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Parish News May 11, 2023

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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 the Parish office or email Kath on [email protected] with your details so a support person can contact you.  All contact is treated with utmost confidentiality.


Hours of Grace!

Hours of Grace will start next week from 9.30am on Friday 19 and finish at 6.00am on Sunday 21 May.

There will be a pause on Friday 19 May at 5:30 pm ( for Malayalam Mass) and a restart  at 7.00pm on Friday 19 May.

There will be another pause on Saturday 20 May at 8.30am, with a restart at 9.30am, Pause at 3.30pm Saturday 20 May and a restart at 6.15pm, finishing Sunday 21st May at 6.00am.

There will be a roster at the church for you to put your name down and the hours you can attend.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament


Holy Land Pilgrimage – save the date!

For more enquiries: Please ring Cristina on 0408 808 992 or complete this expression of interest form.


The Cursillo Movement

Offers a three-day experience that can change your life. An opportunity to encounter Christ. A method of living the Gospel through friendship.

Women’s 3 days 19 – 21 May 2023

Where:  Mary Queen of Peace Parish Hall, Victoria Avenue, Woody Point.   When: 9am – 9pm Daily

Enquiries to: Rosemary Haydock 0431 464 211.

Mother’s Day Raffle prize winners


Celebrate Reconciliation Week

Join canoe builder and First Nations local Lyndon Davis and gain a rare insight into the Gubbi Gubbi tradition of bark canoe building on Thursday 1 June from 1o.00am – 11.00am at Landsborough Museum (4 Maleny St Landsborough). Morning Tea provided. For more information call: 07 5420 8600. Registration is essential – register now.



Multicultural mass – 22 June

Stella Maris Parish of Maroochydore is planning a Multicultural Mass as part of the Inclusion & Community Life that was so well explained by Bishop Tim Norton at the Lent Mini Mission.

Our OLR community was invited to partner in delivering such Mass on Sunday 18 June at 9.00am at Stella Maris Maroochydore. After Mass there will be a social gathering with food and music celebrating

We invite and encourage ALL parishioners from all churches who identify from a different culture to contact Trish Harding  to see how we can be involved.

The mass is open to all to celebrate our diversity.



Activities for the week at OLR church

Sunday 14 May – Mother’s Day

  • Children’s liturgy.

Monday 15 May 

  • Adoration/Benediction 9.30-10.30am OLR Church.
  • Craft Group every Monday in the Parish Office Egan room from 9.00am-12.00pm. Contact Helen McGlynn 0409 050 722.
  • Charismatic Prayer Group gathers the 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month 7-8.30pm in the Parish Centre. Contact Dorothy for details – 0403 175 714.

Tuesday 16 May

  • Rosary & Prayers each week 9.30-10.30am in OLR church following Mass.
  • Confirmation preparation class in the OLR church 5.00-6.00pm.
  • The Caloundra Cards Group meets at the Dobson room in the Parish Centre from 9-12noon. Call Helen for more information on 0410 392 526.
  • Women’s Prayer and Friendship Group meet every Tuesday in the Parish Centre from 9.30-11.00am, all welcome. Enquiries contact Vivienne 0409 897 673.

Wednesday 17 May

  • Art class with Jude 0421 777 508 each week – OLR Egan room 10.00am-12.00pm.
  • Young Adults – 6.00-8.30pm in the Egan Room. Ph Kath Ball 0418187914.

Thursday 18 May

  • Rosary & Prayers each week 9.30-10.30am in OLR church following Mass.
  • Members of Caloundra’s Our Lady of Good Counsel Conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society meet at the Parish Centre at 9.40am. New members welcome. Further enquiries please contact Helen on 0475 859 215.

Friday 12 April

  • Alpha 9.30am-11.30am Dobson room.
  • Hours of Grace starts at 9.30am

Saturday 20 May

  • Reconciliation at OLR church 8.30am
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Sunday 21 May – The Ascension of the Lord

  • National Volunteers Day.
  • Children’s liturgy.

Activities for the week at Maleny 

Tuesday 16 May 

  • Maleny Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 8.30am, followed by Mass at 9.00am.

*The Maleny Catholic Ladies Fashion Parade and Morning Tea was a great social and financial success. Sr Christine of the Downs and West Community Support Group was presented with $2662 to use in providing aid to rural families.


Ladies’ Lunch!

The next Ladies Lunch will be at the Golden Beach Tavern on Friday 19 May at 12 noon. All ladies are welcome. If you would like to attend please contact Deborah 0410 531 901 by Monday 15 May.



National Pilgrimage “In the Footsteps of Mary MacKillop” – date claimer 17 October

The Sisters of Saint Joseph have prepared an Australian Pilgrimage, “In the Footsteps of Mary MacKillop” commencing in Melbourne on 17 October, journeying through Victoria and South Australia, and ending at Mary MacKillop Place, North Sydney on 28 October 2023.  During the pilgrimage we visit many places associated with Mary MacKillop’s life and ministry. For more information, download the Pilgrimage Brochure or contact Sr Annie Bond by email or phone  02 8912 4818.



In Transition 

As a parish family we welcome Oliver Satchell, Patrick Newby, Lacey Skippington & Aiden Juaneza who will be baptised in our Parish this weekend.

We pray for Paul Kelly, Tai Gittins who died last week and their funerals were on Friday 12 May. We also pray for Trevor McGurk who died last week and his funeral will be at Mary McKillop Beerwah on Tuesday 16 May at 12.30pm, may their souls and all the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners Rest in Peace.



Thank you to all our parish volunteers who consistently give of themselves – we are forever grateful.

Fr Josh and the parish team

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