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Parish News May 3, 2024

Sixth Sunday of Easter
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The parish office will be closed this Monday 6th May as it is a public holiday. 



Kawana Feast Day Celebration Photos

Kawana had a wonderful morning celebrating their Feast Day. There were heaps of food and a fantastic cake made by one of our parishioners. Well done to all involved for making the morning a huge success.


Parish Car Park 

Please be aware that the main church carpark requires REVERSE parking. This is to ensure the safety of our children and Parishioners. Thank you.

May Count

In the month of May, we will be doing the annual Archdiocesan Mass count on each of the four Sundays in May. Please stay until the end of Mass for the count.



First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Saturday 4th May @ 7.45am OLR Church. Caloundra, you are all welcome.



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.
Sacred Heart Maleny will be holding a Beef & Beverage Brunch following 9:00am Mass. You are all welcome!



Monastic Craft Sale at OLR/Unity 

Sunday, the 5th of May, the Sisters of Mary Morning Star will be hosting a craft sale after the following Masses, OLR 6.30am & 9.30am, Unity 5pm, to raise funds for their community. They will be selling home-made jams, rosaries, Baptismal and decorative candles, CDs, pottery and leather goods. Please come and help support their community! The craft sales will accept cash and bank transfer.



Adoration This Wednesday Night at Caloundra

All are invited to join our young adults for an hour of Adoration on Wednesday 8th May, 6.30-7.30pm at OLR. We’d love to see you there!

What is Adoration?
When Catholics say they are “going to Adoration,” they are typically referring to Eucharistic Adoration, which is the worship of the Eucharist outside of the Mass. The Eucharistic Host is displayed in a monstrance on the altar so that all can see and pray in the presence of Christ.



Mother’s Day Celebrations at Caloundra

Saturday, 11th May 5pm mass-wine, cuppa & food;
Sunday, 12th May 6:30am mass-croissants, pastries & cuppa;
9:30am- Devonshire tea.
Come with your Mums! Or anyone who has been a mother to you. All welcome!!



Ladies Lunch 

The next Ladies Lunch will be on Friday 17th May 12 noon at The Waves Club corner of Arthur Street and Bingera Terrace Caloundra. All ladies are welcome. Please advise if you are coming by Monday 13th May to Deborah 0410531901.



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

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

The last of our lector’s workshops is this weekend at OLR. Your involvement will enrich you and your worshipping community! So come along! All sessions will be in the Church following Mass. Please register for your workshop via Linktree. Scheduled dates are:
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.



Know Your Faith

‘Know Your Faith’ sessions have started, and Fr Francis has taken them on the road! With Landsborough enjoying the first session on Friday. These are small group faith formation opportunities on a variety of interesting topics on a monthly cycle. Just a reminder where they are each week.
Wk 1 Landsborough Friday 9.30am
Wk 2 OLR Thursday 5pm
Wk 3 Maleny Tuesday 9.30am
Wk 4 OLR Thursday 5pm
Put the dates in your diaries now and join us as we Journey in Faith together! There is no need to RSVP, just come along.


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.


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 Luna Corazza Rodrigues who will be baptised at OLR within the Brazilian Mass on Sunday.

We pray for Ryan Costingan who died last week, his funeral will be held on Friday 10am at Gregson & Weight.

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














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