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Diocesan E-News
Faith in Life
This week's Gospel

The Gospel and reflection for the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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In the Parishes
Good Samaritan Farewell

The Parish Communities of Saint Brendan's Coragulac and Saint Joseph's Pirron Yallock invite you to join us as we celebrate and express our gratitude for the presence of the Good Samaritan Sisters and Barb,
Date: Sunday 31st August 2008
Time: 11.00am - Celebration of the Eucharist with Bishop Peter Connors
Venue: St Brendan's Church Coragulac,  followed by lunch and a Closing Ritual.
RSVP - Marie O'Shea by Friday 15th August.
800 Corangamite Lake Road, Coragulac 3249

Coming Events
Diocesan Pastoral Council Regional Meetings

The Diocesan Pastoral Council is in the process of holding the Annual Regional Gatherings in Birchip and Warrnambool East.  If you are interested please contact your parish for more details.

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Diocesan News
Using the Diocesan E-News

Remember that items for the Diocesan E-News can be emailed to enews@ballarat.catholic.org.au . These should be items of interest relating to the life of the Diocese, events from parishes and schools in the day to day life of our communities. The next Diocesan E-News will be published on on 27-28 August

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

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PILGRIMS FROM BALLARAT ON WYD2008

Ballarat’s own pilgrims tell their story of their WYD encounter…

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DAYS IN THE DIOCESE FOR HOST FAMILIES

A large number of international pilgrims visited Ballarat both before and after WYD2008 for the Days in the Diocese Program.  They experienced the warm and welcoming hospitality of many host families.  Read about some of the experiences….

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WHERE TO FROM NOW.......

Stacey Atkins, Diocese of Ballarat World Youth Day Co-ordinator reflects and ponders on World Youth Day and what comes next..

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Coming Events
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Conversation for Young Adults

Young adults (post-school age) are invited to a conversation evening centred on the potential and possibility of a community experience in Ballarat during 2009.

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Diocesan News
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Participation of Women in the Church

Representatives from the Dioceses of Ballarat, Sandhurst, Sale and the Archdiocese of Melbourne met with Kimberley Davis from the ACBC Office for the Participation of Women on Thursday 7th August 2008 to talk about what has been happening in relation to promoting the participation of women.

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