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Parish News Feb 9, 2024

Sixth Sunday In Ordinary Time
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Presentation on ‘Dementia Awareness’


Have you ever wondered what dementia is?  Come along this Monday 12 February, Leah Keating will present a talk and give you an understanding on Dementia at 10am in the OLR Church. We will begin with morning tea at 9.30am—sponsored by Holy Cross Funerals.


If you would like to ask Leah anything anonymously about dementia, there is a box in the parish office.
You can leave your questions there and Leah will cover these at the end of the presentation.
Alternatively you can email Leah at [email protected] or ask questions on the day.





Adoration (Ash Wednesday)

All are invited to join our young adults for an hour of Adoration on Wednesday 14 February 7.30pm at OLR.

We’d love to see you there!



In Transition

We welcome Cecile Beattie & Kalani Cottrell who will be baptised at OLR this weekend.




—UPDATE—   The photo on the back cover of ‘The Heart on the Hill’ was mistakenly attributed to Peter Erdmann. The photo was taken by Jeanette Nobes as part of a Project coordinated by her in 2000 called ‘MALENY – 2000 A PORTRAIT OF ITS PEOPLE’. That collection is held at the State Library in Brisbane.




Pastoral Care Volunteer Program

Become a Pastoral Care Volunteer with @SouthernCrossCareQld and help make a difference to the lives of aged care residents at their Caloundra home. They are seeking expressions of interest from caring and supportive people of faith to join their Pastoral Care Volunteer Program to help residents with their emotional or spiritual needs. Successful applications will take part in an 8-week training course (commencing March 2024, and only 2 hours per week) and become a part of a great community of spiritual care volunteers. Contact Kristie McManus on 0467 717 153 for more information.



Ladies Lunch

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The next Ladies Lunch will be on Friday 16 February at 12 noon at Copper Spoon Thai Restaurant, Ramada Hotel (75 Esplanade Golden Beach).

If you would like to come please phone Deborah 0410531901 by Monday 12 February so that numbers can be finalised.

All ladies are most welcome!

Term 2 Confirmation

Confirmation for all baptised children from grade 3 or older are welcome to celebrate their Confirmation in Term 2.

The program starts on 23rd April 5.00-6.00pm in the OLR Church, and runs for 7 weeks with the Confirmation ceremony on Friday 7 June.

You will need to attend all sessions to be able to celebrate the sacrament. Stella Maris Parish, Maroochydore, is running the same program a day apart so you are welcome to attend there or here. To register please visit our website

Complete the registration form, signed by both parents and attach a copy of your child’s baptism certificate. Please note you will have to do it from your computer, mobile phones don’t work.

Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Parish office on [email protected]


New OLR Stole Gifted to Fr Francis

Today the OLR School presented their chaplain, Fr Francis with an OLR stole. A priest wears a simple strip of material called a stole, as part of the vestments as a symbol of authority at liturgy. It is blue which is one of our school colours with our school emblem on it. This shows that Fr Francis is presiding at a special school event.







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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