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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Parish Office: 5562 2231 Fax: 5562 2230

Diocesan website:

Parish Stewardship Program 2015


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



Michael Gray (St Josephs 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)
Tuesday to Friday: 10.00am (Eucharist)
Friday: 10.30am (Reconciliation)

Deaths: Maureen Bushell, Barry Keane, Bridget Allan, Suzanne Parkinson

Anniversaries: Jack Ryan, Thomas & Mary Pye & Family, Alice May Rowan, Jack
Welcome Back: We hope Fr John has had an enjoyable break and we warmly
welcome him home.
Baptism Preparation: Wednesday, August 12th at 7.30pm Gathering Space
Baptism: Max Niklaus was welcomed into Gods Family last week
Childrens Liturgy: 1st Sunday of month at 6.00pm Mass
Diocesan Liturgical Commission Liturgy Formation Workshops: Sunday 9th
August at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, East Warrnambool. More information
on notice board.
Encyclical on the Environment: Now available in book form from St Pauls
Publications ($12.95) see notice board.
Collections: Presbytery: $1770.00 Parish: $1935.00 Thank you for your support

This week: Team 9: Barry Walsh (5562 4568)

Next week Team 10: John Monigatti (5562 9537 )

Parishes - the heartbeat of the Church

The Program commences next week. It will provide a good opportunity for us to
reflect on what it means to be a member of St Josephs Parish Community.

Information Meeting
All parishioners are warmly invited to the key meeting of the Program, The Parish
Information Meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday 5th August. At this meeting we will
gather as a parish community to celebrate our achievements and plan for the
future...a cuppa will be provided.

Working Bee
There will be a working bee on Thursday 16th July at 11.00am in the Gathering
Space to package envelopes with special Program materials. If you are able to help
us fold and prepare these envelopes, please come along and share a cuppa and some
fun with your fellow parishioners. Your assistance will be very much appreciated!

Please join our parish community in praying for the success of the Program
Regional Looking Forward Gathering : St Josephs 7.00pm Tuesday 28th July
This Gathering will provide an opportunity for parishes in our region to share their
progress and initiatives in response to the Gatherings held in 2014. All welcome.
(The 2014 Looking Forward Resource Document is available on Diocesan website)
St Vincent de Paul Society Winter Appeal: The members of St Josephs
Conference gratefully acknowledge parishioners' generous response last weekend.
$2,151.00 was raised. If you still wish to contribute, please place donations in an
envelope on 2nd Collection. Many thanks.
Golden Jubilee of Priestly Ordination: Fr Barry Ryan is celebrating his Golden
Jubilee of Priestly Ordination at St Columba's Parish Church, Ballarat North, Sunday
19th July at 10.00am Mass. Fr Barry will also celebrate with us here at St Josephs
on Sunday 13th September at 10.30am. All are most welcome.
Love Makes A Way is a South West Victorian Christian group, concerned with the
issue of children in immigration detention. The group has devised three initiatives : A
letter writing roster, a prayer roster, sharing information. If you wish to be involved
more details on notice board.