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ST JOSEPHS PARISH - WARRNAMBOOL

Parish Office: 5562 223 1 Fax: 5562 223 0 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) 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)

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER


Mothers Day Concert
Annual concert by the Warrnambool Symphony Orchestra will be held here at St Josephs next Sunday (May 11th) at 2.30pm. A program of popular favourites including Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Strauss, Vaughan Williams, Leroy Anderson & Handel. Tickets: $20 adult, $15 concession $50 Family, available from Collins Booksellers, Dale Cleves or at the door on the day. Thank You: We are most indebted to the Parish of Hamilton for their willingness to assist St Josephs while Fr John is awaiting his hip operation. We welcome Fr John Corrigan this weekend. We are grateful also for our neighbouring priests who will assist with any funerals we may have during the coming weeks. There may be the occasional time when a supply priest may not be available so to ensure that our community continues to meet for prayer (Assembly of the Word with Communion) there will be a meeting in the Church following 10.30am Mass today for Prayer Leaders. If you are interested in assisting in this ministry please come along. Thank you. E-Conference: In St Josephs Hall, 11th June 10.00am - 3.00pm. The focus: Pope Francis Modelling the Ministry of Peter. All welcome. Contact Parish Office. Asylum & Migration: Pamphlets available, produced by the Australian Catholic Bishops, on the long standing teachings of the Church on asylum and migration. Stations of being a Refugee: Our world is troubled and large numbers are fleeing their homelands. In the Gathering Space are drawings by Merran Koren - her desire is to create new conversations about todays crosses. Confirmation: The Sacrament will be celebrated on 19th, 20th & 21st June. Registration Forms from St Josephs School or contact the Parish Office. All Forms to be returned by Wednesday, 7th May. Parents Meeting: Tuesday, 13th May at 7.30pm (Gathering Space). Mens Retreat: St Patricks Cathedral Parish in Ballarat are hosting a retreat menALIVE, in October. This will be an opportunity for men to share their faith and review what matters most in their lives, while enjoying one anothers company. Further enquiries www.menalive.org.au or Shawn 0488 441 235 Toolbox Parenting Group: Practical parenting strategies. Thursday nights 7.30 9.30pm on May 22nd to June 26th at Warrnambool Presbyterian Church. Further information 5562 2029

Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 9.00am - 12.30pm; 1.30pm - 4.00pm SCHOOL PRINCIPALS: WEEK-END LITURGIES:

WEEK-DAY LITURGIES: Wednesday & Friday: 10.00am (Assembly of Word & Comm)

Deaths: Anniversaries: We remember in Prayer: Olive ODonnell, Nancy Bolden, Gerry Ryan, Joe Ryan, Val Sandow Baptism: We welcome Logan McGennan, Harvey Ness and Lily Jenkins into Gods Family this weekend. Celebrating 75 years: St John of God Hospital are acknowledging and celebrating 75 years of the Sisters ministry in Warrnambool: 18-19th October. Events include launch of a history book, displays and cocktail party. Photos and memorabilia are also being sought. If you can help or require more information please contact Anne Maree (5564 0603) or anne.maree.mugavin@sjog.au St Brigids Crossley: Centenary celebrations 27th - 29th June. See notice board Project Compassion: Thank you once again for participating so generously in this years Appeal. $8,213.65 has been received. Receipts are now available at the Parish Office for those who requested them. Collections: Presbytery: $1,032.00 Parish: $1,134.50 Thank you for your support Counters: This week: Team 2: Mary McNamara (5562 4630) Next week: Team 3: Tom Arundell (5561 2109)