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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.

Fr Dan

 

Community News

ARIA ANGELS - Term 2 Brisbane South Deanery
This program is offered for children between birth and 5 years. Parents and grandparents/caregivers join the children in music, movement, art, craft, morning tea and prayer. While children are singing and dancing, crawling and talking they are cultivating their social, emotional, physical and intellectual development.  It is held at Our Lady of Lourdes 121 Mains Rd Sunnybank.  Click here for dates and cost involved. For further information please contact Anne Scott 0419 642 490 or Sunnybank Parish 33455766

SCHOOL NEWS

Our Lady of Fatima Primary Catholic School
Acacia Ridge - Enrolling for Prep 2016
Applications are now being taken for Prep enrolments
for 2016. Applications forms can be accessed via
www.ourladyoffatima.qld.edu.au
For further information, contact us on 3275 1152

Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School, Sunnybank
Tours of the school will be conducted on
Tuesday 5th May and 16th June at 9.00am.
Reply to Debbie at dpjohnson@bne.catholic.edu.au
or phone the office on 3345 0700.

BAPTISM FOR CHILDREN 7 YEARS TO 15 YEARS
A Baptism Programme for children 7 years to 15 years will be commencing in May 2015. Any parents wishing to enrol their child will need to call the Parish office on 3345 3766 to organise a time for an interview with Sr Stella. Interview times commence 14th April and go to 14th May.

Enrolments close 14 May 2015

PARISH CONFERENCE - 1st AUGUST
"Building the Kingdom Now" - 'Providing effective tools for joyful Evangelization'.  Registrations open June If you have experience in organising conferences and can help out please contact Steven via email youth.sunnybank@bne.catholic.net.au or phone 0403 182 617 OR leave a message at the office. If you have a business who you think could help sponsor this event in any way please contact Steven and we can provide you with some free advertising during the conference.

ANZAC DayANZAC DAY MASS -
Cathedral of St Stephen Saturday 25 April at 8.00am

All welcome to the Annual ANZAC Day Mass which will be celebrated by Archbishop Mark Coleridge at the Cathedral of St Stephen. On this day we welcome many veterans and their families as well as dignitaries from government and defence services. The car park will be open until 1.00pm to allow people to attend the Civic Ceremony.

SINGLES & SOLOS LUNCH
This is a group for single and solo people of middle age who meet on the first Sunday of the month. Our next gathering is on Sunday 3rd May, 2015. We will meet outside Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 10.30am and travel by car to the Sirromet Winery. Please contact Teresa after the 19th April, on 3344 7844 if you are coming, and if so, whether you need transport or whether you can provide it.

SUNNYBANK PARISH HISTORY BOOK
A book on the history of Sunnybank Parish is being assembled dating from the era when Indigenous Aborigines inhabited the area to 2015. Some pages have been set aside for personal experiences of parishioners, new and old, to be reported briefly. Many people underestimate their ability to write - so we'll write your story for you. Just ring. It could be spiritual, humourous, a project in which you were involved, relate to a school experience or a parish organisation to which you may have belonged. If writing your submission yourself please try to keep your submission to around 100 words.We are also looking for historical photos that related to the parish. We will make copies of photos within the week and return your originals ASAP. Please make sure that your submission and photos have your name and phone number.

The editor reserves the right to edit all submissions. Deadline for submissions 10th May, 2015. Leave your submission in the box at the back of the Church.
Any queries contact: John Morris 3172 1321 or 0422 116 438 or Barbara Elliott 3276 1192 or 0414 372 545 Email address: qldexposed@gmail.com

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.

Mike Spann Report

See also Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 16th October 2013

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