Skip to content

Parish News Apr 19, 2024

Fourth Sunday of Easter
News Pic
News Pic

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Today the Church throughout the world prays for vocations. Will you make a special effort to ask the Lord for vocations to the priesthood and religious life? Pray for the priests who have ministered to you throughout your life, both living and dead. Encourage your children, grandchildren, or other young people to consider a vocation as a priest or religious brother or sister. Pray a rosary for more young men and women in our diocese to respond to God’s call.

ANZAC Day – 25th April 

They shall grow not old,
As we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them,
Nor the years condemn;
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning

Kingdom Youth Group – Term 2 Launch Date

Our youth group, for those in Years 7 – 12, is starting for Term 2 next Friday 26th April from 6pm–8:30pm at Unity College. All high schoolers are welcome to join us! We’re having a pizza party with fun games, challenges, prizes and more, before heading into the Chapel to delve into the Resurrection and spend some time in prayer and small groups. All are welcome!
Please register here:
For more information, please email Felicity at [email protected] or call the parish office.



Unity Weekday Mass

Wednesday morning weekday Mass at Unity Chapel will re-commence on Wednesday 1st May 7.50am.

World Mission – May Rosary Prayers

In the month of May, Catholic Mission is once again excited to invite you all to honour Mother Mary through praying the “mission rosary” online.The World Mission Rosary aims to “embrace the world in prayer” and especially pray for those living in poverty. This special rosary has a colour-coded decade representing each continent where the Church continues our foundress Pauline Jaricot’s mission. It helps us to understand what it means to belong to a Global Church and how the Church can be a leader in the world through the work of Mission.
Monday – Friday. Time: 2pm Brisbane / Melbourne time /12 pm Perth time
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 893 8798 2280
Password: 876574

Men’s Rosary Crusade

To coincide with the celebration of Our Holy Mother’s month in May, our inaugural rosary gathering will commence on 1st May, the first Wednesday of the

On this special day, we will also have adoration to The Holy Eucharist!

This Holy Rosary will be carried out each first Wednesday evening at 6:30pm at the OLR Church. However, we encourage everyone to join our WhatsApp group using the QR code, in case of any special events, news, or in case scheduled activities change. We hope that your “yes” becomes an invitation to others to join us in this noble endeavour of prayer, unity, and devotion to Our Lady.

Wednesday Art Group

Jude’s Art Class is back on every Wednesday 10am-12noon in the Parish Centre (Egan Room). Call Jude for further details on 0421 777 508.



Upcoming Liturgical Workshops

Following a successful Lector’s Workshop held at OLR, the Worship Team has planned to provide further opportunities following Easter, for parishioners to be involved and to participate actively in the Mass. The lector’s workshops are aimed at depthing the skills and mindset of all existing lectors as well as those wishing to join. It is our vision for workshops to be a part of the rhythm of life of this parish, since no one workshop can cover every facet of proclaiming God’s Word. Your involvement will enrich you and your worshipping community!

So come along! All sessions will be in the Church following Mass. Scheduled dates are:
Kawana 28th April—after 8am Mass in the Good Shepherd Centre
Unity 8am & 5pm 28 April – at 3:30pm – before the Evening Mass
OLR 4 May – after 5.00pm Mass
OLR 5 May – a single session will be held at 8am in the OLR church for 6.30am & 9.30am lectors



Praying with the Liturgy – A Liturgical Retreat

For all involved in preparing & celebrating liturgy, readers, communion ministers, music ministers, liturgy committee members… and all who gather for worship.

You are invited to a half-day retreat from 9am-12.30pm on Saturday 20th April at Holy Spirit Seminary, Banyo. There is a small cost, which the parish will cover, and which includes morning tea. The retreat will offer liturgy-focused input, experience and reflection and is presented by Fr Tom Elich & Sr Jill O’Brien. If you would like to attend this retreat experience please call the parish office, 5430 9390, 9am-1pm, Mon-Fri, to express your interest and whether you are able to car pool.



Know Your Faith

 Our Adult Faith Formation Team warmly invites all parishioners to ‘know your Faith’ a little more. Fr Francis is offering small group faith formation opportunities at OLR, Landsborough and Maleny on a monthly cycle:
•Wk 1 Landsborough Friday 9.30am
•Wk 2 OLR Thursday 5pm
•Wk 3 Maleny Tuesday 9.30am
•Wk 4 OLR Thursday 5pm.
•No offering in the fifth week of a month
Please join us to learn more about the beauty and wonder of our faith!



Good Shepherd Kawana Feast Day – 21st April

This Sunday is the Feast Day for Good Shepherd at Kawana. After our 8am morning Mass we will be offering coffee and cake in the rotunda.
Please join us for our celebration.



Alpha Term 2 Course

Next Alpha starts on April 30th!
In our year of invitation, have you considered who you could invite to our next Alpha Course? Alpha Term 2 at OLR begins on Tuesday evening at 6pm in the Parish Centre. Register now at the Office or via the Parish Linktree. It is an 8 week course, dinner and great company included! Any questions, please email [email protected]


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:



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.


Term 2 Confirmation


If you have registered your child for the sacrament of Confirmation for Term 2, we will see you at the parent information night this Tuesday 5-6pm in the OLR church.

Fr Richard Leonard SJ will be the guest speaker for the night. Children are 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



On the Journey

low-angle photo of lightened candles

We welcome Isabella Schroeder, Clara McLoughlin & Oliver Jones who will be baptised at OLR this weekend.

We congratulate Gavin Cameron & Prapai Petkham who were married on Friday at OLR Caloundra.

We pray for Noela Olsen who died last week and her funeral will be held on Tuesday 30th April 11am at Gregson & Weight.

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














Sponsors Of The Parish Newsletter:

Share This Post:

Recent Releases

Recent Posts

Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday: Happy Birthday to Us, the Church!

Happy Birthday to Us, the Church! There are currently 64 young people on the Sacramental Program preparing for ...
Pentecost Sunday

Ministry Update

Worship The solemnity of Pentecost holds profound significance for the Catholic Church, symbolizing the descent of the Holy ...
Pentecost Sunday

Parish News

Due to a Staff Retreat, the Parish Office will be closed this Wednesday 22nd May.  Thank you! Thank ...
Pentecost Sunday

Parish Diary

This Week in Our Parish Monday 20 May:  9.00am Mass Our Lady of the Rosary, Caloundra. 9.30am Adoration Our ...
Scroll To Top