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Parish News Feb 23, 2024

Second Sunday of Lent
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Taizé prayer

In the monastery at Taizé, short mantra-like songs create a relaxing style of prayer. As the words are repeated, their reality gradually penetrates our whole being. Singing becomes a way of listening to God. The simplicity and repetition allow us to wait attentively on God. This is a prayer of ‘watching’, awakening and listening. It is very much in the spirit of the Lenten Scriptures. Come and relax in this beautiful prayer at OLR on Tuesday 27 February at 7.00pm.





There are still Little Black Books available, for only $2. They contain short and appropriate daily reflections which are a tremendous companion throughout the days of Lent.


Forgiveness should be part of everyone’s Lenten journey. God’s mercy is unconditional! The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered every Saturday at OLR church from 8:30am to 9.00am. Our Communal Rite of Reconciliation takes place at 9.00am on 23 March. Please note, there is NO 9.00am Mass this day.


A practical and life giving aspect of Lent has always been our ability to financially support, and sacrifice for the less fortunate through the Project Compassion Appeal. Indeed, Project Compassion is something that all individuals and families can be involved in. Envelopes are available at the entrance to each church.


During Lent, we will have Stations of the Cross after morning Mass at OLR each Friday and Maleny each Tuesday.


There will be a Lenten Discussion group held in the Pat Daley Centre Maleny, each Tuesday of Lent from 1:30pm.




First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Please join us on Saturday 2 March at 7.45am at OLR Church Caloundra.




Explore your hidden talent

Jude’s Art Class are back on every Wednesday 10.00am – 12.00pm in the Parish Centre (Egan room).

All are welcome, from beginners to advanced. Call Jude for further information on 0421 777 508.





Welcome Erin Osborne is one of our young adults in the parish who has recently joined our parish office team.

Last year, Erin lived in the Northern Territory serving as a full-time missionary with NET Ministries.

During her year of mission, Erin lived with a group of other young adults who travelled the Northern Territory running retreats for school students, serving in various parishes, and visiting Aboriginal communities. She has joined the parish team, working part time in the office whilst completing her university studies. We are very pleased to have her join our team.

Fr Josh


Vinnies 2 Day Book and Plant Sale

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 15 & Saturday 16 March from 8.00am – 2.00pm. There will be a large collection of fiction books, including large print, classics and romance books, non-fiction and children’s books, as well as jigsaw puzzles, games, DVDs, CDs and a bric-a-brac table.


For the garden lovers, there will be a variety of beautiful and hardy indoor and garden plants to brighten up your home. All proceeds go to assisting the St Vincent de Paul Kawana Conference in continuing to support those experiencing hardship due to homelessness, DV, increase rent and cost of living. Come and grab yourself a bargain while supporting those in need in our local community. For more information or donations call Maria on 0427 181 089.



Join us for a Lector’s Workshop!

Are you ready to deepen your connection to the Word of God and enhance your ministry and participation in the Mass? The Parish is thrilled to invite you to our upcoming Lector’s Workshop.

Whether you’re a seasoned lector or simply intrigued by the opportunity to proclaim the Word of God, this workshop is designed for you. Led by an instructor with over 55 years experience in proclaiming the Word of God, this immersive event promises to refine your skills, bolster your confidence, and enrich your understanding of scripture.

Discover the art of effective storytelling, learn techniques for engaging delivery, and delve into the spiritual significance of your role as a lector. This opportunity is open to all parishioners and individuals across the Parish eager to embrace the sacred responsibility of proclaiming God’s message. Join us as we come together to deepen our connection to the Word and strengthen our community through the power of proclamation. Don’t miss out on this enriching opportunity to grow in faith and fellowship.

Reserve your spot today and let your voice resonate with the Divine!

When: Wednesday, 28 February 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Where: OLR Church.

Please register via LinkTree




Term 2 Confirmation

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

The program starts on 23rd April at 5-6pm 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, as mobile phones don’t work. For any questions please contact the Parish office on [email protected]


On the Journey

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We welcome Ava McDonald, Lily & Gracie Crossingham and Xavier Mitchell who will be baptised at OLR this weekend.

We pray for Carmel Moore who died last week and whose funeral will be at OLR on Friday 1/3/24 at 11.00am.

We also pray for Nancy Tozer who will be remembered this weekend with her family. May their souls and the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners Rest in Peace.















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