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MEMORIAL MASS
November is the time we remember our loved ones and friends who have died. On Saturday, 4th November at 11.00am we will celebrate a Memorial Mass for all those who have died in the last 12 months. Please contact the Parish Office on 3345 3766 to let us know that you would like to attend this Mass. During the Mass a family member will be asked to place a red rose near the altar to remember the loved one or friend who has died over the last 12 months.

During November we will place the Memorial Book on the altar to remember all of our loved ones and friends who have died. There are books on the tables at the front door of the Church to write the names of all of our loved ones and friends who have died who will be remembered during the Masses of November.

ECUMENISM AND BAREFOOT BOWLS
Ecumenism and barefoot bowls come together on Saturday, 28th October. The local Anglican Church has challenged the Catholic Parish of Sunnybank to a friendly game of barefoot bowls between 10.00am and 12.00 noon followed by a bread roll. Should be fun. Call Gary Land for more details on 32169019 or 0432 400 127.

PARISH RETREAT
Would you like to spend some time in quiet reflection and prayer. One of the prayer groups of the Parish is preparing a retreat on Saturday, 11th November from 10.00am to 4.30pm. The Passionist Priest Fr Ray Sanchez, will lead the retreat entitled “Where is God in the time of suffering?” See page 3 of this newsletter for more details.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM
Parents of primary grade children in years 4 to 6 in 2018 will be asked to enrol in the Parish Sacramental Program. Sr Stella will begin interviews early in December to introduce the parents to the Sacramental Program. If you wish to ring the Parish office during the week, you can make an appointment to see Sr Stella.

SINGLES & SOLOS BRUNCH
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, 6th November, 2016 at the Sunnybank Community & Sports Club, 470 McCullough Street, Sunnybank. We will meet inside at the Fresco’s Café and Lounge Bar at 10.30 am.

UNLEASHED
15th October, 7:15pm, Guest Speaker: International singer/songwriter Emma Fradd. This is another night not to be missed. Once again year 12’s are welcome to come along! If you are 18-35(ish) years old we encourage you to come along for a night of fellowship and good, real conversation! Dinner will be provided (TBC). We will meet after Mass in the Avocado Room New people are always welcome!

EDGE
Friday 20th October, 7-9pm in the Jacaranda Room of Paloma. Everyone in grade 6-8 is welcome!! New people are ALWAYS welcome to come along to EDGE. 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. EDGE is run fortnightly on a Friday night from 7-9pm.

ENROLMENTS OPEN -
ST STEPHEN'S SCHOOL ALGESTER - We are currently taking enrolments for 2019 and 2020. Please contact Bridget Brischetto if you wish to arrange a private tour of our school. Applications available online through our school website, or pick up an application form from our office.
OUR LADY OF LOURDES PRIMARY SCHOOL
- Places in Prep for 2018 are almost full. If you have a child born between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2013 and are considering sending them to OLOL Catholic Primary School, please contact us ASAP. If you have applied for 2018 and not had an interview, please also contact the Enrolments Officer, Debbie on 3345 0700 or email dpjohnson@bne.catholic.edu.au. Applications can be made now online for 2019 and beyond. www.ourladyoflourdes.qld.edu.au

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