Messages and Announcements
Position Vacant: BUSINESS MANAGER / SECRETARY St Mary’s Parish, Bairnsdale
The Parish Business Manager reports to the Parish Priest and assists in the stewardship of activities of the Parish in its mission of pastoral outreach.
The emphasis of the position is in the area of finance, human resources, office management and other duties as required by and in support of the Parish Priest.
Knowledge of MYOB is essential and the position includes secretarial duties. The role is based on a 30 hour week.
Remuneration negotiable based on knowledge and experience.
The position description is available here
Applications in writing close 31 October and should be addressed to the attention of Fr Michael Willemsen at 23 Pyke Street, Bairnsdale, Vic 3875
This term, we will be offering a Baptism preparation program for any families who would like their school aged children to be Baptised into the Catholic faith. This is the first step on the journey of faith to receive the other Sacraments of Reconciliaton, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
A 1 hour workshop is to be held at 5.30pm on either Tuesday 14th Novemeber or Tuesday 28th November at the Parish Centre. You only need to attend one of these sessions, children are welcome.
If you are interested in taking part, please contact Michelle Grimsted at the Parish Centre on 5152 2942 to confirm your attendance.
Church Restoration Progress
The window restoration contract has finally reached practical completion with all windows restored and protective screens in place. We are about to commence restoration of the copper clad cross on the bell tower dome. The scaffold for this is expected to be in place by this weekend. It is anticipated the repairs will be completed and the scaffold removed before Christmas. This depends on the scope of work identified after the cross can be accessed and investigation undertaken. Thankyou all for your patience and understanding of the restricted access to the church while all this work has been carried out. There is still a lot of work to be done to repair the brickwork and render at ground level around the church which will be ongoing into next year.
To all our volunteers - Thank you!
Due to Victorian Government legislation, you are required to have a Working with Children (WWC) check
Social Justice Statement 2015 - 2016
Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
Called and Gifted Workshops
Letter from Bishop Patrick O'Regan, Bishop of Sale
16 March 2016
Called and Gifted Bulletin
Sophy Morley, Diocesan Pastoral Coordinator, Diocese of Sale
Called and Gifted Event Flyer
Provides full information on how you can be involved
Amoris Laetitia, ‘The Joy of Love: On Love in the Family’
On Friday 8th April 2016, Pope Francis published a new papal document called, Amoris Laetitia, ‘The Joy of Love: On Love in the Family’ at the Vatican in Rome.
It is about marriage and family life. The papal document is also known as an ‘Apostolic Exhortation’.
It is available to read and download on the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference website: https://www.catholic.org.au/synod-2015/home
If you don’t have time to read all 256 pages of the Exhortation, you can access a summary on the Bishops Conference website.