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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

CHURCH REFURBISHMENT
Good news! The Brisbane City Council has given approval for our Church at Sunnybank to be refurbished and expanded. BUT they have imposed several conditions concerning noise. Some of these conditions include keeping all the windows and doors
in the Church closed, air-conditioning the Church and surfacing the back carpark with bitumen. Our architect and town planner, who have been assisting us through the process of making our application with the Council, are now considering if we will object to these conditions (more information later).

EXTRA MASSES DURING LENT
To assist you to be able to attend extra Masses during Lent you will notice there is an extra Mass at Sunnybank on Friday 6:30am (for Lent only) and also an extra Mass at Acacia Ridge on Saturday 8:30am (permanent). During Lent you can attend Stations of the Cross at Sunnybank on Saturday 10:30am and Acacia Ridge on Friday 5:30 pm.

CATHOLIC KIDS CLUB
1st Meeting of the Year! Saturday 14th March Avocado Room - Paloma Centre 3:00pm - 5:00pm (4yrs - 11yrs). At meetings children learn about their faith in a fun way through activities, crafts, games and stories. It’s a great way to develop children’s love for God and interest in the Catholic Church in a way they can relate to. A youth group for kids!

EASTER DAY CAMP (Prep - Grade 6) MONDAY 13th-WEDNESDAY 15th APRIL
$20 per child, per day (family discounts may apply). Morning and Afternoon Tea Included ( BYO Lunch). Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Complex - Avocado Room. For more information email catholickidsclub@gmail.com

MEN'S BREAKFAST
All the men of the Parish are invited to a sumptuous breakfast on Saturday morning (March 7) at 7am for the monthly men's breakfast. The guest speaker will be Ian Smith from Queensland Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

ARIA ANGELS
Cost: $6.00
Term 1 Dates: March 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th
Time: 9am for 9.30am start - 11am, Our Lady of Lourdes
121 Mains Rd, Sunnybank. For further information contact Anne Scott 0419 642 490

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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