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The Convent, (previously known as the Good Samaritan Centre) located at Coragulac in the Victorian Western District (Parish of Cororooke) is now available for lease.  

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Reflect on the Sunday Scriptures


The Sunday Scriptures and reflections can be found on the DIOCESAN WEBSITE.

Coming Events
Mass of the Oils


The Mass of the Oils for 2009 will take place at the beginning of Holy Week on Monday, April 6 in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Ballarat.  This celebration for the whole Diocese will commence at 6.30pm and be followed by supper. Please note this change of time from previous years. 

A MUSIC GROUP is being formed for the Mass. Practices will be held in St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Monday 23rd and Monday 30th March. Those wishing to join the group, please come to the practices. People from outside Ballarat who would like to be part of the group or anyone wanting further information, contact Sue Crowe ph 0419 887274.

Diocesan News
Diocesan Commission Meets


The Ballarat Diocesan Commission for Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations met for the first time this year on Friday 27th February. 

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Monday, 16 March 2009

General News
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A PLACE OF REST

Many people come to Ballarat from the country areas of the Diocese because they have doctor appointments, someone in hospital or need for a time of respite. "Bethesda" is a short term accommodation house run by the Sisters of Mercy in Ballarat which may be of assistance.

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Faith in Life
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SOMETHING FOR LENT

This year's Jesuit Lenten Podcast Series looks at ‘Reversals’, finding God in times of crisis and change. The five podcasts will feature stories of people who have sought God in the midst of turmoil or helped others seek answers through their faith.   To receive a link to the podcasts, sign up to the Province newsletter at www.express.org.au

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JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS

Recent celebrations were held in Ballarat and Maidstone to mark the Jubilees of Religious Profession of Sr. Mary of Mercy RSM and Sister Marie Dominic RSJ.  

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In the Parishes
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FAREWELL FROM SWAN HILL

On Friday, March 20th, the community of St Mary’s Parish, Swan Hill will say farewell to Sr Kathleen McSweeney RSJ

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Diocesan News
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RITE OF ELECTION

The Rite of Election was celebrated in St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Ballarat on Saturday, February28. 

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COUNCIL OF RELIGIOUS MEET

The Diocesan Council of Religious held it’s first meeting for 2009 on Saturday, February 21.

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