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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 - 12.30pm; 1.30pm - 4.00pm

SCHOOL PRINCIPALS: Michael Gray (St Josephs School)
Peter Morgan (Emmanuel College)

WEEK-END LITURGIES: 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)

WEEK-DAY LITURGIES: Wednesday & Friday:10.00am (Assembly of Word & Comm)
(Group 1)

Deaths: Millie Ryan (Koroit)

Anniversaries: We remember: Pte Graham Warburton (KIA), Harry Lawson, Joe
Morgan, Josephine Ahearn

Welcome: A warm welcome to Fr Bill Melican who is celebrating Mass this weekend.

Baptism: Archie Gardner is welcomed in to Gods Family this weekend

Baptism Preparation: This Wednesday at 7.30pm (Gathering Space)

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

Youth & Young Adult Ministry: The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
recently announced another Australian Catholic Youth Festival to be held in Adelaide,
3-5 December 2015. The Ballarat Diocese has also committed to sending pilgrims to
Krakow to participate in World Youth Day 2016. Enq. youth@ballarat.catholic.org.au

Faith Formation Program: A day of spiritual nourishment, Saturday 11th October,
St Patricks Hall, Dunkeld. Registration forms in Gathering Space or further
information: Fran (5337 7154)

Interchurch Dinner Dance: This Saturday: Tickets: Gayle (0418 316 547)

Collections: Presbytery: $ 1, 184.00 Parish: $1,690.00 Thank you for your support
Counters: This week: Team 2: Mary McNamara (5562 4630)
Next week: Team 3: Tom Arundell (5561 2109)
ST JOSEPHS PARISH - WARRNAMBOOL
Parish Office: 5562 2231 Fax: 5562 2230
E-mail: warrnambool@ballarat.catholic.org.au
Diocesan website: www.ballarat.catholic.org.au

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Celebrating 75 years: Sunday 19th October, 10.30am at St
Josephs, Bishop Paul Bird will be the principal celebrant at
a Mass of Thanksgiving acknowledging 75 years of St John
of God Healthcare Ministry in Warrnambool. Many sisters of St John of God, staff
past and present, and members of the community will gather to acknowledge this
important milestone. All are warmly invited to join in this celebration, followed by
refreshments.

Proclaim Conference
The Proclaim Conference held in August in Sydney proved to be a very worthwhile
event. Sponsored by our Diocese and Parish, Anna Schlooz and I attended the four
day event where much of the discussion and research was centred around the local
parish and the issues being faced by most parishes throughout Australia. The Ballarat
Diocese had the largest number of attendees after the host Diocese of Sydney, which
says a great deal about our Bishop and how he views our local situation. The two
American presenters - a hands on parish priest and pastoral associate, employed by
their parish in Baltimore, have together breathed new life into their own parish and
shared how they did it. They shared many ways, strategies and experiences that we
can transfer into our own parish here in Warrnambool. Their emphasis is on Music,
Message & Ministries and working to making these 3 Ms the best they can as a
whole parish, working together as the people of God. (Tony Herbert).

Warrnambool Organ Festival
3 Concerts 3 Venues 3 Organs
St Johns Presbyterian Church: 17th October at 8.00pm
Christ Church Anglican Church: 18th October at 2.30pm
St Josephs Catholic Church: 18th October at 7.30pm
Tickets: $20 & $15 conc (per concert) children u/12 free
Tickets available from Parish Office

Children of Phoenix: Actively healing and transforming lives affected by childhood
sexual abuse. Workshops presented by Prof Caroline Taylor 13th - 15th October at
Ballarat Golf Club. Further information in Gathering Space.

Ecology & Sustainability Focus: The resources of earth must be shared equitably,
in accordance with justice and charity. This is essentially a question of preventing the
injustice of hoarding resources: greediness, be it individual or collective, is contrary
to the order of creation (Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, No 481)

Meeting: Tuesday: Liturgy Committee at 5.30pm (Gathering Space)
Wednesday: Social Justice Group at 7.30pm (Meeting Room)