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Parish News May 10, 2024

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Unity Feast Day Celebrations

We joined with the Uniting Church community to celebrate our Feast Day last Sunday.
We had a very enjoyable morning tea with a celebratory cake.


Assistance Required

I am looking for someone who is willing to pick up a fellow parishioner and bring them to and from 6.30am mass on Sunday mornings. If you are a regular and could help out would you please contact Trish Harding and I will contact you to coordinate this wonderful gesture. Many thanks, Trish 0417 314 855.



The Sunshine Coast Homeless Need Our Help

Every night, thousands of Australians experience homelessness. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This year Fathers Francis and Josh are taking part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul Society to support Australians in need. For one night on the longest night of the year (20th June), they’ll be sleeping outside on Maroochydore
Beach as part of an eye-opening experience to raise awareness and bring home the realities of homelessness. To help break the devastating cycle of homelessness, they need your support
please. Will you help them to reach their target? Donating $100 can make a huge difference to people who need it most. Your support is very much appreciated!


SYNOD24: I Am Making All Things New

We are just over three months away from a significant event in the life of our archdiocese: Synod24. Synod24 will be a two-part synod in which the decrees from the Plenary Council are turned into binding actions for our archdiocese. Over the next few months, we will be publishing different resources so that everyone can know what is happening in this space, including:

  • A Parish video from the Archbishop announcing the Synod that includes Bishop Tim and Steph Unger answering some FAQs around the Synod
  • A resource for parishes and communities to have their own synodal conversations around the Plenary Council Decrees and to discern their own actions to be a more co-responsible church on mission
  • Translations of the Consultation Process resources
  • Reports on consultations for each area of focus (Decree)

FAQs: What is SYNOD24?

SYNOD24 is about discerning action plans that will help the Archdiocese implement the areas of focus (Decrees) that came out of the Plenary Council. A brief explanation of each area of focus (Decree) can be found here:

SYNOD24 will be held on two days in September and two days in October where approximately 150 people representing the diversity of the Archdiocese will discuss, debate and vote on the proposed practical and measurable actions plans. Synod Members must attend all four days. More information on SYNOD24 can be found here:

Plenary Council Decree 7 requires all dioceses and eparchies to have a synod by the end of 2025. SYNOD24 is our response to this requirement. You can download all Plenary Council Decrees here:

SYNOD24 honours the significant level of broad consultation, listening and discerning that has taken place over the course of the Plenary Council journey (since 2018) and is the next step of this process. Consultations over March, April and May have been focused on voices that had not been heard previously, voices of those on the margins, experts and experienced practitioners. This is to ensure the action plans are practical and measurable, that they reflect the needs of our Archdiocese, and that they truly reflect the responses submitted throughout the Plenary Council process. To remind yourself of the Plenary Council journey since 2018 head here:

For all other information regarding SYNOD24 head to

For all enquiries please email Steph Unger (Synod Executive Officer) at [email protected]



Grief Support

All are welcome to a Grief Support get-together on Friday morning 17th May in the parish centre at 9.45am. There is no set timeframe for the experience of grief and grief comes in many forms. Pop in if you feel like a chat. Kath Watson [email protected]



Altar Server Training

Building on the success of our Lectors workshops, The Worship Team will be putting on altar server training across the parish. All ages are welcome and encourage; we especially want you to get your kids involved. Altar serving is a great way of keeping kids actively involved and focused on the mass. We plan for this workshop to be concise in content; with run-throughs and questions, sessions will go for about an hour. Please email the parish office with your contact details and which sessions you are going to:

[email protected]

At this stage, some communities do not require altar servers and this is reflected below:

Session dates and times are:

18th May – OLR – 3:30pm

25th May – Beerwah – 4pm

2nd June – Maleny – after mass

9th June – Unity Chapel – 3:30pm

16th June – OLR – 8am



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.




Mother’s Day Celebrations at Caloundra This Weekend

Saturday 5pm mass-wine, cuppa & food;
Sunday 6:30am mass-croissants, pastries & cuppa;
Sunday 9:30am- Devonshire tea.
Please stay and enjoy the hospitality! 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.



Know Your Faith

‘Know Your Faith’ sessions have started, and Fr Francis has taken them on the road! 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.
Landsborough First 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.



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

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We welcome Luka Smith, Myla & Oliver Bond who will be baptised at OLR this weekend.

We pray for Jeanette Flint who died last week, funeral details TBC. We also pray for Mary Allen, Ian Franks & Marie McGregor who have died and their funerals will be 17th May. 11am at Gregson & Weight, 24th May, 11am at Sacred Heart Maleny and 25th June, 11am at OLR Church respectively.

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














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