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ST JOSEPH’S PARISH - WARRNAMBOOL

Parish Office: 5562 223 1 Fax: 5562 223 0 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) 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)

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The Blessing of Winter
In the heart of winter, let us give thanks for the many quiet blessings of this season. Sometimes our fate resembles a fruit tree in winter. Who would think that those branches would turn green again & blossom. But we hope it, we know it.
(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 12.30pm; 1.30pm - 4.00pm SCHOOL PRINCIPALS: WEEK-END LITURGIES:

WEEK-DAY LITURGIES: Tuesday to Friday: 10.00am (Eucharist) Friday: 10.30am (Reconciliation) NB: A funeral normally takes the place of the weekday liturgy.

Deaths: Daphne Merry (Melbourne), Sr Hugh Smith sgs (Sydney), Pat Bartlett, Cam Dwyer Anniversaries: We remember in Prayer: Bess Roache, Cath Dunne, Alec Lowne, Nick Zakynthenos, Kevin Morris, Mary Lane, Michael Ryan, Daniel Flynn Baptism Preparation: Next meeting: 14th August at 7.30pm First Communion: Over 50 children, supported by their families, have begun preparation for First Communion. We are invited to support these children through our example and prayer. Next weekend is the Rite of Presentation for the children. Environmental Audit: Your ideas are needed to assist our Parish lighten the environmental footprint and use our resources sustainably. Contact Parish Office. Our Diocesan Community: The Winter edition is now available (Gathering Space) PowerPoint Presentation: Focus this week: The ‘Our Father’ Collections: Counters: Presbytery: $932.00 Parish: $1,092.20 Thank you for your support This week: Team 6: Barry Wolff (5562 7913) Next week: Team 7: Pat Blackney (5562 7189)

Movement Towards Justice: A Group, established in Ballarat to support people who have been affected by Church personnel abuse, invites contributions to a Quilt of Hope. If you wish to participate in this creation please contact the Parish Office. See Notice Board for further information. Diocesan Pastoral Council: Bishop Paul Bird invites parishioners to notify him or Fr John if they are interested in being a member of the Bishop’s new Council. Meetings: Monday: Bereavement Support Group at 4.30pm Tuesday: Liturgy Committee at 5.30pm Wednesday: Ecology & Sustainability Committee at 4.00pm Thanksgiving Program: The new issue of envelopes, along with taxation receipts, are available for collection. Please take home your envelopes this weekend. Supporting the Parish: Thank you to the parishioners who financially support the work of the church at St Joseph’s. There are some parishioners who are not involved in the Thanksgiving Program but may now wish to participate. You can join the Program through the envelope system, by direct debit or by credit card. Name………………………………………………………………………………… Address……………………………………………………………………………… Phone No ………………………………… Email………………………………….. Envelopes ( ) Direct Debit ( ) Credit Card ( ) Please place on the collection plate or to the Parish Office.