SCHURMANN  John Trevor

Passed away peacefully at home on 15th August at age 74.

Dearly beloved husband of Rosemary

Dearly loved father of Francis.

Brother in-law to Marj, Alf (dec),Norm, Betty, Noreen, Joe and Bill.

Will be sadly missed by all.


For funeral details see F. Greed & Sons website for daily updates or future editions of the Hamilton Spectator.



A Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of the late Mr. John Trevor Schurmann will be offered at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Lonsdale St. Hamilton on Friday 24th August at 2.30pm. The funeral will leave at the conclusion of Mass for the Hamilton Lawn Cemetery.



On November 11, aged 89 years
Dearly beloved wife of the late Leo.
Loved and loving mother of Michael (dec), Pauline, Harry, Maureen (dec), Katherine, Anne-Maree, Dominic (dec).
Respected mother-in-law of Tony M., Sandra, Tony P.
Loved and loving Na of Luke, Joseph, Jeremiah, Sarah (dec) and Elisha; Leigh and Naomi; Declan, Paddy and Kellen, and families.

Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of the late Mrs. Rita Taylor will be offered at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Lonsdale Street Hamilton, on Thursday 17th November at 10.00am. The Funeral will leave at the conclusion of Mass for the Hamilton Lawn Cemetery.

Rosary will be recited at 7.00pm on Wednesday 16th November at
St. Marys Catholic Church, Lonsdale Street Hamilton.

Youth Group Dinner

When: Saturday 14th November at 7pm.

Where: Dunworth Centre.

Cost: $4.

Join us for a lovely dinner and then some delicious dessert. This is a fantastic way to socialise and get to know one another.

RSVP: Charlotte Stanhope to 0437 017 296.

Gr. 5 to Yr. 12.

Hope you can come!!!!!

Looking Forward


Looking Forward Gathering


Catholic Diocese of Ballarat



Tuesday, 12th August

St Mary’s Dunworth Centre


6.30pm Hot Soup & Bread Rolls

7.00pm – 9.00pm LookingForward

Presenters are;

Fr Justin Driscoll – Vicar General

Amanda Smith – Pastoral Services Assistant

This gathering is for all who are interested in the future of our Catholic Church particularly in the Ballarat Diocese and our own Parish.

Further reading is encouraged prior to the gathering and can be found by clicking on the link below.

 Moving Forward Document

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 having more than one person welcoming at each Mass will allow you to spend more time talking to people.  

If you are willing to help welcome people to Mass please e-mail: or phone 5571 1161.

Wedding Feast

The Cuppa Ministry

St Mary’s Parish provides a cuppa after Mass on regular occasions at most of our Masses.  Serving the cuppa is more than just filling cups.  This ministry essentially involves making people feel welcome.  We ask that those running the cuppa get out and talk to people, especially anyone who may be alone.  You may be able to introduce people to each other and build a stronger parish community.  We regard this ministry very highly.

If you would like to help with the Cuppa Ministry then please e-mail: or phone 5571 1161.

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