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Our Diocesan Community


The first issue of the Diocesan publication “Our Diocesan Community” (ODC) will be issued in the Easter season. Parishes, schools and groups are invited to send items for publication. 

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Faith in Life
Our Lenten Journey Begins


“Believe and be baptised”
was the message his disciples announced to people throughout the world. Their stories of Jesus’ life and teaching, the “Good News” that was his gospel, brought people everywhere to believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Redeemer. And they baptised those who believed in water and the Holy Spirit. Today Lent and Easter are times for hearing the “Good News” once more and celebrating the sacraments that are signs of the power of Christ’s death and resurrection. They remind us of our great journey with Christ. Once more these seasons call us to believe and recall our baptismal life. The Lenten Spirit is "Pray, Give, Fast". Set aside time to explore the Lenten journey with the reflection on the Lenten Spirit that can be read HERE.

Coming Events
Loreto Portland Celebrations


Loreto Sisters have been present in Portland for 125 years. Join in the celebration 20th-22nd March. Contact Bayview College 5523 1042. More information HERE

At Your Service
Sunday Scriptures


Take time with the Scripture readings for the First Sunday of Lent and a reflection by Sr. Veronica Lawson RSM.

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Wednesday, 25 February 2009

General News
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LENT BEGINS

Lent begins this week…..so does PROJECT COMPASSION. Each week read and reflect on the Lenten stories on the Caritas website where you will also find many materials for Project Compassion - posters, films, PowerPoint presentations, teaching materials for all primary and secondary Schools as well as Parish and other Community groups. Go to: www.caritas.org.au You can also contribute to their work.

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NEW ACADEMIC YEAR AT ACU BALLARAT

Sunday 15 February saw Dr Anne Hunt, Campus Dean of Australian Catholic University (Ballarat Campus) welcome new students and their families to the 2009 Academic Year. 

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In the Parishes
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MILDURA TEACHERS MASS

At 6 pm Mass on February 14 the staff from the three Catholic Schools in the Mildura Parish – St Paul’s and Sacred Heart Primary Schools and St Joseph’s Secondary College recommitted themselves publicly to their service to Catholic Education.

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CONVENT FOR LEASE

Until recently the Convent, previously known as the Good Samaritan Centre, located at Coragulac in the Victorian Western District (Parish of Cororooke), was occupied by the Good Samaritan Sisters for 85 years.   This magnificent two-storey brick building is now available for lease.  

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SEA LAKE FAREWELLS

Farewell celebrations for Sr. Margaret Brown and Fr. Dan Arundell were recently held in Sea Lake as both move to new places of ministry.

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Diocesan News
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FAREWELL TO MERCY SISTER

Sisters of Mercy and family and friends gathered in St. Alipius’ Church, Ballarat East on Wednesday, February 18 for the Funeral Mass of Sr. Mary Hogan RSM who died on Friday, February 13, 2009.

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