Goodbye Fr. Joe: Saturday 10th February

Farewell to Fr Joe: The Parish will hold a Thanksgiving Mass and Farewell Celebration on Saturday 10th February starting at 3.00pm with a Family Fun Day (Sausage Sizzle for the Children 3.30pm to 4.30pm).  Thanksgiving Mass at 6.00pm with shared Dinner afterwards.

Farewell to Fr Joe – Shared Dinner after Mass: Four corners of the World.  We kindly ask for Parishioners to bring a dish/pot to share.  Lists at the back of the Church for North/South/East/West.  Separate list for Desserts.

Farewell to Fr Joe – Helpers Needed: Volunteers needed for help with setting up on the Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon.  Volunteers needed for putting away Saturday night after dinner.  Parking Attendants needed.  Servers needed for Dinner.

Farewell to Fr Joe – Time Change to Mass Time: Please note time change to Saturday evening’s Mass on Saturday 10th February from 6.30pm to 6.00pm.  Mass will be at 6.00pm.

Farewell to Fr Joe – Glory Be Café: on Sunday 11th February the Glory Be Café will be open after all Masses. Once again we call upon our wonderful bakers to help.

Farewell to Fr Joe – A Parting Gift: A parting gift to Fr Joe – If anyone would like to make a donation a collection will be taken up on the weekend of Saturday 27th/Sunday 28th January. (A special envelope will be provided on this weekend).

Fr Joe Photos Needed: As part of Fr Joe’s farewell gift I am putting a photo scrapbook diarising his time in our parish. It will continue on from the one put together for his 10th anniversary of ordination which was 2010. I am looking for photos from his 40th birthday celebration 2010, his participation in parish concert nights and dances, youth, soccer, events with various parish groups etc. I do not need Christmas or Easter photos. I would also appreciate photos for the video presentation. If anyone is able to provide 2 or 3 photos in digital – jpeg format, (preferably if they are to be used in the video presentation in high resolution rather than photos taken with mobile phones,) they can be emailed to or copies on CD or USB dropped off to the parish office or church sacristy in an envelope with your contact details so they can be returned after use. I cannot guarantee all photos will be used due to space limitations but my purpose is to show the huge involvement Fr Joe has had in the life of our parish in the time he has been here. Any questions please contact me on 0431148648 (by text not voice mail if there is no answer) or on 94018815. I need the photos no later than Monday 22nd January. With thanks, Pauline Egan

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