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Parish News Jun 28, 2024

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
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 Annual Performance Report

In an effort to demonstrate stewardship of the parish’s financial resources, Fr Josh and the Parish Finance Council have put together an annual performance report. Hard copies of this report will be available at all Masses this weekend. Please click here to download a digital copy of the report.


Looking to Explore God’s Word? Consider Bible Study Groups

There are multiple Bible Study opportunities on offer across the parish. The groups are guided by work booklets that offer questions and reflections.
• The new study for the Caloundra groups is called “Growing Older & Wiser” and begins in July after the school Holidays. To register interest contact: Caroline Kettle 0435 828 092.
• For the Hinterland – watch this space!!! Exciting things to come.
• Upcoming – At Kawana Good Shepherd Centre. For those looking for more, a course on the Acts of the Apostles will be offered over 10 sessions from 22nd August. This rich course is written by renowned Catholic biblical scholar Dr Mary Healy and is entitled “Evangelism/Acts of the Apostle”. A small donation of $15 is appreciated to cover resources. Sessions
8am-9:30am. You can register interest with John Manion at [email protected]


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, and have experience with computer skills and can work 16hr p/w, we invite you to submit your resume to [email protected]



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 this weekend. 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 this 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.


First Saturday Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Saturday 6th July @ 7.45am OLR Church Caloundra. You are all welcome!


Save the Date! Bake Sale!

There will be a bake sale after the 9:30am Mass at OLR on Sunday 14th July to raise funds to help send the youth and young adults in the parish to Ignite Conference in September this year.


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 click here to complete the registration form. 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



Kawana Faith & Formation Bible Study – “Lectio: Evangelisation/Acts of the Apostles” – John Manion

I’m so grateful that at an early age, I came to personally know and love Jesus, and had an appreciation for His Holy Church. I experienced Jesus’s presence and faithful companionship as my dearest friend. In my early twenties I invited the Holy Spirit of my baptism, to come alive within me, the same Spirit that rose Jesus from the dead. I was empowered by His love and gifts, and simultaneously encountered the love and forgiving mercy of my Heavenly Father. The distinctive persons of the Blessed Trinity became personal and real. In our bible study of the Acts of the Apostles, we see the disciples of Jesus, who also knew Him personally, but now experienced at Pentecost a radical change in their lives resulting in boldly proclaiming the ‘Good News’ and establishing Jesus’s Church on earth.

Come and join us in our 10 Thursday morning video & discussion sessions of “Lectio: Evangelisation/The Acts of the Apostles” presented by the Augustine Institute, Colorado, and Vatican respected theologian, Dr Mary Healy, who will endorse the teachings of the Catholic Church on this authentic Pentecost experience through references to the early Church Fathers, Our Mother Mary, various Church Councils, the live of the saints, current Papal declarations, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Come and rediscover your Church’s foundations and early history which confirms our primary call is to evangelise.

Venue: Kawana Good Shepherd Centre, Nanyima St Buddina, (opp. Kawana Library).

Dates & Time: Every Thursday 8:00-9:30am from 22 Aug-24 Oct ’24

Costs: $15 donation to partly cover bible study guide (only those that can afford)

Enquires & Registrations: [email protected] (Registrations limited to 15).



Readers (and Listeners!)

The second Vatican Council reminded us of the central place of scripture in public worship: ‘Christ is present in his word since it is he himself who speaks when the holy Scriptures are read in the Church’ and ‘The Church is nourished spiritually at the table of God’s word and at the table of the Eucharist’.

The only contact that many Catholics have with the biblical texts occurs at Sunday Mass. It is vital that this encounter be a positive experience so that they will develop over time a ‘warm and living love of scripture’.

Those who are called to be readers at Mass, then, take on an important ministry. In fact they are not ‘readers’ at all. Almost everyone can read, but only some can effectively proclaim the word of God. Carrying out the role well requires faith in the word of God, a love of scripture, thorough preparation and the skills needed for reading aloud in public.

Proclaiming the word is a two way process which requires attentive listeners for it to be effective. We will hear the Word of God better if we prepare by reading the texts before coming to Mass then put our Missals aside during the Liturgy of the Word and engage in dialogue with the word.

By Elizabeth Harrington.



Volunteer Enquiry

We have a new online enquiry form for all volunteers in the Parish. The link is available here, or 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. The form caters for new and existing volunteer, wishing to modify their volunteering.



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 Caloundra 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 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 Louis Hodgkinson, Amora Mortaud, Isla Mylchreest, Hudson O’Connor & Keeva O’Connor who will be baptised at OLR this weekend. We pray for Kevin McMahon, Errol McCoster & Patricia Orrell who recently died, their funerals will be on Thursday 4th July at 11am, Thursday 4th July at 3pm, and Friday 5th July at 11am all at OLR respectively. May their souls and the souls of our deceased priests, religious and parishioners

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


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