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Parish News Sep 29, 2023

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Whole-of-Parish Event: Our Lady of the Rosary Feast Day 

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” celebrating together!


Accepting last orders:   2024 Break Open the Word, Ordos, & Daily Mass Books


‘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

To order these liturgical resources, contact the Parish Office by Wednesday 4 October 2023 or cash payment/s can be  placed in an envelope in collection baskets at mass, with your name/phone number and order details. 





Catholic Mission

Tuberculosis, malnutrition and maternal mortality are conditions all too familiar for the people of Timor-Leste.

In two weeks’ time we will learn about the work of the Salesian Sisters, including nurse, Sister Carolina, who desires to see better outcomes for her community. We will also share the story of Petrolina and her daughter’s desperate need for medical attention.

We have the opportunity to partner with this life-giving work, and your prayers and generosity are crucial in ensuring this program can continue.


Invitation to James Alison tour

On Thursday, 12th October at 6.00pm, Bishop Tim Norton will host a discussion panel with Fr James Alison at Stella Maris Primary School, (5 Stella Way, Maroochydore).  Fr James Alison is notable throughout the world for bringing the theology of the great French thinker, René Girard, to a wider public. He has also known for his firm but patient insistence on truthfulness in matters concerning same-sex attracted Catholics in a Catholic setting. If you are interested in hearing from him, come along to the Stella Maris Primary School for a conversation that promises to be enlightening and enriching.





Maleny News

  • Maleny Catholic Ladies Group Meeting is on Tuesday 3 October after 9:00am Mass.
  • There will be 2 Sunday Morning Teas this month:

1 October – The morning tea will be sponsored by Holy Cross funerals.
8 October – A special morning tea to help celebrate our children receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Maleny Community will be celebrating the Centenary of the opening of the first Catholic Church in Maleny on 4 February 2024. We are calling for any current or former parishioners, wherever you now live, to send us any stories or special memories that you have which may be included in a Centenary Booklet.
Please send them to the Parish Office who will forward them on to us.






Holy Land Pilgrimage – update





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.







Baptism Preparation Evening for Infants

Those parents with newborn babies wishing for them to be baptised are reminded of the preparation meeting which takes place at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Caloundra, this Thursday 5 October, beginning at 7.00pm.

At this short preparation meeting we outline some of the symbols used at the ceremony, answer any questions and confirm dates. To book in for the preparation evening please contact the Parish office.



Community Life Ministry

Community Life vision: cultivate a burning desire to belong within the Our Lady of the Rosary Parish faith community by facilitating experiences of connection and participation”.

Progress is happening!!

Over 130 badges have been ordered over the past 3 months and being proudly worn. Parishioners can get to know each other more now than merely by facial recognition. Many Masses are well-covered with greeters welcoming parishioners at the entries before Mass starts. OLR 9:30am Mass morning teas have increased from one to three, monthly. Congratulations to Cristina and Edgar and their team-Evelyn, Paul and Cathy who have started

serving morning tea at the 4th Sunday at Caloundra after 9:30am mass. We are planning Our Lady of the Rosary feast day for Oct 7 from 4pm, everyone is welcome.

But we need your help, please!!
Hospitality at OLR Masses: More parishioners are invited to step up and help serve or bring food. Home-baked or commercial cakes and packets of biscuits etc are perfect and can be dropped off in the kitchen before Mass.
Please contact the parish office with any offers of help.



In Transition

We welcome Louie Rouse, Winnie Walton, Ellie & Layla Hilton who will be baptised at OLR Caloundra this weekend.

As a parish family we would like to congratulate Chris Guerra & Saisha Ferguson who will be married at the Chapel Montville this week.

We pray for Derek Perry who died last week and his funeral will be at Maleny on the 4 October 11.00am. We also pray for Mike Lawton who died last week.

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 Rest in Peace. Rest in Peace.




Sacramental Program for Teenagers

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We will be offering the RCIT (Rite of Christian Initiation for Teenagers) Program throughout Term 4, starting 3 October. 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]





First Saturday Devotion – cancelled

First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary rosary is cancelled due to OLR Feast day 7 October rosary at 4.00pm




Ladies Group

30-45 year olds—Egan room (OLR Parish) 6.30pm

Great conversations with women, where we talk about life, family, spiritual journey, and all that matters deeply to us!

The Second Friday of each month – 3 October, 10 November, 13 December.

For more information text Jill – 0402 742 920




Alpha is starting again!

6th October at OLR Parish Centre Please email [email protected] for further information and registration. Who will you invite?




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




Safeguarding in our Parish

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



















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