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Parish News Oct 20, 2023

Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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Mission month – Hearts on fire, feet on the move

It’s World Mission Sunday and we want to thank you for your generous partnership with life-changing mission programs, like supporting Sr Carolina and the Salesian Sisters and their work through the Maria Auxiliadora Clinic in Venilale, Timor-Leste. Your gift is helping the Sr Carolina continue to provide life-saving treatment and access to resources on health and well-being. Your gift also supports mission programs around the world that reach out and give life to those in most need. To learn more about the impact of your support, visit and sign-up for our regular newsletter.

If you have not yet had the opportunity to give, please do so at Catholic Mission Your action will make a real, lasting impact.

Life-giving work, prayers and your generosity are crucial in ensuring this Catholic Mission program can continue.




The Good Shepherd Conference at Kawana want to give a sincere and heartfelt thank you to everyone who generously donated items, volunteered their time before, during and after the event and to those who came and supported our recent book and plant sale fundraiser. The weather was great and the result was amazing. The event raised $5020.00, which will provide much needed assistance to many going through difficult times, as well as trying to cope with the high cost of living. Your ongoing support is always greatly appreciated.
Thank you everyone and well done.



Employment  – Evangelisation Co-ordinator

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Parish is looking to hire an Evangelisation Co-ordinator.

The role’s focus is upon the creation of an evangelisation pathway and the sustainable and coordinated implementation of the Parish’s Strategic Plan.

This role offers flexible hours (part-time), and is a leadership position within the parish in collaboration with the parish clergy and senior leadership team.

If you are interested, please take a look at the role or call the parish office for more information 5430 9390.






New Ladies Group

30-45 year olds—Egan room (OLR Caloundra)

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 the Month – 10th November, 13th December. For more information text Jill – 0402 742 920




The Practice of Prayer


OLR Faith Formation Ministry Short Course with Fr Francis.

Thursdays 4-5 pm Parish Centre, commencing November 9.

Register your interest here

Do you struggle with prayer? Do you struggle to connect with God? Do you know how to pray? Would you like to form a deeper relationship with God through prayer?

Join us at the OLR Parish Centre on Thursday afternoons from 4-5pm, commencing November 9th. If there is sufficient interest, we will offer Zoom access to those who cannot be there in person.

Fr Francis will lead us in an in depth look at prayer, and its practice, through the perspective of Ronald Rolheiser’s beautiful book ‘Prayer: Our Deepest Longing’. The book is available for purchase here. Some copies will be available for those needing them.




Ageing Wisely

Answer all your questions about the ‘grey years’, which can often be a difficult time for parishioners who navigate changing living arrangements, health and financial circumstances.

Free event, Ageing Wisely, sponsored by Holy Cross Funerals:

Our Lady of the Rosary Church: Thursday, 9 November  9:30am – 1:30pm 

For catering purposes, please RSVP names, contact number & email on or before Monday, 6 November by email to [email protected]





 We stand before You, Holy Spirit,
as we gather together in Your name.
With You alone to guide us,
make Yourself at home in our hearts;
Teach us the way we must go
and how we are to pursue it.
We are weak and sinful;
do not let us promote disorder.
Do not let ignorance lead us down
the wrong path nor partiality influence our actions.
Let us find in You our unity
so that we may journey together to eternal life
and not stray from the way of truth
and what is right.
All this we ask of You,
who are at work in every place and time,
in the communion of the Father and the Son,
forever and ever.

For more information on the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops




Morning tea – all welcome!

Morning tea will be held this Sunday, 22 October after Caloundra 9:30am mass. Please bring a plate (home cooked or shop bought) to help support the teams providing this popular hospitality.




Gloria concert

The Maleny Inspiration Project Choir will present its GLORIA concert in Caloundra, on Sat 28 October 2.00pm at the Queen Street Uniting Church Caloundra, and on Sunday 29 October  at 2.00pm at the Maleny Primary School Hall.

With orchestra and soloists directed by Kim Kirkman the concert will present Glorias from a wide period of time in western music. The Gloria is the 2nd sung part of the Ordinary of a Mass – Gloria in Excelsis Deo. They are chosen from the 8th Century with the Missa di Angelis plainchant to 1350 with the first written mass by a known composer to the height of the renaissance to Vivaldi to Zelenka, a Czech baroque composer.

Some music historians think this performance will be an Australian premiere. Tickets just $20.

Calounda –

Maleny –



Visiting Speaker on Divine Mercy motivation

John Canavan the director of Divine Mercy Publications, Melbourne, will be sharing his personal testimony of the impact of Divine Mercy on his life and his conversion.

All are welcome to attend at: Stella Maris Maroochydore 26th October 6-7.00pm.



In Transition

We pray for Helena Bowtell who died last week and her funeral will be on Monday 23 October in the OLR church at 12 noon.

Alannah Churchward who died last week and her Memorial Mass will be held at Sacred heart Church Maleny on Tuesday 24 October at 1.00pm.

John Howard who died last week and his funeral will be at OLR on 27 October at 1.30pm. Please also pray for the soul of Alan Cooper, his funeral is TBC.

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.



Vote for Rosies- Friends on the Street


Rosies – Friends on the Street have been nominated for the first annual 2023 Caloundra Community Awards. The inaugural Caloundra Community Awards will celebrate and acknowledge the work within the local community.

Vote now to support Rosies for the category of Community Service and Support Group of the Year.

Retreat for Married Couples

Fr Gregory Woodward will be hosting a half-day retreat for married couples. Pope Francis said in his 14 February 2014 address:

“A marriage is not successful just because it endures; quality is important. To stay together and to know how to love one another forever is the challenge for Chris@an couples.”

If you would like to attend please click on the attached flyer.





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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