Welcome to our website
Welcome to the Parishes of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sunnybank and Our Lady of Fatima, Acacia Ridge. Our website will give you a range of information about both Parishes which are administered from Sunnybank Parish.
I hope we can help you in many ways and also help you to know God.
FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
You are invited to the Feast of the Immaculate
Conception of Our Lady on Saturday 5th December 2015. Organised
for the third year by the Marian Groups of OLOL and
OLOF, the programme highlights are:
10.00am Multi-Cultural Rosary Bouquet in 5
10.30am Mass to be celebrated by Fr Dan
11.30am Christmas Carols by Brian Beiers & the
Samoan Youth Choir
11.50am Procession with the Statue of Our Lady to
12 noon Festive Lunch at Avocado Room, Paloma
Please bring a plate to share. The on-going 9 Weeks
Novena (3 October - 28 November) will lead to the Feast Day.
Come and feel the Joy with Our Lady!
AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH FESTIVAL
This week 30 youth and young adults from our community will be heading down to Adelaide for the Australian Catholic Youth Festival. There will be 6000 other youth and young adults from across Australia attending the event! Please pray for all the young people who will be attending but especially our young people, that their hearts may be open to all that God desires to do!!! To everyone that is going... hope you have a blast and come back transformed!!
ST VINCENT DE PAUL CHRISTMAS HAMPERS
Sunnybank and Acacia Ridge have started collecting groceries for our Christmas Hampers. Donations may be left at the back of the Churches. Cut-off date will be 5th/6th December. Hams, cakes, puddings and custards are needed for every Hamper. Please watch "Use by Dates" on all items. Toys and chocolates are not being collected this year.
Website coming soon!!
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Proposed Plans for OLOL Church
One of the biggest changes we will face in
Sunnybank in 2015 is the refurbishment and
extension of our Church. There has been a lot of
planning carried out during 2014 to prepare for our
new Church. The plans for the Church were sent to
the Brisbane City Council in October and we have just
finished 3 weeks of advertising locally asking for responses from those living close to the
Church. Thankfully at this stage there have been no objections. We hope to proceed
with the planning process and when the final approval is given by Brisbane City Council
in the next 6 weeks our architect will draw up detailed plans, advertise for builders and
we hope to begin building by midyear. This has lots of implications for our everyday use
of our Church and we hope to be able to use our Paloma centre for our Sunday Masses.
Please pray that everything goes smoothly.
I have formed a committee to act as a think tank to help in the planning process for the
refurbishment and extension of the Sunnybank Church. The committee consists of Lyn
Smith, David Grace, Gerry de Ruyter, Pat Goh and Mike Spann. The committee has
met several times already and one of the tasks of the committee is to assist in
raising funds for the new Church. In the New Year the committee will be asking for your
financial help by advertising items in the Church which you could assist in paying for.
These items include new pews, new altar furniture (e.g. a new chair for the Priest, a new
marble reading stand, work on the marble altar), new furniture in the Priests sacristy and
working sacristy, new furniture in the Reconciliation rooms, a new Baptistry and many
more items. We were taken back a little when the first quote came in for new pews
costing $6000 each.