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Faith in Life
Reflecting on the Word


Take some quiet time to reflect on the message of the gospel for the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time.

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Coming Events
Diocesan Pastoral Council


The next meeting of the Diocesan Pastoral Council will be held in Maryborough on September 13-14. 

Social Justice Sunday 2008 
We celebrate Social Justice Sunday on 28 September. The subject of this year’s Social Justice Sunday Statement, ‘A Rich Young Nation’ is the challenge of affluence and poverty in Australia. 

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Diocesan News
BCSF Appeal


The Ballarat Clergy Support Fund Annual Appeal will be held as usual on the first Sunday of September. The BCSF Committee is very grateful for the support given each year to the promotion of this appeal. The appeal has raised over 1.2 million dollars since it began in 1991, including nearly $90,000 last year.  This shows a tremendous generosity by the people of the Diocese, for which the priests are very grateful.

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At Your Service
Diocese on the Web

You are familiar with the Diocesan E-News but are you as familiar with the Diocesan website? Check it out at www.ballarat.catholic.org.au

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

General News
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NEW CATHOLIC EDUCATION APPOINTMENT

Mr Larry Burn, Director of the Catholic Education Office, Ballarat has announced the appointment of a new Assistant Director.

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In the Parishes
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AFTER WORLD YOUTH DAY

Many parishes around the Diocese are hearing of the experiences of World Youth Day. St. Columba’s Parish, Ballarat North is one of these.

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PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

It is hoped that much dialogue will be generated among six parish communities in Ballarat over the next three weeks as part of the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat's first phase of the Ballarat Dialogue - a development plan that will guide future decision making around the ministry of the Catholic Parishes in the City of Ballarat.

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Diocesan News
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2008 DIOCESAN FORUM ON SOCIAL JUSTICE

Bishop Peter Connors will be chairing his second Annual Forum on Social Justice for the people of the Ballarat Diocese on Friday, 19th September, 2008. He will also launch the 2008 Australian Bishops Statement on Social Justice.

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REGIONAL GATHERINGS 2008

During the month of August the Diocesan Pastoral Council has been hosting the Regional Gatherings for 2008.

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