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General News
International Human Rights Day


As International Human Rights Day (December 10) approaches, it is a time to again reflect on the rights and obligations of each individual.

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Catholic Social Services Victoria

CSS Victoria offer an insight into the present situation of economic and financial adjustment and how the needs of the vulnerable must remain a priority.

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Faith in Life
Sunday's Readings

Take some time with the Sunday Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent.

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An Advent Reflection

"The Lord Jesus is coming: yes, he is coming at Christmas, 2008; he is coming into our world daily in great, cosmic events, in small personal encounters; he is coming to me personally at the unknown moment of my death; he is coming in glory at “the end of time”. Each and every one of these comings makes its demand on each and every person for awareness. What if he should come and I were to miss him! The need to be aware, alert, on the watch was a constant theme of the early Church."

Tom O'Hara -  "Come, Lord Jesus", Terra Spiritus Volume 4, Issue 5.
For the full article, visit www.terraspiritus.com.au - Terra Spiritus is a publication of Pauline Electronic Publishing, a ministry of the Daughters of St Paul. Email: info@terraspiritus.com.au

At Your Service
Diocesan E-News

The last issue of the Diocesan E-News for 2008 will be published on December 17. The first issue for 2009 will be published on January 21, 2009. Send items for E-News to enews@ballarat.catholic.org.au

Our Diocesan Community

The last issue of Our Diocesan Community for 2008 is now being delivered to parishes and schools around the Diocese. ODC can also be read online at www.ballarat.catholic.org.au

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Thursday, 4 December 2008

General News
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GRADUATIONS FROM ACU

Some students at ACU-Ballarat recently completed their studies for a degree of Bachelor in Theology.

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Focus On
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YOUTH GATHERING IN HALLS GAP

Last weekend thirty World Youth Day (WYD08) pilgrims gathered for a weekend of reflection at Camp Acacia, Halls Gap.

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ADVENT PASTORAL LETTER

Bishop Connors has issued an Advent Pastoral Letter highlighting future changes around the Diocese.

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In the Parishes
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SHARING THE CALL TO MINISTRY

On Tuesday, December 2, a number of young people joined others from the Ararat parish for a Reflection and Formation Night on Ministries for the Mass.

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CLOSURE OF ST CATHERINE'S CHURCH

Former parishioners returned to Korong Vale to mark the closure of St. Catherine’s Church last Sunday.

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Diocesan News
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DPC REFLECTION DAY

Members of the Diocesan Pastoral Council gathered at the Bishop’s House for their annual day of Reflection and Review.

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FOCUSING ON ANOTHER GROUP

On Friday November 28th a small representative group of Catholics in the 30-49 age group from the three Warrnambool parishes gathered to look at their role in the Church and how the pastoral ministry of the Church might respond to their particular needs.

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FAREWELL TO ROBYN

Diocesan Receptionist, Robyn Martino recently retired after 23 years of service.  

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DIOCESAN SCHOOLS BOARD

The Ballarat Diocesan Schools Board held its final meeting for 2008 in Warrnambool last week.

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CENTACARE CELEBRATES

Centacare Ballarat recently marked thirty years of service in the Diocese.

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