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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

Multicultural Mass

Invitation To Celebrate
Our Lady of Lourdes
Multicultural Mass Sunday 6th March at 10.30am

Wear your National Dress
Showing the Diversity of the Seven Continents!
Bring your wonderful foods to the
Festival of Food at Paloma after Mass!
Contact the Parish Office on 3345 3766 with your
ideas on how to celebrate this occasion.
Next meeting to complete our plans is Tuesday
9th February 2016 at 7.00pm Parish Office.
Come to the meeting with your wonderful ideas!

LENT
It was great to see so many people at Mass on Ash Wednesday. I estimate that 1200 adults and 300 school children attended Mass at Sunnybank, and 400 adults and 250 children at Acacia Ridge, as we began Lent with the ceremony of placing ashes on our forehead. The three areas we look at during Lent are: our prayer – can I spend more time in prayer, at Mass, praying the rosary, attending Stations of the Cross, Adoration of the Eucharist, or quiet prayer every day; fasting – giving up something, food, drink, impatience, telling lies, being dishonest, gossiping about others or living an immoral life; almsgiving – what we give up we give away, possibly to Project Compassion (envelopes are at the back of the Church).

During Lent, we have an extra Mass at Sunnybank at 6.30 am Friday and at Acacia Ridge at 6.30 pm Friday (following the Stations of the Cross at 5.45 pm). Also at Sunnybank during Lent on Saturday at 10:30 am, we have Mary's Way of the Cross (Stations of the Cross). At the Sunday Masses during Lent, we will pray some parts of the Mass differently. At the Penitential Rite we will pray the Confiteor (I Confess). We will sing “Lord Hear My Prayer” at the beginning and the end of the Prayers of the Faithful. After Communion, we will have a few minutes of quiet prayer and reflection.

BIBLE STUDY GROUP
The group will begin the year by covering the Archdiocesan Lenten Program, for the six weeks of Lent. You are warmly invited to join the group at any time (no prior Bible knowledge needed). OLOL Media Room, 9.00 am to 11.30 am every Tuesday. Morning Tea and conversation until 9.45 am, followed by the actual study time until 11.30 am. Contact Sue & Rob Scott 3711 5921.

ARIA ANGELS
Aria Angels which is for children from birth to Pre-school, begins this Wednesday, 17th February. This is a very lively group of children and their parents or grandparents who enjoy song, prayer and play. Term 1 Dates: Wednesdays - 9.00 for 9.30am start - 11.00am. February, 17th and 24th; March, 2nd, 9th, and 16th (Cost: $6.00). Contact Anne Scott 0419 642 490 / Parish Office 3345 3766.

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Church Extensions and Refurbishment Plans for OLOL Church

We have been talking for a few years about the extensions and refurbishment of the Church at Sunnybank. We are now very close to fulfilling the dream. Our architects are completing their detailed drawings and we will be going to tender in February to finalise a builder for the project. We received approval from the Brisbane City Council in February to go ahead. The Council imposed some conditions of air-conditioning the Church and bitumening the back car park. We objected to the conditions and the Council agreed that we could keep the grass on the back car park but we still need to keep the windows and doors closed on the Church which therefore involves air-conditioning the Church. This objection process took close to 7 months.

We began a financial campaign in the middle of November to help pay for some of the new items and refurbished items in our new Church. In this financial campaign we began a “BUY A CUBIC METRE” campaign to help reduce the payments on our $2.7 million project. Since the middle of November we have raised $79,269 and received promises for a further $52,000.

Some of the costs involved in the project are demolition and asbestos removal $133,650, plumbing and electrical works $148,350, new pews $106,200 and refurbishing our present pews $57,000, air-conditioning $275,000 and 4 new toilets $58,750. As you can see this is a very substantial refurbishment of our Church.

I live in hope when I say I look forward to celebrating our Christmas Masses next year in a fully restored and air-conditioned Church. This is something worth looking forward to.

Mike Spann Report

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

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