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Social Justice Forum

Social Justice Forum
The Second Annual Bishops Forum on Social Justice and the Launch of the 2008 Australian Bishops Statement on Social Justice  will take place on Friday, September 19, 2008 at 7.30 p.m. at the Mulkearns Theatre, Australian Catholic University, Mair Street, Ballarat.

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Faith in Life
Sunday's Gospel


This Sunday is the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross. Reflect on Sunday’s Gospel.

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Coming Events
Diaconate Ordination

James Mackay will be ordained a Deacon on Friday, October 24 in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Ballarat. Jim is presently continuing his Seminary studies at Corpus Christi College in Melbourne and hopes to be ordained for the Diocese of Ballarat in 2009.

Adult Faith Development
The 3-year course to help those interested in Faith Formation and Leadership,  hosted by St. Columba’s Parish Ballarat North, in conjunction with the Cathedral Parish, coming to a conclusion. The final session for the series will be held in October.

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Wednesday, 10 September 2008

General News
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REMEMBER THE GOLD COIN COLLECTION?

In Advent 2007, the Diocese contributed $14,500 from a Gold Coin collection to assist the young people of the Wadeye community in the Northern Territory travel to World Youth Day in Sydney.

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Faith in Life
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SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION GATHERING

For the second year running a gathering was held in early September at St Michael and John Parish Centre, Horsham of those involved in parish Sacramental preparation throughout the Diocese. 

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Diocesan News
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BISHOP APPOINTS CONSULTORS

Bishop Connors has just appointed a new College of Consultors and the first meeting of the new Consultors was held on Tuesday, 2 September 2008. 

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OUR DIOCESAN COMMUNITY

The latest issue of Our Diocesan Community (ODC) is now being delivered to parishes and schools. Look out for it – there is a special enclosure on WYD. ODC can also be read on the web - 

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