WELCOME FR MORGAN BATT
We welcome Fr Morgan Batt to Sunnybank this weekend to talk about Vocations. We all have a vocation and we need to continue to pray for vocations to married life and single life, but this weekend we pray especially for vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.
CHURCH FOUNDATION STONE
On the 21st July 1963, Archbishop Duhig laid the foundation stone for the Church at Sunnybank. Almost to the day 53 years later, the foundation stone has been removed from the front brick wall to be placed in an area where it can be seen. I have booked Archbishop Coleridge to bless and open the
refurbished Church Sunnybank in early December. Everything is going to plan at the moment so we will wait and see the exact date of the opening. I am really looking forward to celebrating Christmas in the enlarged and refurbished Church.
CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
Our Lady of Lourdes, Sunnybank, Saturdays, 1.30- 3.00pm.
Meeting dates: 6th and 20th August; 3rd and 17th September; 1st, 15th
and 29th October; 12th and 26th November; 3rd and 17th December.
If you missed EDGE on Friday 15th July, don't worry we will be back on Friday the 29th of July!! EDGE is a youth group for those in grade 6-8, new people are ALWAYS welcomed. It is a place where young people can grow up together. Have fun, make friends, learn about the faith in a fun and relevant way and explore issues that impact them.
CHINESE PRAYER GROUP
New OLOL Chinese (Mandarin) Prayer Group Saturday, 6th August 2016, 2.00pm-5.00pm Avocado Room, Paloma Centre, OLOL We are pleased to invite Parishioners to join a new Chinese (Mandarin) Prayer Group at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. Meeting on the first Saturday of each month, the Prayer Group will centre on praying the Rosary, Bible Study, faith sharing and singing of hymns in Mandarin.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Because of the refurbishment of the Church at Sunnybank this year, some of the first Sacraments of our children have been held over to next year. With Mass in Paloma at Sunnybank, it would have been very difficult to celebrate Confirmation and First Holy Communion. So far this year, the children in year 3 have celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Sister Stella is now
organising to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with any children who missed out this year and this Sacrament will be celebrated in first-term next year for children in year 4,5 or 6 next year.
If your child missed enrolling for the Sacrament of Reconciliation this year 2016, there will be another opportunity to receive this Sacrament in the first term of 2017. Only children who are in Year 4, 5 or 6 in 2017 are eligible. These children will join with the other children who received Reconciliation this year, and who will make their Confirmation and Eucharist later in 2017. If you wish to register, please ring the Parish Office on 3345 3766 for an appointment with Sr Stella. Interviews for enrolment start 12th October 2016. Enrolments close 19th January 2017.