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 - 12.30pm; 1.30pm - 4.00pm
SCHOOL PRINCIPALS:
WEEK-END LITURGIES:

Michael Gray (St Joseph’s 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)

WEEK-DAY LITURGIES: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:10.00am (Eucharist)
Thursday: 2.00pm (Anointing Mass)
Friday: 10.30am (Reconciliation)

Deaths: Mary McKinnon
Anniversaries: We remember: Harry Lindsey, Murt Murrihy, Justin Bushell, Merle
Roache, Joan Gleeson
Anointing Mass: This Thursday at 2.00pm.
Wedding Bells: God’s Blessings to Gemma McGrath & Clinton Connane (Purnim).
Baptism Preparation: This Wednesday at 7.30pm (Gathering Space)
Children’s Liturgy: Interested in being part of a team to lead children’s liturgies at St
Joseph’s? Please leave details in Gathering Space or contact Anna (0407 569 147)
Publication: Summer edition of ‘Australian Catholics’ is now available.
What is Marriage?: The Australian Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life have
recently published a brochure titled ‘What is Marriage?’. Its intended purpose is to
provide in simple & straightforward language the meaning of marriage. It is not an
explanation of Sacramental Marriage or of Church teachings about marriage.
Brochures available (Gathering Space)
Collections:
Counters:

Presbytery: $ 1,357.00

Parish: $1,256.00

This week: Team 7: Pat Blackney (5562 7189)
Next week: Team 8: Stan Carroll (5562 7658)

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mass of Remembrance
We remember those who have died during the year (2014) as well as all of our
loved ones who have passed from this world to eternal life.
You are invited to record the names of deceased family members and friends
you wish to remember in the Book of Remembrance: (Foot of Sanctuary).
November Mass Offerings: Envelopes are available on your seat.
Thank You: The Sisters and Caregivers of St John of God hospital offer their
sincere thanks to Fr John and St Joseph’s parishioners for the wonderful way in
which they joined with them in acknowledging 75 years of Healthcare ministry in
Warrnambool.
The Sisters of St John of God (Srs Dominica & Helena) will be departing
Warrnambool either later this year or early next year. More details later.
Reflection Day: This Saturday at 10.00am with Fr John Corrigan (St Joseph’s
Church). BYO lunch. Enquiries: Joy (5562 3441)
Pope Francis says: “Challenges exist to be overcome! Let us be realists, but without
losing our joy, our boldness and our hope-filled commitment. Let us not allow
ourselves to be robbed of missionary vigour”!
Emmanuel College: A Memorial service was held at the Rose Garden for All Souls
Day. Thank you for your support of their Car Boot sale & Craft Fair last weekend.
Our Environment: ‘We are witnessing the growth of an ecological awareness across
the world. With this greater awareness of the need to protect the environment has
come the development of many practical programs and initiatives. We understand
that the earth is a gift to us from God and available for our use, and we have come to
a greater realisation of the need to develop a sense of responsibility for its
fruitfulness for coming generations. We appreciate the importance of the relationship
between human beings and the natural environment, which is not ours but rather
God’s creation’. Catholic EarthCare-Bishop Joseph Porteous.
St Joseph’s on the Web: You can access the weekly Bulletin on St Joseph’s Parish
page (Diocesan website - www.ballarat.catholic.org.au) or on St Joseph’s Facebook
page. Have a look at the Facebook page for information about the Nativity
Exhibition here in December.
Meetings: Tuesday: Liturgy Committee at 5.30pm
Wednesday: Social Justice Group at 7.30pm