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Parish News Feb 24, 2023

First Sunday of Lent
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Lenten Mini-Mission – will be live-streamed!

The Lenten Mini-mission with Bishop Tim Norton, our new Auxiliary Bishop of Brisbane, starting this week will be will live-streamed for those unable to attend in person.

Bishop Tim will lead us for three days – Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 9.45am following morning Mass and a quick cuppa 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.


Join us for Stations of the Cross during Lent

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This Lenten season, our weekly Stations of the Cross will take place immediately after 9.00am Friday Masses starting next Friday 3 March. Everyone is welcome to join this uniquely Lenten devotional prayer experience.


Preparing for Lent, Taizé style: Join us!

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 7 March at 7pm.


Parish Finance Committee

All members of the Parish Finance Committee are reminded of your meeting this Tuesday 3.30pm in the parish office.


Counters needed

Do you have an hour to spare on a Monday morning? Do you love to count? We need you! If you think you could spare the time once or twice a month please call Don Rolls on 0407 034 722.


Bunnings BBQ – Caloundra St Vincent De Paul

Please stop by and support Caloundra’s St Vincent de Paul’s Bunnings Barbecue on Saturday 18 March. this will be their first barbecue this year. Funds raised will be used to support local families.


World Day of Prayer 2023 – Caloundra

All parishioners are invited to join with the members of five other Christian faiths to celebrate the 2023 World Day of Prayer. World Day of Prayer has the motto: Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action. This year, the service has been prepared by the Committee of Taiwan with the theme, “I Have Heard About Your Faith”.

Everyone is welcome to attend as we pray for peace and justice in our world.


Date & Time: Friday 3 March at 9.30am start (morning tea), followed by Prayer Service at 10.00am.

Location: Salvation Army Church (119 Sugar Bag Rd, Little Mountain).


For further information, contact Margaret – 0459 998 824 or Noreen 07 5491 7051.


New Apostolic Nuncio to AustraliaArchbishop Charles Balvo, visits Caloundra & Maroochydore


Grief Support

If you are experiencing grief through the loss of a loved one, a broken relationship or a major life change of any kind, and you feel that the Grief Support team can be of assistance to you or a family member, please contact Kath or the Parish Office with your details so a support person can contact you. All contact is treated with utmost confidentiality.


Joint Young Adults Social Night

All young adults (18+) are invited to join us for a fun night out with new friends from the Maroochydore Parish! Join us on Saturday 25 February from 6.00pm at The Savvy Squire, Mooloolaba. All are welcome, please bring friends! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to talk to Kath Ball or Felicity.



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In Transition

This weekend we welcome Ruby, Billie & Dusty May who will be baptised at the OLR church. We pray for Aub Tucker whose funeral will be on Monday at G&W 11.00am, may His soul 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 mission 

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




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

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