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Parish News Mar 24, 2023

Fifth Sunday of Lent
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We acknowledge the First people of the land on which we celebrate our Eucharist and live out our faith.


Easter Roster for OLR

We are still looking for a few more people to help with the ministries for the rosters in the OLR church over the Triduum. Please take a look at the rosters and if you would like to take part in our Holy
Thursday, Good Friday & Easter Saturday Masses please put your name down. Please also note we have practise for the ceremonies as well.

Update – No Mass this week

Please note there will be No Mass on:

Saturday morning 1 April at OLR (with the the 2nd Rite of reconciliation at 9.00am)

-Wednesday morning 5 April at Unity

-Thursday morning 6 April at Currimundi

-Friday  morning 7 April at OLR

Saturday morning 8 April. Easter Saturday mass will only be on at 6.00pm.



Triduum Practise for OLR Ceremonies

Triduum Ceremonies – sacristans and musicians meeting to sit and walk through the order of events for the Triduum ceremonies.

Friday 31 March from 10.00am-12.00pm in Egan Room.

Palm Sunday practise will be on Saturday the 1 April at 10.30am in OLR Church

Triduum Ceremonies: sacristans and volunteers we are having a run through of Triduum ceremonies on Tuesday the 4 April at 11.00am OLR Church.

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.



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 in 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


Attention all Pastoral Carers taking communion to the sick and housebound

This is an invitation to all Pastoral carers, those taking communion to the sick and housebound and those who provide pastoral visits to those in need.

There will be a meeting on Thursday 6 April at 9.00am in the OLR church.mYou will need to complete some compulsory safeguarding training and learn what are the expectations of your role.
Please RSVP to the Parish office by Monday 3 April as morning tea will be provided.


Alpha Course

A new Alpha course is commencing on Friday 21 April at 9.30am. This course is a series of interactive sessions that create a safe and honest space where people can explore life, faith and meaning.

Everyone is welcome. Please contact Elaine for more information on 0455 736 877 or email 



baked breads and cookies on brown wooden board

Saturday 1 April – Wine & Cheese after 5.00pm Mass at OLR – All welcome.
Sunday 2 April – Being the first weekend of the month most communities will have a cuppa after Mass.

If your community is having a cuppa, you are welcome to stay and join them.




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In Transition

Fr Lam who was a Priest here in 2020 has advised of the passing of his mum Hong Thi Phan who died 21/3/23.
We also pray for Beryl Fitzgerald whose Memorial Mass will be this Thursday 30 March 11.00am in the OLR church, and Daniel McCaul whose funeral will be at G&W Friday 31 March 11.00am.

May their soul and all the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners rest in Peace.


As a Parish family we would like to Congratulate Matthew Capelo & Hannah Mecham who will be married this weekend.



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.


School holidays start next week 1st April, wishing everyone safe travels where ever you venture. Enjoy the family time if you get to have a break.

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