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19th 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 Saturday: 10.00am (Eucharist)
Friday: 10.30am (Reconciliation)

Deaths: Alice Whiting, Sr Dorothy Finnigan SGS

Anniversaries: Judy McDowall, Anne McKenna, Kath Dunne, Mary OConnor,
Margaret Goold, Pat Conheady, Tom Barton, Frank & Barbara OBrien
Feast of the Assumption of Mary: Mass on Saturday at 10.00am. The whole of the
St Josephs Primary School will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption at the 10.00am
Friday Mass.
Baptism Preparation: This Wednesday at 7.30pm (Gathering Space)

Our Stewardship Program concludes this week as we focus on

how Our Parish Community supports generously.
We welcome Fr Justin Driscoll from St Patricks Cathedral
who will be with us for all Masses today. He will invite us to
make a meaningful financial commitment to support our
You may have already completed your pledge on the form
available in the Program Brochure and brought it with you
today. If so, simply place it in the basket when called to do
so. If not, you will have the opportunity to complete a pledge card at Mass. By
completing and returning your pledge this weekend you will assist in keeping the
follow-up work of our Program Leadership Team to a minimum.
Your completed Time & Talent Sheet will also be collected this weekend. Please
note that the Parish Office will confirm your offer to join/re-join our ministries and
groups. Additional Time & Talent sheets are available.
Therese Proy from the Parish Development Office of the Archdiocese and members
of the Program Leadership Team will be available at all Masses this weekend to
assist with any queries.
Thank you for your generous support of St Josephs Parish.
Distribution Meeting: Parishioners who have generously volunteered to help with
follow-up are reminded of the Distribution Meeting at 7.30pm, Monday 17th
August (Gathering Space). If anyone wishes to help please feel free to join us on the
night. Your support will be very much appreciated.

First Eucharist: Please remember these children & their families in your prayers
Migrant & Refugee Sunday: 30th August: Theme this year, Church without
frontiers, Mother to all. Further details to come.
Gender & Domestic Violence Action Group: Meeting, Monday 10th August,
7.30pm. See Gathering Space for more details
Collections: Presbytery: $1,362.00
Parish: $3,671.00
Thank you for your support

This week: Team 2: Mary McNamara (5562 4630)

Next week Team 3: Tom Arundell (5561 2109)

Thankyou: Fr John thanks those who participated last Tuesday in relation to the
Looking Forward evening, also to the many parishioners who came along on
Wednesday evening to the Information Meeting on our Stewardship Program.
Communion to the Sick & Homebound: This is an important ministry and the
parish wishes to ensure no one misses out. If you take Communion to someone at
home please register your name and the name of the person to whom you are taking
Communion each week on the list in the sacristy porch. Many thanks for your
Meetings: Monday: Gender & Domestic Violence Action Group at 7.30pm
Wednesday: Parish Pastoral Leadership Team at 5.00pm