Messages and Announcements
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
Information seminar with Geoffrey Wallace
St Mary's Parish Centre Hall, Tuesday 21st June 2016, 7pm
Geoffrey is world renowned for his stain glass work on heritage stained glass in churches in Australia and overseas. He is currently working on our windows restoration and he has agreed to speak to anyone interested in the processes involved in such work. We are indeed grateful for his willingness to do this for us. His website can be viewed at www.gwsg.com.au/
Father Herman Hengel retirement celebration
Fr. Herman Hengel is retiring and our parishes of Warragul and Drouin are holding a celebration to acknowledge his wonderful service in many parishes in our Diocese. The celebration is a three course luncheon to be held Sunday 12th June at 12 noon, McCartan Hall Marist Sion College 165 Burke Street Warragul. RSVP no later than 7th June for catering purposes. Any enquiries St Joseph’s Parish Office 5623-1642.
CWL - Upcoming event
Catholic Women’s League Victoria Wagga -Wagga celebrate 100 years of dedicated service this year.
The main celebration will be Sunday October 2nd at St Patricks Cathedral Melbourne.
Sale Diocese will combine Celebratory Lunch and shortened Annual Conference Wednesday 1st June beginning with Mass at 9.30 at St Michael’s in Traralgon.
There have been many ladies involved over the years and many would have moved so we are asking to please spread the word.
World Communications Day 2016
Message of his Holiness Pope Francis
24 January 2016
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.