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Parish News Jun 21, 2024

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Vinnies CEO Sleepout Results

On Thursday night this last week, Fr Francis (first time), and I (Fr Josh, fourth time), slept on the beach in front of Maroochydore Surf Club in the annual Vinnies CEO Sleepout. Each year, community leaders gather on one of the longest and coldest nights of winter to experience a taste of what thousands of homeless people endure every night. While I cannot overstate the power of this experience, I also cannot overstate my gratitude – on behalf of those who will benefit – to you who have once again donated so generously to this worthy cause. At the time of printing, we have raised a combined total of $10,159, which is a phenomenal amount, thank you! Please know that all monies raised – over $100,000 – for the Sunshine Coast Vinnies
CEO Sleepout stay on the Sunshine Coast and are available to the different St Vincent de Paul Conferences when they offer assistance to people experiencing homelessness.



70 Years Married

Last week Jack & Viera celebrated many years together and received the Pope’s blessing at Kawana. Viera says: “70 years and we are still talking to each other!”

Congratulations Jack & Viera!



Position Vacant

A new paid secretarial position has opened in the parish office. If you would love to work as part of a dynamic team, have a welcoming personality, experience with computer skills and can work 16hr p/w, we invite you to submit your resume to [email protected]



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.



Maleny Book Club

The first meeting of the Maleny Book Club will be this Tuesday 25th June at 1:30pm in the Pat Daley Centre. The book for discussion is “He Leadeth Me” by Fr Walter Ciszek SJ. Contact Julie in Maleny on 0412692343 for further information.



Peter’s Pence Collection

Each year parishes in the Archdiocese of Brisbane take up the Peter’s Pence collection as a retiring collection. The collection will take place at the end of all Masses next weekend 29/30 June. The Peter’s Pence Collection is an annual collection of the Catholic Church around the world. The collection allows the Holy Father to respond to the most needy throughout the world, to offer timely, effective emergency assistance to our suffering brothers and sisters.



Ladies Morning Tea

Saturday: 29th June at 9:30am at Sacred Heart Church, Maleny.
RSVP: 26th June 2024 to Ruth Blackburn on 0447004950 or [email protected]
Please bring own name tag.



Men’s Rosary Crusade

The Men’s Rosary Crusade is on Wednesday 3rd July at 6.30pm OLR Church. All welcome to stay and share tea and coffee
after worship, please bring snacks to share. Please join our WhatsApp group using the Linktree QR code under the “What’s On” tab on our website.



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.




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.



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 Judd & Jayren Bobotioc, Hazel Langley, Austin Vajda, Sofie Gort, Jack & Emily Reynolds who will be baptised at OLR this weekend.
We pray for our Parishioners who have died, their funerals will be:

                        • Nelson O’Brien – was Friday 21st June at Gregson & Weight.
                        • Marie McGregor – Tuesday 25th June 11am at OLR.
                        • Wim Boog – Wednesday 26th June 1pm at Gregson & Weight.
                        • Patricia Cecil – Thursday 27th June 12:30pm at St Peter’s, Caboolture.
                        • Jennifer West – Thursday 27th June 1pm at OLW Landsborough.
                        • Barry Hall – Thursday 27th June 1pm at Gregson & Weight.

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


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