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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

ANNUAL NEW PARISHIONERS FUNCTION - Sunday 30th August
If you are new to Our Lady of Lourdes/Our Lady of Fatima Parishes, could you please complete either the Orange or Blue New Parishioner's Form, and place on the plate at weekend Masses or hand in to the parish office so we can send you an invitation to this parish function. At the function you will have the opportunity to meet our Priests and other parishioners, as well as hearing what our Parish has to offer.

EDGE
The next EDGE night will be on Friday 4th September - it’s going to be a fun one. 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.

FISHERS OF MEN BBQ BREAKFAST
We invite men of all ages to come together in fellowship and enjoy a full barbeque breakfast on the first Saturday morning of
most months in the Avocado Room at Paloma Centre at Sunnybank.  The next breakfast will be held on Saturday, 5th September 2015 from 7.00am to 9.00am in the Avocado Room of the Paloma Reception Centre. The cost is $10 per head. THIS IS A FATHER AND SON BREAKFAST.  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 3 September 2015 for catering.

SINGLE AND SOLOS LUNCH
This is a group for single and solo people of middle age who meet on the first Sunday of the month. Our next outing will be Thursday, 3rd September, when we will travel by car to the Mt Cotton Sirromet Winnery for lunch. Please contact Teresa on 3344 7844 before this date. Our next meeting will be on 6th September at the Sunnybank Community and Sports Club, 470 McCullough Street, Sunnybank, in the Fresco’s Cafe and Lounge Bar at 10.30 am.

LIFE NITE
Sunday 13th September, 7.00 - 8.45 pm, Paloma, GIVE ME MORE … NOW!
This will be held after the Youth Ministered Mass. This event will be a social event and we will be heading up to COCO Jungle for some sweet treats. Believe it or not it will be a great night!

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!

ARIA ANGELS TERM 3 BRISBANE SOUTH DEANERY
Term 3 Dates are as follows: (Wednesdays) 2nd September, 9th September Time: 9.00am for 9.30am start - 11.00am. Place: Our Lady of Lourdes, 121 Mains Rd, Sunnybank Cost: $6.00. For further information contact Anne Scott on 0419 642 490 or Sunnybank Parish on 33455766.

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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