into His Likeness is a six-part, one-session per week course during the Lenten Season, where we examine the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, which will challenge us in our response to walking in His footsteps.

‘Into His Likeness’ course are at four venues:

  1. Parish Centre(Dobson Rm) Commencing Ash Wednesday, 22 February, 10:00-11:30am for men’s group members and their wives.
  2. Parish Centre (Dobson Rm) Commencing Ash Wednesday, 22 February, 7pm- 8:30pm. Open to everyone.
  3. Kawana: Commencing morning Thursday, 23 February, 8:00-9:30am at Kawana’s Good Shepherd Centre (opposite Library/Centrelink, Nanyima Street, Buddina). Open to everyone.
  4. Landsborough: (Proposed) Commencing Ash Wednesday, 22 February,1:30-3:00pm. Ron Hickey Centre-next door to Church. Open to everyone.

Course format consists of a weekly 30 minute presentation by Dr Edward Sri, a renowned Catholic theologian, author & conference speaker, following which we discuss the issues raised and how we could apply them to our own life in response to God’s calling.

The course has no written assignments, no right or wrong answers, but you are expected to reflect upon the questions raised in your associated Study Guide during the week and, if willing, share your reflections within the group the following week. The program becomes similar to a 6wk home retreat prior to Easter, and encourages opening yourself to the Holy Spirit to speak to you regarding your calling to follow Jesus more wholeheartedly.

While the course is free, a $15 donation is asked to offset costs to the already subsidised essential study guide. Only one study guide needed per couple. Please register by emailing John stating your name and group you wish to register for. For further enquires call John 0416 154 144.  Group numbers are limited and early registration would be helpful.

 

 

 

 

Interested in becoming Catholic

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Would you like to simply find out a bit more of what the Church believes?

Struggling to find answers to some of the bigger questions of life?  We will soon be beginning a new journey for those who are interested in finding out a bit more of what we believe as Catholics.

We are about to start a new programme so if you would like to be involved or would like more information, please contact Fr Ejikeme

 

 

 

Ladies Lunch

The first Ladies Lunch for 2023 will be Friday 20 January at 12:00pm at Brightwater Hotel (15 Freshwater Street Mountain Creek). All ladies are welcome. If you would like to attend, please RSVP Deborah 0410 531 901 by Monday 16 January for catering purposes.

 

Explore your hidden talent

Jude’s Art Class are back on every Wednesday 10.00am-12.00noon in the Parish Centre (Egan room). Call Jude for further details on 0421 777 508.

 

Safeguarding

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 000 or information can be provided to STOPline anonymously. Phone: 1300 304 550 or Email STOPline

 

 

 

Wedding Congratulations

As a Parish family we would like to Congratulate Sean Morrisson & Jemma Cecil who will be married this weekend.

 

In Transition

As a Parish we welcome Willow Wargent & Thomas Butterfield  who will be baptised at OLR Church this weekend.

We pray for Helena Sestak & Craig Harnett  who died in January.  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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