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Faith in Life
Something to Read

Looking For Something To Read And Ponder On During This Time Of Lent? Two new books from the Resource Centre may be just the thing.
The Cross: an Australian Journey – text and paintings by Helen Barnes, RSJ
Fourteen paintings with accompanying reflections invite us to reflect upon the people of our country who share in the cross of Jesus.
The Folly of God: the journey of the Cross: a path to light. – the art and inspiration of Sieger Koder. Eighteen images, prayers and reflections follow the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus
Contact: Diocesan Religious Education Resource Centre. PH: 03 5337 7149  FAX: 03 5333 5048 e-mail: jkingston@ceo.balrt.catholic.edu

This week's Gospel

Take some time to reflect on the Gospel for the Fourth Sunday of Lent
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Coming Events
Advance Notice

Retreat In Daily Life will be offered to people in the Ballarat region in June 2008.  Please note the following dates in your diary.  June 5 - June 20, 2008. Details and enrolment forms will be available in April. Enquiries: Maureen McAloon 53327797 maureen_mcaloon@hotmail.com; Peggy Nijam 53302693 peggy@vic.chariot.net.au.

Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Buninyong -150th

Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Buninyong will be celebrating its 150th Anniversary on Sunday 6th April.

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Wednesday, 27 February 2008

General News
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Busking for Justice

Anna Haintz, a Year Eight student at Damascus College Ballarat, chose to put her talents on show to raise funds for Project Compassion. In just a few hours she collected over $75 to go towards Damascus’s contribution to the Caritas collection. 

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Scholarships/Grants for Lay people

The Union of the Catholic Apostolate is offering scholarships/studygrants to enable lay people to further their understanding and skills in leadership/ministry or a specialised activity which is consistent with UAC aims and objectives. 

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Diocesan News
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A word from the Diocese’s newest Catholic School

Commencing a new Catholic Primary School must be the greatest privilege a teacher could experience in her or his career and with the commencement of Emmaus, the newest Catholic primary school has come an enormous pride and genuine satisfaction.  On January 30th twenty one children started school at Emmaus on a temporary site.  

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Only 139 Days to Go!

With 139 days until the start of World Youth Day 2008 and over 200 pilgrims registered to attend with the Ballarat Diocese, now’s the time to get organized and be prepared. With this in mind, 25 people representing 18 parishes gathered in Halls Gap for a WYD leadership weekend.

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Rite of Election

The Rite of Election was held at 11.00am on the 9th February at St Patrick's Cathedral, Ballarat. The Rite of Election is an important stage in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults. Those to be received into the Church at Easter are presented to the Bishop for membership in the Church.  There were 25 catechumens and candidates.  They gathered with the RCIA teams from their respective parishes, their sponsors and godparents.