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Parish Office: 5562 2231 Fax: 5562 2230 E-mail: email@example.com 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) Michael Gray (St Joseph’s School) Peter Morgan (Emmanuel College) 6.30pm (Vigil); 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)
4th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
National Church Life Survey (NCLS)
The two Church communities of St Joseph’s Parish will participate in a Church Life Survey during the weekend Masses on the 23/24 February. This is an initiative of the newly formed Parish Leadership Team. The Survey is anonymous and will also be offered online. Your input is important to the members of the Team in helping to identify and build on strengths as well as to plan effectively for the future. Members of the Team will speak at all Masses, including St Anne’s Purnim, over the weekends 9/10 & 16/17 February. For more information you may wish to visit www.ncls.org.au Members of St Joseph’s Parish Pastoral Team Josephine Pangrazio, Evelyn Gurry, Peter Lafferty, John Finnigan (Chair), Phil Dwyer, Paul Venzo, Tony Herbert, Fr John (ex-officio), Michael Gray (ex-officio), Mary Lancaster (executive officer)
Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 12:30pm; 1:30pm - 4:00pm SCHOOL PRINCIPALS: WEEK-END LITURGIES:
WEEK-DAY LITURGIES: Wednesday: 1.00pm (Eucharist: Sr Borromeo RIP) Thursday: 6.00pm (Eucharist: Celebrant, Fr Matthew Thomas) Friday: 10.00am (Assembly of Word & Comm)
Deaths: Sr Borromeo (Mahony), Brian Gunnulson, Eileen Hall (Brisbane), Bill McLaren, Anne Hilton Anniversaries: We remember in prayer: Patrick Condon, Sybil O’Callaghan, Peter Hilliard, Paul Hilliard, Charles Eagles Baptism: We welcome Misha Walravens, Sophie Godber, Kiara White and Nicholas D’Aiello into God’s Family this weekend. PowerPoint Presentation: The focus this week: ‘A Tribute to Jack Carroll’ Facing the Truth: Information about the Inquiry into the handling of child abuse by religious and other organisations is available at www.facingthetruth.org.au Meetings: Tuesday: Liturgy Committee at 5.30pm Praying the Rosary: Mercy Place at 4.00pm Collections: Counters: Presbytery: $1,444.00 Parish: $2,580.75 Thank you for your support This week: Team 3: Tom Arundell (5561 2109) Next week: Team 4: Gerald Shanley (5562 5992)
Preparing for Easter
As in previous years St Joseph’s Community is joining with the Anglican and Uniting Churches during the Season of Lent as a way to prepare for the Feast of Easter. This year’s program ‘We Wish to See Jesus’ is designed to be used by small groups that meet weekly. If you wish to participate, or use the book ($8) for personal prayer and reflection, please write your contact details and/or preference for weekly meetings on the sheet provided.
Lent commences on (Ash) Wednesday, 13th February
Sr Borromeo Mahony RIP: An Eucharistic celebration for Sr Borrie will be held at St Joseph’s Church this Wednesday at 1.00pm. Celebrant: Fr Lawrie. All welcome. Fr John will represent St Joseph’s Parish at the Requiem Mass in Perth this week. National Day of Prayer & Fasting: Our prayers are requested for the National Day of Prayer & Fasting re the dignity of human life from conception to natural death on Sunday, 10 February. See www.nationaldayofprayer.com.au (Jim Hanrahan) Gospel Reflections: Fr John McKinnon’s weekly Gospel reflections are available at www.johnmckinnon.org. This is a great help in understanding the weekend readings.