Welcoming & The Cuppa Ministry

Welcoming & The Cuppa Ministry

Welcoming at Mass Ministry You may like to assist us by being on the roster to welcome people to the weekend Masses.  This just requires you to be a bit earlier to Masses.  You will have the weekly bulletin to hand out to those entering.  It is really important to make eye contact with those attending.  Ideally you may be able to start a conversation with anyone who is willing.  Any new people may be made especially welcome by you.  By...

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St Mary’s Book Club

St Mary’s Book Club

The St Mary’s Book Club has attracted avid readers since first launched in 2004 following a 2003 Parish Review when many social groups were considered. So now celebrating its tenth year, a group of Book Club women still gather on the first Wednesday of each month with the main objective to review a recently read novel. While time is normally set aside to discuss each member’s thoughts on the author’s work, we are soon distracted to...

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Men’s Day Out

You are invited to attend our Men’s Day Out each week to share in good times with other men of our community.  You can play snooker, cards or just laugh along.  A great mid-week event. Held every Wednesday in the Maryknoll family room from 1.00 pm until 4.00 pm. Inquiries to Gerald Healy 0429 381 595

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Leadership, Ministries & Groups

Hamilton Parish Ex-Officio Fr. Patrick Mugavin  Parish Priest  Ph 5571 1161 John Hockey  Parish Manager  Ph 5572 1161 Jo-Ann Bond Principal – St Mary’s Primary School. Ph 5571 1004 Mark McGinnity Principal – Monivae College. Ph 5572 1244 Ben van de Camp Principal – St Joseph’s Primary School Penshurst. Ph 5576 5438 Parish Pastoral Team Meetings each Thursday morning Fr. Patrick Mugavin Kymhan...

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Bereavement team

The Bereavement team sees its role as assisting and supporting a family who has suffered the death of a loved one – from early visits, helping to prepare for the Requiem or Funeral Service, to ongoing personal support. There are many physical preparations and burdens that loved ones have to deal with. Local Undertakers can provide pamphlets especially prepared to guide families through. They suggest that death should be discussed openly...

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Liturgy Team

The Liturgy Team prepares liturgical celebrations for special occasions and for regular weekend Masses. Liturgy Team Members: Fr Pat, Kymhan Watson, Carolyn Stanhope; Noreen...

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Orana Ladies Group

Orana Ladies Group

The word “orana” is Aboriginal for “welcome”. The group’s objective is to offer friendship to women of all ages and especially newcomers to the Church and School communities. Through involvement with Orana, women have also given their time and special skills to other programs within the parish. It’s a well known fact that women don’t need an excuse to gather for a chat – and that’s certainly the case when Orana provides the...

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Parish logo

Parish logo

The stain glass window in the day chapel of the church depicts the Blessed Virgin Mary (our parish patron) in the midst of the Apostles receiving the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The church at Pentecost is an image which the parish would like to adopt as a model of its existence and...

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St Vincent de Paul Society

St Vincent de Paul Society

The St Mary’s Conference is part of the Glenelg Region which also takes in Casterton, Port Fairy, Koroit and Warrnambool (Four Conferences – St Joseph’s, St Anthony’s, St Pius and Our Lady Help of Christians). In the region there are also three Centres of Charity where second-hand goods are sold or given away to people in need when the occasion arises. The money from these shops is used to fund the Welfare work done by...

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