Building the Kingdom Now

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Archbishop Invitation to the Parish Conference
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Community News

Fishers of Men BreakfastFISHERS OF MEN BBQ BREAKFAST
invites men of all age groups to come together in fellowship and enjoy a full barbeque breakfast on the first Saturday morning of each month in the Avocado Room at Paloma Reception Centre at Sunnybank. The next breakfast will be held on Saturday 4th July 2015 from 7.00am to 9.00am in the Avocado Room of the Paloma Reception Centre. The cost is $10.00 per head. Sergeant Mark Wrangell from Mt Gravatt Police Station will be our guest speaker. Join us to find out more about the Traffic Act and the legal aspects of RBT and UIL and how the Alcometer and Breathalyser works. If you would like to attend, please contact Les Micale on 3273 7883 or email him at fom.sunnybank@gmail.com on or before Thursday, 2nd July 2015 for catering purposes.

SUNNYBANK/ACACIA RIDGE FRIENDSHIP GROUP
Our next Morning Tea will be held on 8th July in the Avocado Room. Senior Constable Fiorti who is the Crime & Prevention Co-ordinator with the Police Department will be speaking on Scams and Security. This is the first item on our new program for the rest of the year. Bookings will also continue for our Mystery Bus Trip on 22nd July – Cost $40.00 including Morning Tea & Lunch. Longreach Travellers - You are reminded the final payment for our Longreach Trip is due by 12th July.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIAN OF ADULTS (RCIA)
If you know of anyone interested in learning about the Catholic Faith there will be an Inquiry Session on Wednesday, 15th July at 7.00pm.

BUILDING THE KINGDOM NOW
Parish Conference Saturday 1st August - Mark this date in your calendar and keep an eye on the Parish Bulletin and this website for more information. We cannot engage culture unless we let Jesus first engage us; we cannot dialogue with others unless we first dialogue with Jesus; we cannot challenge unless we first let Jesus challenge us. The Venerable Servant of God, Fulton J. Sheen, once commented, "The first word of Jesus in the Gospel was 'come'; the last word of Jesus was 'go'." Timothy Cardinal Dolan. Are you up for the challenge to "come" to the Parish Conference so that you can more readily "go" out into the world and make a difference?

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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