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Parish News Sep 22, 2023

Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Children and Families Ministry

POSTPONED:  Grandparent’s workshop scheduled for this Tuesday 26 September after 9.00am Mass in OLR church – has been postponed.

Evangelisation Brisbane will inform us of a new date.

The Youth and Young Adult’s team will be holding a Kingdom Kids activity morning this Friday 29 September in the Parish centre from 9.00am-12.00pm. The cost of the morning is $5, which includes morning tea. Please confirm your booking with the Parish office, and also let us know if your child has any allergies via our email – [email protected] 






2024 Break Open the Word, Ordos, & Daily Mass Books

….ready for order!


‘Break Open the Word’ contains Sunday readings. All readers are encouraged to purchase this book which is vital for your ministry preparation. Cost $22

The ‘Ordo’ is used for liturgy planning & contains references to the readings for each day of the year, and other information. Cost $15

The ‘Daily Mass Book’ contains the Mass texts for Sunday & Weekday Mass, including references for the readings. Cost $24

Payments must be made prior to ordering. Orders & payment for these liturgical Resources must be in to the Parish Office by Wednesday 4 October 2023. Contact the parish office, or cash payment/s can be  placed in an envelope in collection baskets at mass, with your name/phone number and order details. 





Whole-of-Parish Event: Our Lady of the Rosary Feast Day 

We invite a member from each Mass community to lead the rosary. (Please email the Parish office with the name of the person who will lead from your community).

Our Lady of the Rosary Feast Day celebrations (Saturday 7 October) will start at 4.00pm with a Rosary Procession from the school oval, followed by 5.00pm Mass in the OLR church.

Join us afterwards for pizza/chicken kebabs and sausage sizzle with celebratory cake.

All parishioners and friends from all Mass communities are very welcome to this whole-of-parish celebration.

This is a great opportunity for all of us to celebrate unity in our Parish and connect with fellow parishioners from all 8 Mass Centres. The aim is to build a stronger community, create a “vibrant parish” and have fun celebrating!!

We invite a member from each Mass community to lead the rosary.

Holy Cross funerals will be supporting the afternoon celebrations.

Further ideas or suggestions are welcome and can be forwarded to the parish office via email [email protected] 





Alpha is starting again 

6 October at OLR Parish Centre

Please email [email protected] for further information and registration. Who will you invite?





Congratulations to Denise & Keith Dunstan

on their 60th Wedding Anniversary which they celebrated 21 September 2023





Vinnies 3-day Plant & Book sale – 13-15 October

St Vincent de Paul fundraising event will once again be held at the Kawana Catholic Community Centre, Nanyima Street, Buddina (opposite the Kawana Library) on Friday 13 & Saturday 14 October from 8.00am– 2.00pm; and on Sunday 15 October from 9.00am–1.00pm.

There will be a large collection of fiction, non-fiction and children’s books, many by popular authors, as well as jigsaw puzzles, DVDs and CDs and much more. For those wanting to start up a new garden or freshen up an existing one, there will be many beautiful indoor and garden plants 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, high rents and general cost of living. Our Vinnies volunteers look forward to welcoming you.

So come and grab yourself a bargain while at the same time supporting those in need in our local community. For more information or donations call Maria on 0427 181 089.






You are cordially invited to attend the Ecumenical Men’s Dinner 

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




Sacramental Program for Teenagers

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We will be offering the RCIT (Rite of Christian Initiation for Teenagers) Program throughout Term 4. This is for students in Years 7 – 12 who are looking to receive the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and First Holy Communion. The program will run for six weeks on Fridays after school at Unity College and is a great opportunity for teens to journey through this process with their peers. This is a call for expressions of interest. Please contact Felicity if you would like further information via email: [email protected]



Safeguarding news

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 the Police 000 or information can be provided to STOPline anonymously.

Phone: 1300 304 550

Email: [email protected]


Or Brisbane Safeguarding 07 3324 3752

Our Local Safeguarding Officer:  Judy Moir  0421 873 060



It’s Cuppa Time!

Next weekend (1 October) is Hospitality weekend.

You are all welcome to join in with your community and stay for a chat and cuppa. Holy Cross funerals will be
hosting morning tea at Maleny after the 9.00am Mass if you would like to join them there, all welcome.



In Transition

We welcome Quinn Carr who will be baptised at OLR Caloundra this weekend. We pray for the soul of Peter Martin whose funeral was last week at G&W, we also pray for Derek Perry who died last week and his funeral will be at Maleny on the 4 October 11.00am. We pray that all the souls of our loved ones who have gone before us and the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners

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





















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