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Parish News Jun 14, 2024

Eleventh Sunday In Ordinary Time
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Confirmation Celebration

Congratulations to our 64 young parishioners who received the Sacrament of Confirmation recently. A very special thanks goes to the Sacramental Team: Justine, Julie, Donna and Fr Gerard for all the preparation and formation of the students and their parents over the six weeks. Thank you also to Bishop Brian Heenan the conferring Bishop. The music was led majestically by Mrs Fran Griffin on the piano accompanied by the OLR choir who sang beautifully. Please continue to pray for our young Confirmandi, that they may encounter and deepen their relationship with God the Holy Spirit. “Come Holy Spirit, Amen”.



Grief Support Mass

There will be a Grief Support Mass on Friday 21st June at 9am at OLR. This will be followed by a morning tea in the parish centre. All are welcome to join us as we contribute to our parish community and care for each other. For more details please contact Kath Watson – [email protected]


Parish Ladies Lunch 

The Parish Ladies Lunch is on Friday 21st June, 12 noon at Three Restaurant, 1/115 Bulcock Street, Caloundra.
All ladies in the Parish are welcome. Please RSVP by Monday 17th June to Linda 0429380979.



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. We will be discussing the new safeguarding requirements and having a general chat about the ministry. This is your opportunity to speak with others and share stories. Please bring questions to discuss. We are happy to receive your questions in advance, if you send an email with the subject “Attention Vivienne”. We look forward to celebrating with you this very vital ministry on 22nd June 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: [email protected]



St Andrew’s Anglican Church Fundraising Concert

St Andrew’s Anglican Church would love to see you at their June fundraising concert towards a placement organ on Sunday 23rd June commencing at 2:30pm. The “Amber [Piano] Trio” will be performing light classics along with Rex Eggmolesse, vocalist/guitarist. This will be followed with a light afternoon tea. Admissions are $10 each – cash only.



Term 3 First Holy Communion – Starts 16th July

All children from grade 4 or older and who have been confirmed are welcome to make their First Holy Communion in Term 3. The program starts on Tuesday 16th July, 5-6pm in the OLR Church.  The program concludes with the First Holy Communion ceremony on the weekend of 24th /25th August 2024. To register please go to our website—Sacraments—First Holy Communion. Complete the registration form, sign by both parents and submit. Please note the form cannot be completed on your mobile devices. Any questions don’t hesitate to contact the Parish office – [email protected]

Registrations close Friday 12th July 2024



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.



The Sunshine Coast Homeless Need Our Help

This Thursday, 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!

We will be sleeping on Maroochydore Beach on the longest night of the year, 20th June, 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



Presentation on ‘Dementia Awareness’

By Leah Keating, Dementia Doula.
Dementia Doula, which was going to be held in Maroochydore on Friday 19th July, will be rescheduled at a later date. A new date will be advertised soon.



SYNOD24: I Am Making All Things New


In three months, the Archdiocese of Brisbane will hold SYNOD24: I Am Making All Things New.  This significant gathering of 150 people from across the Archdiocese will take place at the Holy Spirit Seminary’s Xavier Centre on September 6 and 7 and October  11 and 12. The SYNOD24: I Am Making All Things New Opening Mass and Closing Mass will be open to public with more information to be made available in the coming weeks.  Listed below are some answers to frequently asked questions:


Q: Who will be attending SYNOD24: I Am Making All Things New?

A: This gathering of the faithful will represent the full diversity of our Archdiocese and will include young people, members of multicultural communities, representatives from Archdiocesan agencies and organisations, representatives from social justice organisations and health care, lay representatives from each deanery, religious men and women from a range of orders, Clergy representatives and our Vicars and Bishops. The synod will be overseen by Archbishop Mark Coleridge with Bishop Tim Norton SVD as Chair. A full list of all those attending will be published in the lead up to the first session in September.


Q: Why did the Archbishop choose “I Am Making All Things New” as the scripture?

A: “I am making all things new” comes from Revelations 21:5 and is a reminder to us all to allow the Holy Spirit to make all things new within us. Synodality is about listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit in the stories, experiences and challenges of all those in our community so we can discern the right path to travel together. It is about listening with open minds, hearts, and ears so that we truly respond to what the bold creativity of the Holy Spirit is asking of us. To truly listen to others then means that we need to let go of our own agendas and even our hurts, so we are made new, walking together in the hope, joy and mission of the Risen Christ.


Visit for more information.


SYNOD24 Reflection On A Consultation:

Synod Engagement Team member Elizabeth Fort has been facilitating consultations around focus area (Decree) 8: Integral Ecology For The Sake Of Our Common Home.  Head here to read her thoughtful reflection on the power of spiritual conversations, even with little people.



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:

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

Don’t forget we have ‘Know Your Faith’ sessions, and Fr Francis has taken them on the road! With Landsborough enjoying the first session on the 1st Friday of the month. 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 9.30 am
Wk 4 OLR Thursday 5pm
Put the dates in your diaries now and join us as we Journey in Faith together! RSVP is required for OLR sessions by the Tuesday before via the link below:

@olrcatholicparish | Linktree



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 Harlow, Winslow & Willow Parker, Zach & Maeve Bowman, & Avalon Blundell who will be baptised at OLR this weekend.
We pray for John Rainer, Barry Hall & Wilhelmus Boog who died last week and their funerals will be Tuesday 18th June at OLR at 11am, Thursday 20th June at G&W 1pm & Wednesday 26th June at G&W 1pm respectively. May their souls and the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners Rest in Peace.


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