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Diocesan E-News
General News
Earth Hour 2009

This initiative aims to reach more than one billion people in 1000 cities around the world, inviting communities, business and governments to switch off their lights as part of a global vote on Saturday, March 28th from 8.30 pm – 9.30 pm.  Go to: http://www.earthhour.org

Faith in Life
The Mass of the Oils


The Chrism Mass or Mass of the Oils will be celebrated in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ballarat at 6.30pm on Monday 6th April 2009. This Mass has special significance for those who will use the blessed oils in 2009, the ordained, the sick, those to be baptised and confirmed. All members of the Diocese are invited to this celebration.

Reflection on the Sunday Scriptures

Take time to reflect on the Word of God for this Sunday.

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Coming Events
For your information:

Three coming events of interest: Oberammergau Passion play Tour; Catholic Education Week activity at the Gold Museum and Sovereign Hill, Ballarat; and an RRR Weekend for young adults.

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Thursday, 26 March 2009

General News
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WYD HANDOVER

The Australian experience of World Youth Day draws to a conclusion on Palm Sunday.

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Focus On
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DIOCESE TO JOIN NATIONAL E-CONFERENCE

The first ever National E-Conference is to take place this year on Tuesday, June 30 to mark the Year of St. Paul and the Diocese will join this innovative venture.

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Diocesan News
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DIOCESAN PASTORAL COUNCIL MEET

The first full meeting of the Diocesan Pastoral Council for 2009 took place at St. Thomas’ Parish, Terang on Friday, March 20 – Sunday, March 22.

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PARISH LEADERS MEET

Leaders of six of the Parishes in the Diocese met in Ballarat on March 17.

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