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Parish News Mar 17, 2023

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 Bunnings BBQ – Caloundra St Vincent De Paul

Please stop by and support our first Bunnings barbecue hosted by Caloundra’s St Vincent de Paul tomorrow, Saturday 18 March. Funds raised will be used to support local families.


Encounter Kids invitation

Let Encounter Catholic Kids Caloundra inspire your child with their one-day school holiday program filled with games, activities, crafts, fun and faith. Whether your child likes puzzles or playing Tug-O-War, it’s the ultimate environment to meet new friends and take part in immersive play and prayer designed to give children a positive and powerful experience of the Catholic faith.

Encounter Kids is the perfect playground for kids to burn off some energy in the school holidays, master some true friendships and encounter faith that might yet lead them to their best friendship ever with Jesus!

Open to all primary school aged children aged between 5 and 12 years, this one-day program creates a welcoming and fun space for children to connect with Jesus and grow in faith. Register now.




Only one week to go…Gifts Workshop – have you rsvp’d?

Holy Spirit Gift Workshop

The Mission Team of Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) Brisbane presents a Gifts workshop.

Where: OLR Caloundra

When: Saturday 25 March 2023

Time: 9.30am – 4.00pm, following 9.00am Mass.

Lunch, morning & afternoon tea provided. Please register for catering purposes by contacting Dorothy by email or phone 0403 175 714.  A love offering will be taken up to cover costs.



Vinnies 3-day Book & Plant sale

The annual St Vincent de Paul fundraising event will be held at the Kawana Catholic Community Centre, (opposite the Kawana Library) on:

  • Friday 24 March from 8.00am-3.00pm
  • Saturday 25 March from 8.00am-3.00pm; and
  • Sunday 26 March from 9.00am – 1.00pm.

There will be fiction, non-fiction and children’s books galore, many by popular authors, as well as DVDs, CDs, jigsaw puzzles and much more. For those wanting to start up a new garden or freshen up an
existing one, we have many beautiful indoor and garden plants ready to brighten up your home.

ALL proceeds go to assisting the St Vincent de Paul Society in continuing to support and give a hand up to those going through difficult times due to homelessness, domestic violence, continued increase in cost of living and high rental costs.

All our Vinnies volunteers look forward to welcoming you. So come and grab  yourself a bargain.

For more information, please call Maria on 07 5478 2954.


Kingdom Youth

We’re headed to the movies! Our final youth night of the term is next Friday 24 March. We will gather at the Strand Cinema, Caloundra at 6.00pm sharp for a 6:15pm start. The cost is $15 on the night at the door and this will get you a ticket, popcorn, and a drink. The movie is Shazam 2. All children in Years 7-12 are welcome.

Please email Felicity for a permission form. See you there!


Kingdom YA

Our young adults have started a new initiative – we’re getting on the road! We will be travelling around to the different parishes in the hope of making relationships and reaching out to new people. We recently visited Landsborough and shared a lovely morning and breakfast with parishioners. We look forward to visiting all our communities and promoting events that will bring our young adults together and into a supported faith environment.


Guided retreat- Going deeper with God

Evangelisation Brisbane this month will be hosting a three day guided retreat, Going Deeper with God. a perfect opportunity to begin the year!

The grounds at Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre are breathtaking: from the views of the bay and onto Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island) to the immaculately kept gardens and their prayerful meditation activities.

Find the presence of God at this weekend long guided retreat at Santa Teresa as we explore the topic of “Walking in life’s garden with God: an experience of encountering and responding to God as God walks with us through life.”

Spiritual Director and Associate Director of Adult Formation, Shane Dwyer, will guide you through the course of the retreat and provide an opportunity for input, prayer, time to walk and the chance to chat with one of the team, as well as occasional group discussions.

Date: 6.00pm Friday 24 March – 12.00pm Sunday 26 March
Location: Santa Teresa Spirituality Centre (267 Wellington St, Ormiston)

  • Live in attendees – $425 (includes all meals and accommodation)
  • Live in couples- $730 (includes all meals and accomodation)
  • Live out attendees – $230 (includes morning tea, lunch and dinners)

Live-in retreatants are encouraged to arrive in time to register and be allocated their room (i.e. by 6pm). Meals are Friday evening through to Sunday morning tea inclusive.

RSVP:  Register today

Other dates for 2023:

  • 8 – 10 September (Women’s Retreat)
  • 24 – 26 November (Men’s Retreat)

Volunteer gardener needed

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Do you love the outdoors? Do you love looking after the garden? If this sounds like you, we are looking for a Volunteer 5 hours a week from Monday – Thursday. Please contact the Parish office for details.

TERM 2 Confirmation

Confirmation for all baptised children from Year 3 or older are welcome to make their confirmation in Term 2.

The program starts on Thursday 27 April at the OLR Church from 5.00-6.00pm  The program runs for seven weeks with the Confirmation ceremony on Friday 9 June.

You will need to attend all sessions to be able to complete the sacrament. Stella Maris Parish Maroochydore is running the same program a day apart so you are welcome to attend there or here. To register you need to go to our website and complete the registration form. Both parents need to sign the form, and a copy of your child’s baptism certificate needs to be attached to the application.

Please note you will have to do it from your computer, mobile phones don’t work. Any questions don’t hesitate to contact the Parish office




Grief Support

The next bi-monthly Grief Support Mass for all parishioners will be held at OLR on Friday 17 March at 9.00am followed by morning tea. 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.



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In Transition

We pray for Bernard Fienberg whose funeral will be at OLR Church on the 23 March at 11.00am;

we pray for Paul Lehane whose funeral will be at Gregson & Weight on the 24 March at 1.00pm; and

we pray for Beryl Fitzgerald whose Memorial Mass will be on the 30 March at 11.00am in the OLR church.

May their 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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