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Welcome to the Catholic Parish of Caloundra and to our parish website. Our website will hopefully provide you with the information you require as well as a broad overview of the many different ways you can both cultivate your faith and connect with us. We have a large number of communities that together, form Our Lady of the Rosary Parish and we look forward to meeting you.
The Church can sometimes seem like an unchanging institution, expecting people to come to her rather than her members going out and striving to connect with others.
We seek first, therefore, to learn about your needs and desires. The goal, first and foremost, is to listen to you. Through listening, we seek to discover ways to assist you – not seeking to change you in any way but to be what you need in a church; a church which seeks to be “all things for all people” (1 Cor 9:22). Please help us listen to you by completing a 2-minute survey.
As an outward-facing parish community, we use Alpha as our primary tool for connecting with those who may not feel connected with their faith or a faith community. Alpha is simply a meal, a movie and a discussion over a number of weeks and provides the opportunity and non-judgmental environment in which people are free to ask any question. For more information about Alpha, please email our coordinator, Jacinta Elks - [email protected]
For many Catholics, the celebration of the Eucharist is the life that enables all ministry to occur, gives each community identity and brings us into communion. As we share in the celebration of the Eucharist - even online - may you be drawn deeper into the mystery of Christ among us and be more keenly aware of God’s great love for all people.
Our parish office is open from 9am-1pm Mon-Fri. We welcome your enquires. Please also feel free to leave a message on the answer phone (5430 9390) or email us and we'll be in touch - [email protected]
Fr Peter Brannelly