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The Baptism of the Lord


Parish Office: 5562 2231 Fax: 5562 2230
Diocesan website:

Some of the Symbols associated with Baptism



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)

NB: If there is a funeral it replaces the Mass of the day

Anniversaries: Tony Shanahan, Michelle Fraser, Gerard Ryan
Wedding Bells: Congratulations and Gods Blessing to Laura Moloney & Heath
Thompson who were married on Friday.
Baptism Preparation: Next preparation evening is this Wednesday at 7.30pm
(Gathering Space)
Tuesday Cards: Cards is on again at St Josephs this week and will resume at OLHC
on Tuesday 19th January

White Garment
Oil of Chrism

Other important words / phrases


Word of God
Being a Witness to Christ
A regular worshipper
The 1st Sacrament

# Faith community
# An active Church participant
# Godparent representing the Church

Thankyou: The Bishops Christmas Appeal realised $1,330.00. Thank you to all
those who supported this Annual Appeal.
Loud Fence: You may have noticed some ribbons tied to St Josephs Church fence
(Lava St). This is a way of expressing support for sex abuse victims and survivors by
Church personnel. Further information on
Parish Hall & Office Works: Construction works begin again tomorrow (January
11th) following the workers annual Christmas break.
Did You Know? St Josephs has a Facebook page. Type in St Josephs
Warrnambool into the search bar on Facebook and youll find us there. This is
another way we hope to reach out to our community and beyond.
Caught in the Moment: Travelling exhibition of faith inspired artwork.
Warrnambool Uniting Church 22nd January to 17th February 9.00am to 1.00pm

Stewardship - Finances
Stewardship: Weekly average contributions for the month of December
Parish: $3,046.00 Pledged Amount: (per week) $2,820 Presbytery: $1,288.00
NB: Parish contribution consists of envelopes, credit cards & direct debits
Counters: This week: Team 2: Mary McNamara (5562 4630)
Next week: Team 3: Tom Arundell (5561 2109)

Thank you for your friendship and support during 2015 and your good wishes for
the coming year.
Thanks also to the many parishioners who assisted so generously in preparing the
Church, the liturgy and the environment during the Season of Advent and Christmas.
(Fr John)