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General News
Annual Mass Count

Parishes around the Diocese are just concluding the Annual Mass Count. The Mass Count, taken over three weeks, provides information which assists parishes and the Diocese in planning for the future.

Faith in Life
Advent begins

A reflection on the gospel for the First Sunday of Advent

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In the Parishes
NEWS FROM TIMBOON

At 10.30am on Sunday 25th November, Father Barry Stickland celebrated his Farewell Mass in St. Joseph’s Church, Timboon.

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Coming Events
Advance Dates

Two important dates for parish diaries for 2008: the Rite of Election - Saturday, February 9 and the Mass of the Oils – Monday, March 17. Easter comes early – March 23, 2008.

At Your Service
Training Opportunity

St. John of God Hospital Warrnambool In partnership with Barwon Health CPE Centre Is offering a part-time program of CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION in 2008.  

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Tuesday, 27 November 2007

General News
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FROM THE ASHES

The Church of the Immaculate Conception in Ararat, devastated by the fire earlier this year, was re-opened for Mass on Saturday 10th November.

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DIALOGUE IN BALLARAT

On the evening of Friday November 16th and the morning of Saturday November 17th, 25 participants from the six parishes located within the City of Ballarat assembled at ACU (Aquinas) in Ballarat to participate in ‘The Ballarat Dialogue’.

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Focus On
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CHANGE FOR ST BRENDAN'S

The communities of Coragulac and Pirron Yallock, who make up the parish of Cororooke, are to embark on a pilot programme in Parish Leadership when the present Parish Leader, Sr. Margaret Carmody, completes her contract at the beginning of 2008.

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In the Parishes
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NEW GATHERING SPACE

On Remembrance Day, 11th November 2007, a large crowd gathered to share mass and for the opening of the newly built Gathering Space in the foyer of the St. Brigid's Church in Ballan.

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