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ST JOSEPH’S PARISH - WARRNAMBOOL Parish Office: 5562 223 1 Fax: 5562 223 0 E-mail:

ST JOSEPH’S PARISH - WARRNAMBOOL

Parish Office: 5562 2231

Fax: 5562 2230

E-mail: warrnambool@ballarat.catholic.org.au Diocesan website: www.ballarat.catholic.org.au

PARISH STAFF:

Fr John Fitzgerald (Parish Priest) Barry Wolff (Business Manager) Leanne McElgunn (Secretary) Brian Shanahan (Gardening/Maintenance)

Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 1.00pm; 1.30pm - 4.00pm

SCHOOL PRINCIPALS:

WEEK-END LITURGIES:

WEEK-DAY LITURGIES:

Michael Gray (St Joseph’s School) Peter Morgan (Emmanuel College)

Sunday: 8 .30am - 10. 3 0am - 6.00pm Purnim: 1 1.00am (Eucharist on 2nd and 4th Sundays) (Assembly of Word with Communion on 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays)

Tuesday to Friday: 10.00am (Eucharist) Friday: 10.30am (Reconciliation)

Deaths: Gloria Campbell, Gerry Alexander

Anniversaries: Ivan Ramirez, Kate Delahenty, James Anthony Gleeson, Bert Mugavin (Purnim), John (Joe) Morgan, Pte Graham Warburton (KIA), Des Jackman, Vincent Miers, Frank Greene

Welcome: A warm welcome to Fr Justin Driscoll who is here with us this weekend

Baptism Preparation: Wednesday, 14th October at 7.30pm

Bereavement Support Group: Tuesday, 13th October at 4.00pm (Gathering Space)

Stewardship: Following the recent Stewardship Program you may be interested in the following information:

Parish Families - 2,008 (census) Pledges Received - 309 (214 - envelope; 40 - Direct Debit; & 55 - Credit Card) New Pledges - 71 Amount Pledged $2,820 (per week) Average Pledge $9.13 (per week)

Counters: This week: Team 10: John Monigatti (5562 9537) Next week: Team 11: Veronica Anderson (5562 4859)

27 t h Sunday in Ordinary Time

27 th Sunday in Ordinary Time

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI

To highlight the Feast of St Francis of Assisi during this month of October the Parish will have a blessing of animals on Friday, 30th October at 5.30pm in the Church garden (grounds). You are invited to bring your animals along for the blessing.

are invited to bring your animals along for the blessing. Jubilee Year of Mercy: Pope Francis
are invited to bring your animals along for the blessing. Jubilee Year of Mercy: Pope Francis
Jubilee Year of Mercy: Pope Francis has announced an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its

Jubilee Year of Mercy: Pope Francis has announced an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its centre the mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy. This Holy Year will commence on December 8th 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and will conclude on Sunday 20th November 2016, the Feast of Christ the King.

Laudato Si’: This is the second encyclical of Pope Francis - the subtitle ‘ Care

Laudato Si’: This is the second encyclical of Pope Francis - the subtitle ‘Care for our Common Home’. In the encyclical Pope Francis laments environmental degradation and global warming and calls all people to take swift and unified global action. The encyclical has been printed in hard copy and some copies are still available from the Parish Office at $10 each.

Liturgy of Lament & Hope: A liturgy will be held at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ballarat

Liturgy of Lament & Hope: A liturgy will be held at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ballarat at 2.00pm Sunday, 1st November (All welcome). This is being arranged in the context of the hearings of the Royal Commission relating to child abuse. The liturgy will offer people an occasion to lament the wrongs that have occurred in our Church, to ask forgiveness, and to pray for healing for all involved.

Corpus Christi Building Appeal : To meet the increasing number of young men who are

Corpus Christi Building Appeal: To meet the increasing number of young men who are answering the call to serve, an Appeal has been launched to help add eight more rooms to the seminary. If you wish to respond to this Appeal please mark envelope ‘Corpus Christi Building Appeal’ and place on plate next weekend or hand to Parish Office.

New Office & Refurbishment: As you will have noticed a fence has been erected around

New Office & Refurbishment: As you will have noticed a fence has been erected around the construction area. Church activities will continue as normal although there will be limited parking. Parish parking will also be available off Fairy Street via the laneway next to Darrian Office Supplies. A temporary office is currently located at the western end of the car park. We ask for your patience and understanding during the process as there will be some inconvenience.

Rosters: The new Liturgical Roster is now available (Gathering Space). Where possible your new Roster

Rosters: The new Liturgical Roster is now available (Gathering Space). Where possible your new Roster has been sent by email. Please advise Parish Office of any contact changes. Thank you all for your help and support.

Meetings: Tuesday: Liturgy Committee at 5.30pm Wednesday: Pastoral Leadership Team at 5.00pm

for your help and support. Meetings: Tuesday: Liturgy Committee at 5.30pm Wednesday: Pastoral Leadership Team at