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.
We celebrate Palm Sunday on Sunday 13th April. We bless the palms for all of us to take home and read the long Gospel. This year we will all have a copy of the Gospel so we can join in for the Crowd (C) parts. Some parts require some emotion so shout out the response when a lot of emotion is required. Thank you to all the volunteers who have painstakingly platted the palm leaves for all the Parishioners. Your hours of work are very much appreciated.
COMMUNITY RITE OF RECONCILIATION
Tuesday night 15th April at 7pm at Our Lady of Lourdes, we will have a Community Rite of Reconciliation. Please celebrate Reconciliation (Penance) before Holy Thursday, the start of our Easter period called the Triduum.
This week we celebrate the Easter Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday. We are lucky to live in Australia as our major Christian celebration days are holidays and some days with no shops open. The holidays provide us with a welcome break but also provides us time to really celebrate Easter by attending all the Easter ceremonies of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday beginning with Easter Vigil (7pm Sunnybank and 6pm Acacia Ridge).
During Holy Thursday evening Mass we will take up a special collection for Soubirous Place and St Vincent de Paul, as well as the Project Compassion money boxes and envelopes which can be given in at the offertory time.
You are invited to bring a flower to the Good Friday ceremonies which can be brought forward at the time of the Adoration of the Cross. These Flowers will then be used in the Church Easter weekend.
Of particular note is that the Easter Vigil at Our Lady of Lourdes is 7pm (not 6pm) and at Our Lady of Fatima at 6pm.
Following the Easter Vigil at Sunnybank you are invited to join the new Catholics for a little celebration in the Avocado Room in Paloma. You are requested to bring a plate that doesn’t need to be heated.
PARISH FEAST DAY OF OUR LADY OF FATIMA
The Parishioners at Acacia Ridge are reminded that the Archbishop will be
celebrating the Parish feast day of Our Lady of Fatima two weeks after Easter on 4th May at 9 am Sunday Mass.
ANNUAL EASTER MOUNTAIN CLIMB
Join us on Saturday the 19th of April as we climb the mountain and watch the sunrise. Meet at 3am
outside the Parish Office 16-35 year olds welcome to come along – everyone needs to fill out an indemnity form. Cost: $5.00 to cover fuel and breaky. Sign up on the notice board! NOTE: If you are on your open licence and are willing to drive please let us know! Please let us know Monday afternoon 15th April if you are attending!!
Proposed Plans for OLOL Church
During 2014 we will be expanding and refurbishing
the Church at Our Lady of Lourdes Sunnybank. We hope to start work about July and
for Mass on Sunday we will use the Paloma Reception Centre. The work will probably
take more than 6 months and so Christmas Masses this year will most likely be
celebrated in the large covered area at our Lady of Lourdes School. Preliminary
permissions and planning are well under way. Check out the various documents, plans and pictures via the links below.