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ST JOSEPHS 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) Michael Gray (St Josephs School) Philip Morison (Emmanuel College) 6.30pm (Vigil); 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)

21st Sunday in Ordinary Time


FIRST EUCHARIST
Thank you to all involved in preparing the children for First Eucharist. It is important that we, especially the parents, continue to support the children in modelling the Christian life for them. Id like to remind the parents of the commitment they made at the beginning of their childs formal preparation: Fr John: Will you (the parents) continue to nourish your own faith by regularly hearing and reflecting on the Word of God, receiving his Body & Blood and living our the values of the Gospel? Parents: We will Pastoral Letter: The Bishops of Victoria, together with the Leaders of Catholic Religious Victoria, have issued a Pastoral Letter about the Parliamentary Inquiry into the handling of child abuse by religious and other non-government organisations. In the letter the Church Leaders state that they respect the parliamentary process and will co-operate fully with the Inquiry. The letter includes a Prayer for Healing which can be used for individual or group prayer. Copies available this weekend (Gathering Space). Migrant & Refugee Sunday (2nd September): This is a time when we celebrate the cultural diversity of our nation. Pope Benedict emphasises the need to nourish the faith of new migrants who are deprived of the cultural support from their country of origin. You are invited to bring memorabilia of the country of your birth to display over that weekend. Please bring food to share following the 10.30am Mass - this may include a special dish from your own country. St Josephs Pipe Organ Scholarship 2013: Applications are now invited from those who would like to further their musical skills and contribute to our liturgies. Application forms & further information are available in the Parish Office. Closing date 30th November 2012. Balancing the Extremes by Gabrielle Leslie: An inspiring book on living with mental health issues is available for loan in the Parish Office. Mercy Place: Stage 2 Development at Mercy Place begins officially this Tuesday with a sod turning ceremony by Bishop Peter Connors at 11.00am An Invitation: Would you like to be involved in the life of the Parish? A list of ministries is available in the Gathering Space. This is an opportunity especially for families connected with 1st Communion to become involved.

Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 12:30pm; 1:30pm - 4:00pm SCHOOL PRINCIPALS: WEEK-END LITURGIES:

WEEK-DAY LITURGIES: Tuesday to Friday: 10.00am (Eucharist) Friday: 10.30am (Reconciliation) N.B: A funeral normally takes the place of the weekday liturgy

Deaths: Margaret Hand, Gwen Te Tau, Bruce Cope Anniversaries: Megan ONeill, Rita OFlaherty, Heath Bishop, Clare Dunn, Mick Earls, Michael Kenneally, Vern Walsh, Francis Bartlett, Mary & Frank Forrest, Kathleen McGrath, Mary Jane Smith, Tom Smith, Bill Couch Baptism Preparation: Next meeting is Wednesday, 12th September at 7.30pm Powerpoint Presentation: The focus this weekend is on 1st Eucharist Thank You: A special thank you to parishioners from around the Diocese who, by their presence and kindness, honoured in many ways the celebration of my Golden Jubilee of ordination to the priesthood.Fr Kevin Arundell Car Raffle: Support the Jesuit Missions at $20.00 a ticket, drawn 15th September. Contact Peter Jackman (5562 1492) Praying the Rosary: Mary McDonalds home (116 Rooneys Rd) 2.00pm Collections: Counters: Presbytery: $1,324.00 Parish: $2,032.00 Thank you for your support This week: Team 3: Tom Arundell (5561 2109) Next week: Team 4: Gerald Shanely (5562 5992)