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Parish Office: 5562 2231 Fax: 5562 2230

Diocesan website:

Fr John Fitzgerald (Parish Priest)

Barry Wolff (Business Manager)
Leanne McElgunn (Secretary)
Brian Shanahan (Gardening/Maintenance)

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

To highlight the Feast of St Francis of Assisi this month, as
well as Pope Francis 2nd encyclical Care for our
Common Home, 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.

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



Michael Gray (St Josephs School)

Peter Morgan (Emmanuel College)
Sunday: 8.30am - 10.30am - 6.00pm
Purnim: 11.00am (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: Gerard Finnigan, Sr Margaret Kennedy OLSH (Bentleigh)

Anniversaries: Robert Brown, Margaret Stainsby, Bert & Edith OToole, Dorothy &
Stan Kelly, Kevin & Kathleen OToole, Monica & Bill Hickey, Michael & Catherine
Morrissey, Marie & David Collins, Francis Collins, Ruby Dent, Laurie ODonoghue,
Bob Lang
Wedding Bells: Congratulations and Gods Blessings to Brian Welsh & Deborah
Partenio on their marriage
Baptism Preparation: This Wednesday at 7.30pm
The Day Before The Races: Morning Coffee Party on November 2nd at St Brigids
Crossley, to support The Good Samaritan Sisters Mission. Doors open at 10.30am

Stewardship - Finances
Stewardship: Weekly average contributions for the month of September:
Parish: $3,381

Pledged Amount: (per week) $2,820

Presbytery: $1,375

NB: Parish contribution consists of envelopes, credit card & direct debit
Counters: This week: Team 11: Veronica Anderson (5562 4859)
Next week: Team 1: Peter Lawlor (5562 1470)

The Lords Prayer: When we pray the Our Father

parishioners are most welcome to raise their hands in
prayer. Quite a number of parishioners are already praying
this way. Its the normal way for the students at school to
pray the Our Father.
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.
Liturgy of Lament & Hope: A liturgy will be held at St Patricks 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.
Overseas Volunteers: Communities in East Timor, Ethiopia, Kenya, Kiribati,
PNG , Samoa and elsewhere are seeking volunteers to assist mentor local workers in
your field of expertise. Palms Australia has assisted communities to recruit, prepare
and support Australian Catholics who volunteer to share their lives and skills. Further
information contact or 02 9518 9551
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: Finance Committee at 12noon
Tuesday: Bereavement Support Group at 4.00pm