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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, Wednesday & Friday: 10.00am (Eucharist) Thursday: 10.00am at SJOG Chapel (All welcome)

Friday: 10.30am (Reconciliation)

Deaths: Eileen Arundell, Bruce Pritchard, James Leishman

Anniversaries: Mary Therese Wolff, Jack Balkin, Peter Ray Anderson, John Mahony, Michelle Beks, Mary Watt, Andrew Ryan, Harry Lawson, Nicholas Smith, Nicholas John Smith, Jack Lynch

Baptism We welcome cousins: Xavier Mugavin and Hudson Smits into God’s Family

Parish Halls & Office Works: Contract for works have been awarded to Searle Bros Pty Ltd. After inviting tenders, Searles provided the lowest tender, and after rigorous investigation and interview by the Parish Finance Committee, Searles were awarded the contract. Local contractors will be used throughout the works program, where possible.

 

29 th Sunday in Ordinary Time

  MONTH OF OCTOBER
 

MONTH OF OCTOBER

To highlight the Feast of St Francis of Assisi this month, as well as Pope
To highlight the Feast of St Francis of Assisi this month, as well as Pope
To highlight the Feast of St Francis of Assisi this month, as well as Pope

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 Grounds. You are invited to bring your animals along for the Blessing.

on Friday, 30th October at 5.30pm in the Church Grounds. You are invited to bring your
The Lord’s Prayer : When we pray the ‘Our Father’ at Mass, parishioners are most

The Lord’s Prayer: When we pray the ‘Our Father’ at Mass, parishioners are most welcome to raise their hands in prayer. Quite a number of parishioners are already praying this way.

St Joseph’s Parish Family Groups: All are invited to stay for a cuppa following each Mass next weekend, and join with our Parish Family Groups, as they celebrate many years of friendship and support within the parish and beyond.

Synod on the Family: The Synod of Bishops’ General Assembly takes place in Rome this month. In order to support this important gathering, the Australian Catholic Marriage and Family Council has developed prayer cards, available in Gathering Space.

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 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. All welcome

The Day Before The Races: Morning Coffee Party: Monday 2nd November at St Brigid’s Crossley supporting the Good Samaritan Sisters Mission. Doors open 10.30

 

Stewardship - Ministry

The follow up Team met during the week and all who wrote down their names for a particular ministry will be contacted in the coming days.

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 cards & direct debits

Counters: This week: Team Next week: Team

1: Peter Lawlor (5562 1470) 2: Mary McNamara (5562 4630)