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General News
Our Diocesan Community


The first issue of Our Diocesan Community for 20008 has now been delivered to parishes and schools around the Diocese. ODC can also be read online at www.ballarat.catholic.org.au

Join in the National E-Conference


Parishes and Church groups around Australia are encouraged to gather on Tuesday June 30 to take part in an innovative E-Conference on St Paul. The E-Conference is entitled, “Paul - The Man, the Mission and Message for Today” and is an initiative of the Broken Bay Institute and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. The Diocese of Ballarat has registered for the Conference and hopes to host the Conference in several centres around the Diocese. Any parish interested in participating is invited to contact Sr. Anne McMillan ph: 5337 7179

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Faith in Life
Scriptures for this Sunday

Reflect on the readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

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In the Parishes
Return to Pirron Yallock


St Joseph’s Church community , Pirron Yallock, invites past & present parishioners & friends to celebrate 100 years of community life on Saturday 4th July, Sunday July 5th, 2009. For more information contact Michael Melville – 52351362 or Jim McCormick  - 52351466 by 19th June 2009.

Coming Events
Forum on "Humanae Vitae"


A Forum will take place to mark 40 Years on from the doument "Humanae Vitae"

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Wednesday, 13 May 2009

General News
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NATIONAL MEDIA CONGRESS

Three delegates from the Diocese recently attended the National Media Congress held in Sydney.

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A DISTINGUISHED GROUP

The recent annual Graduation Ceremony of Australian Catholic University – Aquinas Campus was special for nine theology students.

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Faith in Life
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VOCATION SUNDAY

Seminarians spoke at a number of Masses to mark Good Shepherd Sunday.

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In the Parishes
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CELEBRATION OF RESTORED PIPE ORGAN

On Friday, 29th May, St. Joseph’s Parish, Warrnambool will celebrate the restoration of it’s historical organ. 

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CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

St. Mary's School, Robinvale has just celebrated 50 years of Catholic Education.

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Diocesan News
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TEACHERS HONOURED FOR SERVICE

The Diocese and Catholic Education recently recognised the dedicated service of a number of teachers.

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CDF ANNUAL REPORT

With the publication of its Annual Report, the Catholic Development Fund Ballarat (CDF) is able to report that it experienced another year of exceptional growth in 2008.

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CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK

School communities around the Diocese celebrated Catholic Education Week from April 24 – May 1.

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