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You are very much welcome to our parish website - Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Kenmore-Moggill. Hopefully, your browsing through the website will be enriching and help you familiarise yourself with the different activities of our Parish life. The programmes and services of different groups and ministries in our parish can equally be accessed.
For newcomers to our Parish, we would be pleased if you could approach the information desk in both Churches - Our Lady of the Rosary, Kenmore and St. Catherine’s Moggill to pick up our Parish welcome pack and register your name and family by filling in the form and returning same to the office.
We do have a welcome gathering for all newcomers once a year and we will contact you at the appropriate time. Be assured that we respect your privacy and can only use theinformation you provide to update our register and for easy communication with you as a parishioner.
We are very much committed to working along together in our faith journey, and should you require any assistance from the parish, please feel free to contact the parish office.
Fr Mark Franklin - Parish Priest
PARISH CHRISTMAS HAMPERS
This year again the parish is conducting the Christmas Hamper Appeal. The Appeal will be launched on the weekend of the 3/4 November at all the Parish Masses. The process this year will be the same as last. From the 3/4 November a Hamper Table will be at the two churches so that people can register their name and choose a family they wish to help. The lists of families will be available and once a choice is made you will receive an envelope/s with the details of the family as well as a suggested list of food items. Please place the envelope on the hamper when you return it to the Parish Office. We will supply one or two boxes for the hamper.
We ask that you provide small gifts for family members as well as well as food items for a Christmas lunch. Donations for Roma recipients are to be Gift Cards only, for Woolworths or IGA. Your donation will depend on the size of the family.
Our recommendation for a family of 4-6 is a hamper of about $250 in value of goods, cash or vouchers. Please return the hampers by Friday 30th November 2pm to the Parish Office at Kenmore.
Again this year the Committee decided that we would offer Parishioners another way to contribute to the Appeal. As some people are not able to take on a family we will have hamper boxes available at each Church during November for people to contribute a smaller number of hamper items. These will be used to fill extra hampers for needy families. If you wish to give money or Gift Cards instead, envelopes will be available at the Church Hamper Tables. Just to remind Parishioners that the Parish Hamper appeal can NOT give a Tax deductible receipt for any money the Parish receives. If parishioners require a Tax deductible Receipt we suggest that they wait to contribute to the St Vincent De Paul Christmas Appeal in December.
Mass envelopes are available on the seats this weekend for people wishing to have a Mass offered for their friends and/or family who have passed away. Their names will be added to the “Book of Life” that will be kept at Kenmore and Moggill Churches during November. Please return the envelopes via the Collection Plate or to the Parish Office before the 29th Oct so your loved one can be added into the Book of Life.
All Souls Masses– Friday 2nd November
9am Kenmore 6.30pm Kenmore
MASS FOR THE DECEASED
Monday 19th November 6.30pm at OLR Kenmore.
Members of the Parish and families whose loved ones have passed away in the last 12 months are invited to attend this simple Mass of Remembrance.
Don’t miss this opportunity to come together as a Parish and hear our Archbishop speak from the heart on the Plenary Council process. Hosted by OLR Parish. Bookings may be made via the link belor or through the Parish office. Book specific tables, in groups or individually. Enquiries to OLR Parish on 3878 6655 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings - https://www.trybooking.com/431585
SACRAMENTS FOR CHILDREN
Enrolments are OPEN for Children in year 3 and above in 2019 for the Sacrament of Confirmation Children in year 4 and above in 2019 for the Sacrament of Penance and Eucharist. For enrolments forms, programme dates and the Archdiocesan Policy on the Sacraments, please contact the Parish Office on 3878 6655 or Email: email@example.com.
Date claimer -
If you are over 18 and require safeguarding training the next session to be held at Kenmore will be on Monday the 22nd October 6.00-7.30pm. There will be more information in upcoming newsletters of other local training that is available and our upcoming training. Steven Bird the Safeguarding Rep can be contacted via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Parish Office and leave a message and he will return your call.
OLR YOUTH MINISTRY
WANTED - All Youth & Young Adults not yet part of our program: Primary Youth (Grade 4-6); Junior Youth (Grade 7-9); Senior Youth (Grade 10-12); Young Adults (18ys - 30yrs). Please register for our Youth & Young Adult Programs, and stay up to date through our new newsletter “Youth Formation News” for more information.
During Term 4 we will be getting together weekly on a Friday night from 6pm-9pm, so parents please mark your calendars! Each week the Alpha series will build on the previous week so if you are in year 7 or above, please consider coming along. It is a great opportunity to share a meal and spend some time together.
What is the Alpha Youth Series?
The Alpha Youth Series is designed to engage high school students in conversations about life, faith and Jesus. Discussion time is interspersed throughout short talks to make it simpler for young people to share their thoughts and questions. Our parish has a lot of youth between Grades 7-12 who are not currently coming to youth, so I would like to personally invite each of you to come along. Join us, bring a friend, and test it out; dinner is free! Did you know that we have anywhere from 12-20 youth each Friday night and 95% are young gentlemen. It would be great to have more of our young ladies come along and join us. NEXT MEETING: Friday 12th October from 6pm - 9pm
Young Adult Ministry - If you are a young adult (18-30) and want to discover more about your Catholic faith, or simply want to share some of your time with like minded people, please contact Benjamin to help develop a young adults ministry for our Parish. Email email@example.com
PLENARY COUNCIL 2020
Plenary submission boxes will continue to be available over the next few months, please return your forms at any time. A copy of the form is also available on the homepage at www.olr.org.au if you wish to download additional copies.
Sign up sheets for the Dialogue & Listening sessions are at the back of the church, please sign up to one of the sessions if you are able to. Summary of sessions to the right; where these dates and times do not work, please call the parish to make alternative arrangements.
OUR PLENARY COUNCIL PROCESS
October/November: Our parish will conduct listening sessions at each church. We also have a Plenary Breakfast with the Archbishop.
December: Our parish will compile all parishioner submissions (unedited and in full) and attach a brief summary, which will then be forwarded to the Plenary Council as our parish submission.
January - March: Consultation stage continues
April - May: Plenary Council will consolidate and review submissions from around Australia
June - November: Discernment, face to face encounters, retreats.
There have been some questions from parishioners in relation to the Council membership, and how the Council will actually work. The following link is the best source for these types of questions. http://plenarycouncil.catholic.org.au/frequently-asked-questions
Download Plenary Council document here
Download Plenary Council Parish writing sheet here