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Parish News Sep 1, 2023

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Worship Ministry Leadership Team

I often wonder about what it might have been like to have lived during the time of the early Church. I think about those early times, with people gathering to be together, to share a meal and to remember the works and words of Jesus; a time where prayer was young, exciting, and limitless; a place here people found identity and intimacy in community. And then I found it…right here. Strangers made me welcome and welcomed me to the table in Landsborough, in Kawana, and even where I regularly worship in Caloundra and at Unity College – all Mass locations I have visited lately.

The Worship Ministry Leadership Team – comprising of Paul Castelli, Terry Culpitt, David Lewis, and Fr Francis – are enthusiastically working towards exciting outcomes across the Parish. Our purpose is to provide support to the eleven worshipping communities in the Parish, and so I have begun to visit these places of celebration and welcome, and to have discussions about inviting and accompanying people into a personal relationship with Jesus, how they experience nourishing worship opportunities, and how music ministry is offered with joy. As both myself and our team travel across the Parish, it is inspiring to see the many dedicated and amazing people who serve in each community. An important goal we are currently working towards is the establishment of a Parish Liturgy Coordination Team (PLCT). This team, which will be comprised of volunteers from across the entire parish, will ensure that we maximise the significant human resources of knowledge and passion for music liturgy in different communities, and offer support for each other. I am excited to continue my journey of listening and learning as we forge new roads of worship together.

Paul Castelli – Team Leader

“But just as your body needs sleep, your soul needs time to rest in God. To learn more about Him. To talk to Him. To worship and praise Him. To fellowship with other brothers and sisters.” Craig Groeschel



The Vision for our Parish (Part Two)

Last week, we read about the first part of our parish’s vision for the future, and the six values by which we will live
out that vision.

This week, we look at the second part of the vision, and reiterate the six values.
Peace and blessings, Fr Josh

We have a vision: that our parish is known for actively accompanying those who ask, seek and knock – and
even those who don’t. This is because we value relationships with all people. When people enter our churches, they
experience real support, know that they belong and are celebrated for their gifts. We feel empowered to live life to
the full and this finds expression in a burning desire to lay down our lives for others.
We are a Eucharistic community which is attractive and we joyfully work to plant seeds so that all people discover a
relationship with Jesus. This is a place where people are known and seen; a place they want to be a part of because
our parish captures the uniqueness of the Sunshine Coast.

We do all this because we are a part of a loving and universal Catholic Church. We know that we are connected to
our brothers and sisters from across the globe and are united as participants in the communion of saints that spans
across the ages.










Save the Date

FEAST DAY celebrations for the whole parish, Our Lady of the Rosary, on Saturday, 7 October, from 4.00pm to late.

All parishioners and friends from all Mass communities are very welcome. More details to come.





Notre Dame College Announcement

I am pleased to communicate the appointment of Mr Daniel McShea as Foundation Principal of Notre Dame College, Bells Creek (Aura), commencing January 2024. Dan is currently the Principal at Unity College, Caloundra West and along with his family, is a regular parishioner at either OLR church or Unity Chapel. This appointment follows public advertising and a selection process involving myself, as Administrator of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Parish, Mark Elliott, Regional Director of Marist Schools, and representatives from Brisbane Catholic Education. There is an application process to follow to replace Dan at Unity College but in the meantime, please pray for both Dan as Notre Dame College Foundation Principal and the 2024 Unity Principal. Please join me in congratulating Dan McShea on this appointment.


Hospitality this weekend

You are welcome to join your community for Hospitality, stay for wine & cheese at OLR on the Saturday night, or a cuppa after mass on Sunday. You are all welcome!



An ecumenical service – for those touched by Dementia

An Ecumenical Service is being held to reflect on or pray for people diagnosed with dementia and related disorders, their families,
friends, carers and staff. It is a time to share the stories of love, pain, grief, challenges and the growth of those who are or have been on
the Dementia Journey.

Join in song with the Dementia Choir. Dementia Network Sunshine Coast & Sunshine Singers St Andrew’s Church
Free morning tea provided. Donations welcome.


Where: At St Andrew’s Anglican Church, 46 Upper Gay Tce, Caloundra (parking on site. Drop off at accessible ramp on the church’s left side)
When: Friday, 8 September, 2023.  10.00 am – 12.00pm

Book on Try booking:  or contact Lorrae 0n 0418 298 183 by Wednesday, 6 September .




Ladies Group (30-45 Year Olds) – First Event!

There is a ladies group starting up for those in the 30-45 year old age bracket. The hope for this group is to provide women in this season of life, whether they are single, engaged, married, mothers, professionals, and more, a space dedicated to supporting them and journeying alongside one another in faith and friendship. If you are in this age range and looking for community, this is for you! The group is meeting for the very first time on Friday 8 September from 6:30pm at the Caloundra Power Boat Club. All are welcome.

Please RSVP:   Jill 0402 742 920.



Maleny Ladies

The Maleny Catholic Ladies meet on Tuesday 5 September for morning tea at 9.30am followed by the meeting at 10.00am in the Pat Daley Centre.



In Transition

We welcome Sebastian Robertson, Olive Asanuma, Lila Casagrande Rose & Zachariah Lawson who will be baptised at OLR & Landsborough this weekend.

We pray for the souls of our loved ones who have gone before us, and the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners Rest in Peace.





Containers for Change

Are you saving your can/bottles?

Please use the Parish Scheme ID C11072500 by adding the Parish scheme ID in the containers for change mobile App, so that much-needed funds can be directed to parish initiatives.

For more information, refer to our website



The Anglican St Andrews Men’s group ecumenical dinners are back!

You are cordially invited to attend the next Men’s Dinner from the St Andrew’s Anglican Mens Group

Date & Time:

Wednesday 27 September 2023 ~ 6:00 for 6:30pm start


St Andrew’s Anglican Church Hall.    46 Upper Gay Terrace, Caloundra 4551


$20.00 includes Drinks & Nibbles, Main Course, Dessert & Tea/Coffee.

For more information: please get in touch with Donald Rolls




Consecrated to Jesus through Mary – in Spanish 

You’re invited to a series of talks & prayers at Stella Maris Catholic Parish starting on the 25 September.

Pope John Paul II’s papal motto was Totus Tuus. It is a shortened version of the phrase:
‘Totus tuus ego sum et omnia mea tua sunt’ ~ ‘I am all yours, and all that is mine is yours’.

Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration

In this 150th year of the Cathedral of St Stephen, Archbishop Mark Coleridge invites couples together with family and friends, to the annual GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

11:30am Mass on Saturday, 30 September 2023 followed by refreshments on the Cathedral grounds.

Other couples married at the Cathedral or Chapel, are also invited to attend with family and friends to celebrate 150 years of weddings at the Cathedral.
If you have photos or stories to share of your wedding at the Cathedral, please email David Todd  or phone David on 07 3324 3030 by 1 September 2023
To register to attend the Mass and for catering purposes please RSVP by email or phone 07 3324 3030 by Friday 22nd September 2023.




Annual Season of Creation Ecumenical Liturgy

Each year, we join with our Christian brothers and sisters to recognise the importance of, and celebrate together, our care for our common home. This year’s liturgy is being held in the Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens, and Christians from all denominations are invited to gather together in unity to celebrate this Season of Creation – Let Justice and Peace Flow. The liturgy is followed by a guided contemplative walk.

Event Details
Date: Wednesday, 6 September 2023
Time: 12 noon
Location: Lychee Lawn, Mt Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens, 152 Mount Coot-Tha Rd, Mount Coot-Tha.
Cost: Free


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

















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