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General News
CENTACARE FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS SERVICES PROGRAMS

Information regarding upcoming Centacare programs for September and October.

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OUR DIOCESAN COMMUNITY

The latest issue of Our Diocesan Community (ODC) is now being delivered to parishes and schools. Look out for it – great reading.

Faith in Life
THIS WEEK'S SCRIPTURES

Spend some time with the Sunday Readings for September 6.

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Coming Events
DAMASCUS COLLEGE TOUR

A tour of the new and refurbished buildings is to be held for past students, families and friends of Damascus College.

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REDISCOVERING JOSEPH CARDIJN

"Rediscovering Cardijn for the New Millennium" - Conference to be held on Friday 9th - Sunday 11th October. 

 

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VISIT OF KARL SHULTZ

Karl Schultz will be in the Ballarat Diocese from October 2-22, 2009. Karl Schultz is the Director of the Genesis Personal Development Centre in Pittsburgh, and will hold sessions in five major centres in the Diocese.

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FROM THE RESOURCE CENTRE

Advance Notice: Book Sale.  Pauline Books and Media will be at the Diocesan Resource Centre - Monday 9th Novermber.  Details Later.

LET THE SUN SHINE

Bishop Peter Connors invites you to a Book Launch and Presentation by Columban Missionary Fr Charles Rue.  An Australian Catholic Response to Climate Change.

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Wednesday, 2 September 2009

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CATHOLIC NURSES AWARD

The inaugural Catholic Health Australia Nurse of the Year Award was presented to Suzie Hooper, following her innovative work at Ballarat’s St John of God Hospital.

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LORETO ORGAN

Work to restore the three manual pipe organ in the Loreto College Chapel Ballarat is more than halfway complete.

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In the Parishes
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INDIAN/SRI LANKAN CELEBRATIONS IN MILDURA

On Sunday, August 23rd the people of the sub- Continent came together to celebrate their faith and culture.

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Diocesan News
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DIOCESAN PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING

The Diocesan Pastoral Council met in Swan Hill on the weekend of August 28th - 30th.  Members of the Diocesan Pastoral Council are invited and appointed by the Bishop to assist him in his work of leadership in the Diocese.

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BCSF APPEAL

The Ballarat Clergy Support Fund Annual Appeal will be held as usual this weekend, 5th and 6th September. The BCSF Committee is very grateful for the support given each year to the promotion of this appeal. The appeal has raised over 1.3 million dollars since it began in 1991, including nearly $85,000 last year.  This shows a tremendous generosity by the people of the Diocese, for which the priests are very grateful.

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EXCITEMENT IN SEA LAKE

Last week the St. Mary’s school community were excited about moving into their newly renovated administration area.

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MERCY REGIONAL COLLEGE REMEMBERS FIRST PRINCIPAL

On 14th August the community of Mercy Regional College Camperdown learnt of the sad news of the passing of Mr John Tindley, the first Principal of the College.

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