We are asking you to consider yourself or someone else to become involved in the PPC as we listen to what the Spirit of God is saying for our local Church.
A great photo in the Cronicle on Wednesday 18th December of the St Vincent de Paul members Maureen Hatt, Loris Fletcher, Robert Waterman, Doreen Holmes, Chris Gooden and Shirley Sullivan preparing hampers for locals in need. St Vincent de Paul has assisted 75 families this Christmas using donations from local parishioners as well as from […]
Over the past 12 months, the society in Wangaratta has fielded 2500 requests for emergency aid, and has spent $200,000 on food vouchers, education, accommodation, utilities, medical and transport assistance for people in need. Income from the Vinnies store and the generous support of parishioners and school communities throughout the year all contribute to raising […]
St Vincent de Paul is currently conducting its annual Assist A Student Campaign. This program assists students in very poor circumstances in countries to our north to get to school. It costs $70 to assist one student for one year. Pamphlets are available in the church.
The 5th Sunday Collection raised $1503 across the two parishes.
Nationally, Project Compassion 2019 raised $10.8 million. Sandhurst Diocese contribution was $496,000, an increase of 4.5% on the previous year. We had 100% involvement from our parishes and schools. Thank you for your generous support.
Financial Report for the year ended 30th June 2019 Operating income for the year was $287,138 and expenditure $388,075. Expenditure included almost $111,000 on essential Church and Presbytery repairs, painting and maintenance. Planned giving receipts were $105,908, down approximately $3,000 from the previous year. Second collections amounted to $44,610, down approximately $2,600.
The collated data has inspired six national themes: 1 Missionary and evangelizing 2 Inclusive 3 Prayerful and Eucharistic 4 Humble, healing and merciful 5 Joyful ,hope-filled and servent community 6 Open to conversion, renewal and reform For more information visit the website.
St Patrick’s collected $15,000 for Caritas over the Lentan Period. Well done.
The Wangaratta Parishes welcome Fr. Dean on his appointment to Wangaratta. Dean entered the seminary in Mindanao in the southern part of the Philippines, then transferred to Manila where he joined a seminary, then went to university studying Psychology. He worked as a Psychologist in one of the orphanages in Manila, acted as a guidance counsellor in […]