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General News
Mass of the Oils

The Mass of the Oils will be celebrated in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ballarat at 7.30pm on Monday 17th March 2008. This Mass has special significance for those who will use the blessed oils in 2008, the ordained, the sick, those to be baptised and confirmed. All members of the Diocese are invited to this celebration.

Reminder: Change of Feast Day – St Patrick’s Day

This year St Patrick’s Day is celebrated on Friday 14th March.  The date has been changed due to Monday 17th March being the start of Holy Week.

Centenary Celebrations

St. Thomas’ Parish, Terang will celebrate their Centenary on from the 12th – 14th April, 2008. Celebrations will include: Saturday: Pilgrimage which includes the Terang Cemetery, old Church, the Hall for Afternoon Tea and finishing at the current Church; Sunday: Mass followed by Lunch at the Racecourse; Monday: Concelebrated Mass for all the Priests of the Diocese followed by Morning Tea.   All welcome to attend. Contact: Parish Office ph 5592 1195; Email: terang@ballarat.catholic.org.au

Focus On
A Lenten Reflection

Read the Lenten stories focused on by Project Compassion.

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Faith in Life
Gospel for Passion (Palm) Sunday Year A

As we approach the beginning of Holy Week, take time to reflect on the Gospel for Passion Sunday.

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Friday, 14 March 2008

General News
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World Youth Day Summit

The weekend of March 1st and 2nd witnessed a fine gathering of senior student leaders from our Catholic secondary colleges across the Diocese.

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Solar Powered Savings

Students at Damascus College are embarking on a four-day non-stop adventure from Sydney to Ballarat to help tackle global warming.

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In the Parishes
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Something to Celebrate

St Mary’s Parish, Robinvale celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of the blessing and opening of the Church with over two hundred people attending the celebration Mass and lunch afterwards at the Robinvale Golf Club.

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Opening and blessing at St Alipius Parish School

The new buildings at St. ALipius Primary School, Ballarat East, were officially opened by Bishop Peter Connors and Catherine King MP on Thursday, 28th February. Principal Eileen Rice describes the event in a letter to families.

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Visitor from Vietnam thanks Australia

On Saturday 16th February, Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, East Warrnambool, welcomed Vu Thi Bich Hop after a 14 hour flight from Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Diocesan News
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Diocesan Pastoral Council meets

The first full meeting of the Diocesan Pastoral Council for 2008 took place at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Centre, Wendouree on Friday, February 29 – Sunday, March 2.

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