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Parish News May 30, 2024

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A Reflection on the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

The most logical day to commemorate the gift of the presence of Christ’s body and blood in the Eucharist would be the day on which the Eucharist was instituted – Holy Thursday – but that day is part of the Easter Triduum, and its focus is not on the institution of the Eucharist but on the Passion.

The Thursday after Trinity Sunday was chosen for the celebration of the feast of Corpus Christi, as it was originally known. In countries like Australia where it is not a holy day of obligation, the feast is celebrated on the Sunday after Trinity.

The second of the two Prefaces set down for the feast gives us an insight into its real meaning: “Nourishing your faithful by this sacred mystery, you make them holy, so that the human race, bounded by one world, may be enlightened by one faith and united by one bond of charity.”

When we eat and drink the Body and Blood of Christ, we ourselves are transformed more perfectly into the presence of the risen Christ. This is Christ’s gift to us, but it is also a challenge, because it calls us in turn to give our own body and blood to others so that they too might be nourished.

By Elizabeth Harrington

 

 

Landsborough 70th Anniversary Celebrations

Our Lady of the Way worshipping community at Landsborough celebrated their 70th anniversary. Current and former parishioners gathered to glorify God on Trinity Sunday. Special thanks to Holy Cross Funerals for catering the morning.

 

 

 

Urgent Community Alert: Proposed Anti-Discrimination Bill 2024

Dear Parishioners,

We face a significant challenge with the introduction of the Anti-Discrimination Bill 2024 by the Queensland Government, which proposes stringent restrictions on religious freedoms. This bill could greatly impact our ability to operate in alignment with our faith values.

 

Key Concerns:

Restrictive employment standards for religious organisations.

Invasive secular definitions of ‘genuine occupational requirements’.

Disproportionate limitations on our religious practices.

 

We Need Your Action:

  1. Get Informed: Review the legislation explanation summary and/or the detailed submission on the bill provided by our Joint Faiths Working Group. You will find that information on our website.
  2. Contact Your MP: Voice your concerns to ensure our religious freedoms are protected. When MPs receive dozens of letters on an issue, they realise how important it is. Please take 5 minutes to voice your concerns by following this link:

QLD Anti Discrimination Bill – Contact Your MP

 

For more information, please follow the links below:

ADA Bill Response Legislation Summary 

ADA Bill Response MP Letter

ADA Bill Interfaith Submission

 

Save the Date! 22nd June: Pastoral Care Thank You and Information Session

We are inviting all the current and future extraordinary Communion Ministers, who take communion to people’s homes or nursing homes, to join Father Josh and Vivienne for a thank you morning tea.  9.30-12noon in the Egan room. Any further inquiries can be answered by Vivienne on 0409897673. For catering purpose please email the Parish office at [email protected]

 

 

Volunteer Enquiry

We have a new online enquiry form for all volunteers in the Parish. The link is available via our Linktree QR code under the ‘What’s On’ tab on our website. If you don’t have a computer, just call the Parish Office and we will complete the form for you. It is that simple. While the form caters for new and existing volunteers, we are encouraging new volunteers to use the form in the spirit our first annual Parish Service Day, thank you.

 

 

Currimundi Community

Please note that the Thursday Currimundi Mass will now be at 9.15am. This is the same time the Currimundi Sunday Mass is on.

 

 

First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Saturday 1st June @ 7.45am OLR Church Caloundra, you are all welcome

 

 

Men’s Rosary

This Wednesday the 5th June, at 6:30pm at OLR Church, Father Gerard will lead the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Everyone is welcome to bring snacks and cookies as we share tea and coffee after worship. Additionally, we encourage everyone to join our WhatsApp group using the Linktree QR code, in case of any special events, news, or changes to scheduled activities.

 

 

Corpus Christi Procession in Brisbane

 

 

Salvation Army Fundraiser

The Salvation Army are holding a Missionary Fund Raising morning on Tuesday 11 June at 9:30am.  The tickets are $10, which covers morning tea and entry into the Concert with the Band.

For catering purposes, if you would like to attend, please contact Marg Lenz (0459 998 824) or the Salvation Army office with your number of attendees by June 7.

 

 

The Sunshine Coast Homeless Need Our Help

Friends, Fr. Josh and I are participating in the 2024 Vinnies CEO sleep out. The race is on to make our $5000 fundraising target or at least see how far we can go. If you would like to     support one or both of our causes head to the links below!

https://www.ceosleepout.org.au/fundraisers/frfrancisfernandes

https://www.ceosleepout.org.au/fundraisers/frjoshuawhitehead/queensland

We will be sleeping on Maroochydore Beach on the longest night of the year as part of an eye-opening experience as well as raising awareness for those who are sleeping rough every night. I thank you in advance for any contribution you will make!

God bless, Fr. Francis

 

 

SYNOD24: I Am Making All Things New

FAQs: What is SYNOD24?

In three months’ time, our Archdiocese will be holding a Synod to reflect upon and implement the decrees that came out of the Plenary Council.

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: https://aobsynod2024.com/plenary-council-resources/

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: https://aobsynod2024.com/what-is-synod24/

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: https://aobsynod2024.com/plenary-council-resources/

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: https://aobsynod2024.com/what-is-synod24/

For all other information regarding SYNOD24 head to www.aobsynod2024.com

For all enquiries please email Steph Unger (Synod Executive Officer) at [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. These workshops are concise in content; with run-throughs and time for questions. Sessions will go for about an hour. RSVP via the Linktree is a must!

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

Session dates and times are:

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.

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]
Online: www.bnecatholic.stoplinereport.com
https://brisbanecatholic.org.au/safeguarding/safeguard/

Our Local Safeguarding Officer
Judy Moir – [email protected] mb.0421 873 060
Or Brisbane 07 3324 3752 www.brisbanecatholic.org.au/safeguarding

 

 

On the Journey

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We welcome Edith Morton, Presley Wright, Florence Brichesi & Douglas Remington who will be baptised at OLR & Landsborough this weekend.
We pray for the soul of Sr Patricia Rice who died last week, may her soul and the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners Rest in Peace.

 

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