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Parish Office: 5562 2231 Fax: 5562 2230

Diocesan website:

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: Gloria Campbell, Gerry Alexander

Anniversaries: Ivan Ramirez, Kate Delahenty, James Anthony Gleeson, Bert
Mugavin (Purnim), John (Joe) Morgan, Pte Graham Warburton (KIA), Des Jackman,
Vincent Miers, Frank Greene
Welcome: A warm welcome to Fr Justin Driscoll who is here with us this weekend
Baptism Preparation: Wednesday, 14th October at 7.30pm
Bereavement Support Group: Tuesday, 13th October at 4.00pm (Gathering Space)
Stewardship: Following the recent Stewardship Program you may be interested in the
following information:

Parish Families - 2,008 (census)

Pledges Received - 309
(214 - envelope; 40 - Direct Debit; & 55 - Credit Card)
New Pledges - 71
Amount Pledged $2,820 (per week)
Average Pledge $9.13 (per week)
Counters: This week: Team 10: John Monigatti (5562 9537)
Next week: Team 11: Veronica Anderson (5562 4859)

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

To highlight the Feast of St Francis of Assisi during this
month of October the Parish will have a blessing of animals
on Friday, 30th October at 5.30pm in the Church garden
(grounds). You are invited to bring your animals along for
the blessing.
Jubilee Year of Mercy: Pope Francis has announced an Extraordinary Jubilee which
has at its centre the mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy. This Holy Year
will commence on December 8th 2015, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
and will conclude on Sunday 20th November 2016, the Feast of Christ the King.
Laudato Si: This is the second encyclical of Pope Francis - the subtitle Care for
our Common Home. In the encyclical Pope Francis laments environmental
degradation and global warming and calls all people to take swift and unified global
action. The encyclical has been printed in hard copy and some copies are still
available from the Parish Office at $10 each.
Liturgy of Lament & Hope: A liturgy will be held at St Patricks Cathedral,
Ballarat at 2.00pm Sunday, 1st November (All welcome). This is being arranged in
the context of the hearings of the Royal Commission relating to child abuse. The
liturgy will offer people an occasion to lament the wrongs that have occurred in our
Church, to ask forgiveness, and to pray for healing for all involved.
Corpus Christi Building Appeal: To meet the increasing number of young men
who are answering the call to serve, an Appeal has been launched to help add eight
more rooms to the seminary. If you wish to respond to this Appeal please mark
envelope Corpus Christi Building Appeal and place on plate next weekend or hand
to Parish Office.
New Office & Refurbishment: As you will have noticed a fence has been erected
around the construction area. Church activities will continue as normal although
there will be limited parking. Parish parking will also be available off Fairy Street
via the laneway next to Darrian Office Supplies. A temporary office is currently
located at the western end of the car park. We ask for your patience and
understanding during the process as there will be some inconvenience.
Rosters: The new Liturgical Roster is now available (Gathering Space). Where
possible your new Roster has been sent by email. Please advise Parish Office of any
contact changes. Thank you all for your help and support.
Meetings: Tuesday: Liturgy Committee at 5.30pm
Wednesday: Pastoral Leadership Team at 5.00pm