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Latest Parish News Mar 8, 2024

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We live in an incredibly mobile society and there are always plenty of new faces popping up on the Sunshine Coast. In such a large and busy Parish places like ours, it is very easy for new faces to get lost in all the activity and the rush of modern living! The ministry of our Welcome Committee is to extend a warm welcome to new parishioners and provide information about the local Catholic Community. Several times a year we host a “Welcome Party” and the next one is scheduled for Monday evening, 16 April. If you are new to our Sunshine Coast Catholic Family could you please take a welcome pack, which is available at the entrance to the church and complete and return the details so that we can send you an invitation. Alternatively, please complete our “I’m new” form online.

On behalf of the entire parish, thanks for joining our local Catholic Family.

Archdiocesan Youth Rally 2024

Join us and youth groups and ministries from across the Archdiocese of Brisbane for a night of live music, games, inspirational speakers, power prayer and the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
This is a free event. Register now

Friday 22 March, 6.00-8.30pm.
La Cordelle Auditorium, Padua College.

We will be joining with our neighbouring Caloundra Parish and taking a bus to this event. For more information contact Fr Isaac at the Parish Office (07) 5443 3488.

A Positive Start to the Week

We are in the process of starting a new group that will meet after the 5.00pm Sunday night Mass at Stella Maris. The group is open to all young adults who want meet for an hour from 6.00-7.00pm for a little faith formation and pizza. The first meeting will be Sunday 17 March. All Year 12 students, university students and young adults are welcome.


Invitation to Formation

In response to the challenge to provide better adult formation and to provide ongoing formation for those considering ministry roles, the Archdiocesan Centre for Catholic Formation has launched a series of innovative and accessible     modules.  Each module includes 10 sessions supported with individual reflection that is designed to engage both the head and the heart, so participants grow in knowledge and the lived experience of Catholic faith.  The next module starts on Monday, 15 April 2024 and is titled Being Sacramental.

Being Sacramental:

This Module will engage participants in the concepts of sacramentality, the sacraments and their context in liturgy in the Catholic tradition. The module will explore the nature of God’s presence in the sacraments, the nature of grace, how grace is received and experienced in and beyond the sacraments of the Church.  The sessions will cover topics including what is sacramentality, signs and symbols and will also explore all seven sacraments.   Each      module of our Catholic Foundations course is open to all, and you do not need to have completed previous modules in order to register for Module 3, ‘Being Sacramental’.

How it works:

The Stella Maris Catholic Parish is teaming up with Evangelisation Brisbane to subsidise the cost of this course for any parishioner who wants to reach out and understand what they have truly been graced with.  Over 10 Monday evenings (15 April, 22 April, 29 April, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 June, 17 June, 24 June) from 7:00pm – 9:00pm, we will create a hub at Stella Maris and will participate in the live stream coming from Holy Spirit Seminary.

What you need to do next:

To find out more about Being Sacramental and download a copy of the Module 3 prospectus, or to learn more about the Archdiocesan Centre for Catholic Formation, please visit  If you would like to find out more you can also talk to either Fr Peter or Fr Isaac.  If you would like to be part of the Parish Hub that participates on the 10 Monday evenings please register your interest by calling the Parish Office on (07) 5443 3488.


A Timely Prayer

Congratulations to the co-ordinators and the many parishioners behind the scene who successfully hosted last Friday’s World Day of Prayer at Stella Maris. As a parish we welcomed many members of other local churches to the annual prayer service and this year the service was prepared by Palestinian Christian women.
The theme was “I beg you… to bear with one another in love”.
A collection of over $1500 was collected and will be forwarded to the Church in Palestine.


Grief Support

Next Friday, 15 March, following the 9.00am Mass at Stella Maris, the Grief Support Team will be hosting morning tea and a warm invitation is extended to relatives and friends of those who have lost loved ones recently.



MARCH MEETING – Tuesday 19 


Sisterhood is the new and exciting Women’s ministry growing out of Stella Maris Catholic Parish.

Sisterhood gathers every month for an evening of fellowship, prayer and deepening of our faith.

Our first Sisterhood evening last month welcomed 50 women from all ages and stages of life, coming together to share their faith and glean wisdom of those around them.

Come join us.




Confirmation 2024

Registrations are now open for Confirmation.  If you have a child in Year 3 or older, please enrol online via our website. Parent information night will be held at the Stella Maris Church, Maroochydore on Wednesday 24 April at 5.00pm. Please visit our web page for further information and to enrol your child.



We pray for all those who have died, especially Keith John Halley, Della Helene Peters and Cherie Kathleen Morrison.
May their souls and the souls of all our departed through the rich mercy of God, Rest in Peace.


Our First Stella Maris Primary School Led Mass 2024

What a glorious celebration we had at the Sunday 9.00am Mass with a beautiful liturgy led by the Stella Maris Primary School. The school choir did a fantastic job skilfully leading us in praise and worship of the Lord.  We would like to thank the children, parents and teachers for all their hard work in making this such a joyous gathering.

































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