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Parish Events and News this week May 14, 2021

Ascension Sunday

Ladies Lunch

The Ladies Lunch is this Friday May 21st at 12 noon at Three Restaurant. Unlike before we need to know numbers. Please contact Deborah 0410531901 by Monday May 17th if you would like to attend.


National Count of Mass attendance

This weekend’s head count will be counting all the male and females who will be at Mass. Australia’s Catholic parishes are asked to undertake the five-yearly National Count of Attendance in May. Held every five years since 2001, the project is a simple head count of all attendees at all parishes over the four weekends of May. The National Count of Attendance is held in the same year as the Australian Census, which will take place in August. That allows for information gathered from the two projects to be analysed together.


Changing Liturgical Seasons

We are nearing the end of our Easter Season as we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord this weekend, and then Pentecost Sunday next weekend. Both of these feasts help us to further make connections between the Life, Death, and Resurrection of Christ and our own life, death, and resurrection. As soon as we think of the great feast of Pentecost we think of the Holy Spirit and the colour RED which so powerfully symbolises this feast and the working of the Holy Spirit.

Next weekend why don’t we all, as a community, try and wear something RED, and during the course of living this week contemplate what that item of clothing might be. It certainly is a practical way of preparing for Pentecost!


Hours of Grace (HOG)

You shall worship the Lord your God, and I will bless your bread and your water; and I will take sickness away from among you (Exodus 23:25)

Hours Of Grace is a prolonged period of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament initiated in Australian Catholic Parishes to enable prayer and praise to Jesus Christ who is truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. It happens across the country every year from Ash Wednesday till Pentecost. These are moments of grace where Jesus invites each one of us into an intimate encounter for a loving embrace. It is a personal invitation to all who love Him through this Heavenly Sacrament. This month beginning at 10am on Thursday 20th May until Saturday 22nd May 9am, there will be continuous Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Caloundra. ​Individuals and groups are encouraged to come together for prayer. The church will remain open the entire time and the Blessed Sacrament will be on the Altar except during liturgies and meetings.

You are encouraged to register in advance for your available time for a selected period using the roster available at the entrance of the church.

We hope this will be a wonderful time of prayer for everyone


Do you know someone in need?

You need not be isolated from your Caloundra Parish family if you find yourself suddenly sick or unable to join us for Mass each weekend. In each of our communities there are Extraordinary Ministers of Communion who, on a weekly basis, visit homes within our Parish and they bring with them the Blessed Sacrament. If you would like them to visit you or if you know someone who is in need of a visit please contact the Parish Office on email [email protected] or phone 54309390.



Parish Diary

Sunday 16 May:

  • Kid’s Club at OLR 9.30am Mass
  • Illuminate Youth Group at Unity for grades 9-12 – 6-8pm


Monday 17 May:

  • Adoration after the OLR Mass each Monday.
  • The OLR craft group meet every Monday 9am-12noon in the Parish Centre. For more information please contact Helen McGlynn on 0409 050 722.
  • Charismatic Prayer Group gathers to praise God and to give thanks for all God’s blessings, every 1st & 3rd Mondays of the month 7-8.30pm in the AED room. Contact Dorothy for details – 0403 175 714


Tuesday 18 May:

  • Women’s Prayer and Friendship Group every Tuesday in the Parish Centre from 9.30-10.45am. All welcome, any enquiries contact Vivien 0400291979
  • Maleny Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 8.30am, Mass 9.00am Maleny Rosary 9.30am after Mass.
  • OLR St Vincent de Paul meet every Tuesday at 3pm in the Parish Centre. We make daily visits to those in need. New members welcome. Phone Dawn 5430 9390 for further enquiries.


Wednesday 19 May:

  • Art class with Jude this week in the Parish Centre 10-12noon.
  • Caloundra Catholic Community Social Justice Network (CCCSJN) in the Pastoral Care Boardroom 10.00 am – 11.30 am. Special topic is preparation for ATSI Sunday. Visitors and enquiries welcome but it is essential to contact Bob before the meeting to receive papers. [email protected]
  • Confirmation practise evening for the children making their Confirmation 5-6pm in the OLR church


Thursday 20 May:

  • Hours of Grace will happen in the OLR Church from 10am 20th May till 9am Saturday 22nd May. See details on 2nd page.


Friday 21 May:

  • Landsborough Mass this week will be at 10am which will include the wedding of Peter Farrell and Dianne Potts.
  • Lighthouse Youth Group for grades 6-8 in the Parish Centre from 5:15-7:15pm


Saturday 22 May:

  • Hours of Grace finishes at 9am


Sunday 23 May:

  • Kid’s Club at OLR 9.30am Mass
  • Illuminate Youth Group at Unity for grades 9-12 – 6-8pm

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