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Golden Jubilee Celebrations

 

Later this year Fr John McKinnon celebrates 50 years of priesthood. The Parish of Horsham will mark the occasion with a Jubilee Mass. The Mass will be offered at 10.30 am on Sunday, 14 October, in Ss Michael and John’s Church, Horsham. A BBQ in the Parish Hall will follow the Mass. The Parish warmly invites friends of Fr John to join with them in marking the occasion. Please notify Horsham Parish on 5382 1155 or email horsham@ballarat.catholic.org.au by Monday 1st October of numbers attending to assist with catering.
(A second celebration to mark the Jubilee will take place at St Aloysius’ Church, Redan, at 10.30 am on Sunday, 25 November.  Friends of Fr John, living closer to Ballarat, may prefer to celebrate on that day.)

Faith in Life
Gospel Reflection

 

Take time to reflect on the Gospel for the coming Sunday, 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C.

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Coming Events
Aquinas Annual Lecture

 

You are invited to attend a Free Public Lecture at Australian Catholic University's Ballarat Campus, on Friday, 14 September 2007 at 7.30pm.   Mr Jeff McMullen AM will deliver the Aquinas Annual Lecture titled "Closing the space between us" (Easing the crisis in Aboriginal health and education).  For further information -  phone 5336 5300.

Diocesan Fact File
Latest issue

 

The Spring edition of Our Diocesan Community is now available from parishes and schools. It can also be viewed on the Diocesan website www.ballarat.catholic.org.au

September 2007

Focus On
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RECEIVING A MESSAGE STICK

The most senior student of indigenous background at Damascus College, Ballarat – Paul Rose – became the custodian of a Message Stick at a ceremony held at the rear of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne recently.

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Faith in Life
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FAITH FORMATION SERIES CONTINUES

St. Columba’s Parish Ballarat North, in conjunction with the Cathedral Parish, is continuing to offer the segments in a 3-year course to help those interested in Adult Faith Formation and Leadership.

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In the Parishes
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HELPING THE RESTORATION

St. Mary’s Parish, Ararat is holding a Benefit Concert to aid the restoration of the Church following the devastating fire in April this year.

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LOOKING FOR MARY AND JOSEPH?

Father Bill Melican has notified us that the community of Manangatang has some Christmas Nativity scene figures looking for a new home.  No stable or manger, just the figures.  Please contact Father Bill at Robinvale on:  5026 3-68 or robinvale@ballarat.catholic.org.au   He would love these figures to start a new life elsewhere and bring Christmas joy to all who see them.

Coming Events
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WORLD MISSION MONTH

October is World Mission Month and in the Diocese there will be some activities to mark the occasion.

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Diocesan News
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DIOCESAN PASTORAL COUNCIL

The full meeting of the Diocesan Pastoral Council took place last weekend in Portland.

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DIOCESAN VOCATIONS COMMITTEE

One of the initiatives of the Diocesan Vocations Committee took place in August.

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