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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

Wednesday, 28th October is our Annual General Meeting, when some of our committee will not nominate again for positions, so of course we are looking for FOUR more new members to join the Committee. Please give serious consideration to being part of a wonderful group in the Parishes of Sunnybank and Acacia Ridge.

This Group is inclusive of BOTH Parishes, so you are urged to think seriously about nominating for some of the positions vacant. You may do this at the Annual General Meeting, before voting begins. You, of course must be a financial member of the Friendship Group to nominate.

At this meeting, we will also celebrate any 80 or 90 year old members who have had ‘special’ birthdays this year. A lovely Morning Tea will be enjoyed by everyone with sandwiches and a special cream cake to celebrate the end of a very successful year for the Friendship Group. Enquiries: Maureen – 3345 6556; Dawn – 3711 9465

ARIA ANGELS - Term 4 - Brisbane South Deanery
Aria Angels aims to celebrate the small pleasures, nurture holistic development, imagine the possibilities and create meaningful relationships. Children learn their faith as they learn to walk, talk, create and explore. This program is offered to 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. Term dates are as follows:
Wednesdays - 14/21/28 October, 4/11/18/25 November.
Time: 9.00am for 9.30am start - 11.00am
Place: Our Lady of Lourdes, Mains Road, Sunnybank
Cost: $6.00 Contact: Anne Scott 0419 642 490

Nightly Rosary during October - 6.30pm - 7.00pm, except Saturdays to start at 5.30pm, followed by regular Parish Mass at 6.00pm. Also Masses will be held on 7th October 7.00pm (Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary) and 31st October 6.00pm (Culmination & Regular Parish Mass).

9 Weeks Novena leading to the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary 3rd October to 28th November. We wish to invite all Parishioners to the 9 Week Novena Prayers, which will lead to the Feast Day celebrations of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday, 5th December at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Organised for the 3rd year by the Marian Groups of OLOL and OLOF, we invite you to come and feel the Joy with Our Lady! Contact Patrick or Celine for further details - 3273 4254.

Sister Stella is beginning interviews for children who are in year 3 and older who will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation before Easter next year. Please contact the Parish office if you have children who are ready to begin preparing for the Sacraments.

Friday, 9th October 2015 at 7.00pm
Parishioners from both Parishes who are celebrating their wedding anniversary this year with the year ending in ‘0’ or‘5’, are invited to come along to a Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes, followed by Supper in the Avocado Room. Twenty-four couples and their families have registered to attend. Families are encouraged to attend with the couple celebrating their significant Anniversary, and you are invited to bring a plate to join in the celebrations after Mass. Contact the Parish office if you would like to be involved.

Life Nites will resume for Term 4 on Sunday the 11th of October. Hope to see you then LifeNite is a youth group for those in grade 9-12. It is a place where young people can come together create lifelong friendships, have fun and learn about how the faith can be relevant in your life! It's a place where the tough questions can be asked and real answers are given!

Unite Youth & Young Adult Ministry

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.

Mike Spann Report

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

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