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Parish News Mar 1, 2024

Third Sunday of Lent
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Lenten Practices


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.


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


First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

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


Work Place Health & Safety

We all have a duty of care to each other, so if you see any issues of concern, please email the parish office as we need a paper trail to attend to issues.


Hospitality this Weekend

You are welcome to join your community for hospitality, stay for wine & cheese at OLR on the Saturday night, or a cuppa after Mass on Sunday.

You are all welcome!


Ladies Lunch

The next Ladies Lunch will be on Friday 15th March at 12 noon at Caloundra Hotel 12 Bulcock Street, Caloundra. All ladies are welcome to attend.

Could you please contact Maureen on 0437 738 326 by Monday 11th March if you would like to join us.


Chrism Mass 2024

Archbishop Mark Coleridge invites you to the annual Chrism Mass to be held at the Cathedral of St Stephen on Thursday 21 March 2024 commencing at 7:00pm.  This Mass is a celebration for the whole Archdiocese, and everyone is welcome.  The Cathedral car park will be available from 6:00pm.  A light supper will be served following the Mass.


150th Anniversary of the Cathedral of St Stephen

As part of the celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of the Cathedral of St Stephen, on the weekend of 10/11 May 2024, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Umberto Clerici will perform Mass in C minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the Cathedral. There are three different shows and tickets are available from the QSO website:


Monday Craft Group

Have you got free time on a Monday? Are you looking for something to do? Do you enjoy craft?  Well, we have just the group for you!

Come along to the Monday craft group held in the Egan room of the parish centre every week, from 9-12noon. For more information, please call Helen McGlynn on 0409 050 722.

You are more than welcome!


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 on 000 or information can be provided to STOPline anonymously.

Phone: 1300 304 550 Email: [email protected]


Our Local Safeguarding Officer

Judy Moir – [email protected]  mb.0421 873 060

Or Brisbane 07 3324 3752


A Year of Invitation

My Lord and my God, you never cease to invite me to know, love and follow your Son, Jesus.

Give me the grace and courage to be a channel of your love so that my “yes” to you becomes an invitation to others.

  I offer up my entire self – heart, mind and will – to your purpose for me. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


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.


Vinnies 2 Day Book and Plant Sale

Kawana 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.


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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May the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners Rest in Peace.















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