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Faith in Life
Pentecost Reflection


Take time to reflect on the scripture for the Feast of Pentecost.

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Changes in the Mass


As from this coming weekend, the Feast of Pentecost, two changes will take place in the celebration of the Mass in parishes all around Australia.

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Coming Events
State of the Australian Family


Reverend Tim Costello, Chief Executive of World Vision Australia, will give a public address entitled ‘The State of the Australian Family’ at the University of Ballarat Mt Helen Campus Caro Convention Centre on Tuesday, 20 May from 7 to 9 pm. Also speaking will be Sally Richards, who will talk about being the mother of a son with a disability and how her family developed a business to cater to his needs. Admission is free, tickets from Richard Nash on 5327 8428 or at r.nash@ballarat.edu.au  The evening is partnered by Centacare Ballarat, the Department of Human Services and the Committee for Ballarat.

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

General News
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FAMILY FIRM AT WORK

The family firm of Hallet Stonemasons, having previously constructed the altars for St. Patrick’s Cathedral and St. Alipius’ Church, Ballarat East, again bring their craftsmanship to one of the parish churches, the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Ararat. 

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Diocesan News
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DEATH OF PASTORAL ASSOCIATE

Many people around the Diocese will be saddened to hear of the death of Sr. Veronica Carr CSB who was the Pastoral Associate in the Parish of Sts. Michael & John’s, Horsham.

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DIOCESAN SACRAMENTAL REVIEW

The Working Party for the review of the pastoral practices which accompany the implementation of the Diocesan Sacraments of Initiation policy wish to thank all those who responded to their Survey.

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HONORARY DOCTORATE TO MERCY SISTER

Congratulations to Sister Rita Hayes RSM who was yesterday awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the Graduation Ceremony of the University of Ballarat. 

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