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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

ARCHDIOCESAN SURVEY
The Archbishop has asked us to be part of the preparation for the next Synod on the Family in Rome. Family is very important to all of us so you can participate in the Synod by responding to the Archdiocesan survey. This survey is on the Archdiocesan website brisbanecatholic.org.au. The responses must be sent to the Archdiocese by February 10th.

SENIORS MASS AND MORNING TEA AFTERWARDS
The parish Seniors Mass will be celebrated on Friday 6th February 2015 at 10am followed by a morning tea in the Avocado Room in the Paloma Centre. This Mass is especially for you. All are welcome, from those who have recently retired to the most senior parishioners. A special invitation is extended to those new to the parish. Please come along, meet new friends and enjoy the morning. The back grassed area will be open for easy parking.

Fishers of MenFISHERS OF MEN BARBECUE BREAKFAST
We invite men of all ages to come together in fellowship and enjoy a full barbeque breakfast on the first Saturday morning of each month. The cost is $10 per head. The next breakfast will be held on Saturday 7th February 2015 from 7 - 9am in the Avocado Room of the Paloma Centre. If you would like to attend please reply to Les Micale on 3273 7883 or email him on c.micale@hotmail.com.

PARISH FEAST DAY
This year we will celebrate the Feast Day on Friday 13th February, 2015. The celebration will start with the Rosary at 7pm This will be followed by the Feast Day Mass at 7.30pm with Bishop Joseph Oudeman as the main celebrant. After Mass, everyone is invited to continue the celebration at the Paloma Parish Complex. Parishioners are encouraged to bring a plate of finger food to share. As some people do not have time to eat before Rosary and Mass, the focus on savoury would be appreciated, e.g. sandwiches, asparagus rolls, sausage rolls, mini quiches. However, if you prefer to bring sweet treats, e.g. slices, pikelets. & jam & cream, cupcakes, muffins that would be welcome as well. Please drop off food contributions at the Parish Complex before Mass.

PARISH MULTICULTURAL MASS
A Multicultural Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Lourdes on Sunday 1st March 2015 at 10.30am. We are looking forward to this Multi-Cultural Mass, anticipating its spiritual and unifying influence as well as expecting to see some spectacular culinary delights after the liturgies! Come along to this celebration wearing dress that is identified with your culture and bring a dish to celebrate your culture after Mass. Please put this Multicultural Mass into your diaries. Remember the joy we experienced last year with the beautiful Mass and the celebrations of food and music at the Paloma Complex afterwards!

Unite Youth and Uoung Adult MinistryEDGE
All those in grade 6-8 are invited to come along to the very first EDGE!! Starting next Friday the 6th of February at 7pm and finishing at 9pm in Paloma. Come along and bring a friend! The EDGE is a youth group for those in grade 6-8. 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.

LIFE NITE
All those in year 9-12 are invited to come along to the very first LIFE NITE!! Sunday the 8th of February. Starting straight after Mass at 7pm and finishing at 8:45pm in Paloma. Grab a sausage (for free) after Mass and come over to Paloma to check it out! 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!

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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