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Parish News Feb 3, 2023

Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time
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Word of God Sunday

The Church in Australia celebrates the Sunday of the Word of God on the first Sunday in February – 5 February 2023 . Pope Francis established the day, which is devoted to “the celebration, study and dissemination” of the Word of God. To access resources and suggestions on how to better engage with Sacred Scripture in various ways and settings, visit


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Children’s Liturgy

Every Sunday during the school term, all younger members of our Parish Family are invited to a special Children’s Liturgy of the Word, at the 9.00am Maleny and 9:30am Caloundra Masses. All are welcome.


Sacristans and Pastoral Care Ministers of Communion

Thank you for your assistance in updating our parish records during this past week.  Each Sunday, after every mass throughout the parish, there will be a special folder containing a form for Pastoral Care Ministers attending that Mass to record your name, contact number and the name of the person/people to whom you are taking communion on any day of the week.  We would greatly appreciate it if you would record this information when you perform this ministry until Sunday 25 February please.  For any inquiries, please email [email protected] or call Vivienne on 0409 897 673 or Marg on 0459 998 824.  Thank you, the Pastoral Care Team.


Date Claimer for Lenten Mini Mission – only 4 weeks away!

While we are still in the season of Ordinary Time, Lent looms large with Ash Wednesday on 22 February. As per the last two years, we have a top quality speaker coming to the parish to facilitate a Lenten Mini-Mission. Bishop Tim Norton, our new Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane, will lead us for three days – Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th February and Wednesday 1st March at 9.30am following morning Mass at OLR church. We will be sharing Bishop Tim with Maroochydore this year so while we only have him for a morning session, he will also be giving a 5.00pm session at Stella Maris church in Maroochydore on the same days.


The Little Black Books are back!

Next weekend we will have the little black books available for $2 each.   They will be available in all the communities. The Little Black Books are a prayerful resource to help you pray through Lent.


The next Ladies Lunch

The next ladies lunch will be at 12 noon on Friday 17 February at Thai Lime Twist (24 Minchinton St Caloundra). Could you please contact Deborah (0410532901) by Monday 13 February if you would like to attend so we can confirm numbers. All ladies are very welcome


Inspiring a Love of reading among children

Our Lady of the Rosary Primary school understands that reading is the foundation on which so many learning skills are developed. This year, the school community will continue to focus on developing solid reading practices across the school to ensure all children are improving their reading.

To support this, we are looking for volunteers to listen to students read as part of our ‘Read With Me’ initiative. If you have a spare 20 – 30 minutes in the morning (8:35 – 9:00am) or afternoon (2:30 – 3:00pm) and would like to listen to a child read at OLR School, please get in touch with Lisa Kearney or the school office to indicate your interest. Please remember,  that to volunteer you must complete the online training on the BCE website and forward the form to the school office. Volunteers must also provide a copy of their current Blue Card or Exemption Card.




Into His Likeness

Dr Edward Sri’s “Into His Likeness” s a six-part, one-session per week course during the Lenten Season, calling us to examine the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, which will challenge us in our response to walking in His footsteps.

The course invokes the following questions:

  • Do I desire a deeper relationship with Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and my Heavenly Father?
  • Am I willing to re-commit my life to My Loving Saviour this Easter?
  • Am I open to call upon the Holy Spirit’s help to heal aspects of my life?
  • Have I grown spiritually in the last week, month, year, or decade?

Perhaps this course is the means to re-ignite your Christian calling and commitment.

Courses commence on Ash Wednesday, 22 February at OLR in the morning & evening; at Landsborough in the afternoon; and Thursday morning 23 June at Kawana GSC

Registrations to [email protected] Further details ph. John 0416 154 144





                                Interested in becoming Catholic?


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?  The new journey for those who are interested in finding out a bit more of what we believe as Catholics will begin in March 2023.

If you would like to be involved or would like more information, please contact Fr Ejikeme



World Day of Prayer 2023 – Taiwan

This year’s World Day of Prayer ‘Taiwan’ will be held at Greenhouse – Kawana Life Baptist Church (Cnr Main Drive & Textile Ave Warana) on Friday 3 March at 9.30am.

Any enquiries please call Pamela Wright 0408 760 525 or email [email protected]




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




In Transition

We pray for Jenny Bylicki, Beth Davidson & Chantal Farrugia who died last week. Their funerals will respectively be on Wednesday at Gregson & Weight; Friday at OLR and next Tuesday Tuesday at Gregson & Weigh . May their souls and all the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners rest in peace.



Watch Mass live

Did you know that each day (except Wednesday) we live stream our daily Mass from Our Lady of the Rosary?

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



Our Parish’s mission 

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.



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