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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

ST VINCENT DE PAUL WINTER APPEAL 13th - 14th JUNE
St Vincent de Paul will be collecting outside the Churches after each Mass for their annual Winter Appeal. Receipts will be issued on request for all donations of $2.00 or over. Please help us to help the needy in our community. If you come unprepared, envelopes will be provided for your use. Blankets are urgently required also, and can be left in the baskets at the back of Sunnybank and Acacia Ridge Churches.

SUNNYBANK/ ACACIA RIDGE FRIENDSHIP GROUP
The next two dates for you to mark in your diary are:
27th May – Bus Trip to Marian Valley – Bus will leave Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 8.30am. Cost $40.00 (includes Morning Tea and Lunch at Canungra Hotel).

10th June – Buffet High Tea – Sunnybank Community and Sports Club – from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Cost $10.00. (If anyone needs a lift from the Parish Complex and the Sports Club and back again afterwards, would you please give your name to the either Dawn or Esther and we will be happy to arrange something for you.

SCHOOL NEWS

Our Lady of Fatima Primary Catholic School
Acacia Ridge - Enrolling for Prep 2016
Applications are now being taken for Prep enrolments
for 2016. Applications forms can be accessed via
www.ourladyoffatima.qld.edu.au
For further information, contact us on 3275 1152

Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School, Sunnybank
Tours of the school will be conducted
on 16th June at 9.00am.
Reply to Debbie at dpjohnson@bne.catholic.edu.au
or phone the office on 3345 0700.

General Enquiries – Maureen – 3345 6556, Bus and High Tea Bookings – Dawn – 3711 9465 or Esther – 3345 3829.

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 gathering is on Sunday 7th June, 2015 at the Sunnybank Community and Sports Club, 470 McCullough Street, Sunnybank. We will meet inside at the Fresco's Café and Lounge Bar at 10.30am.

HANDYMAN/ GARDENER POSITION
Sunnybank Parish are looking for a handyman/gardener/ cleaner to work 20 hours a week in the Parish properties. The applicant will need to be able to work flexible hours during the week. All applicants will need references and are asked to send an application to the Parish Office by 29th May 2015 marked to the attention of Karrin Halliday, Parish Manager.

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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