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General News
Advent Reflection Opportunity


Contemplative Dialogue offers the opportunity to be still in the company of others. There is an opportunity for those who wish to share their reflections on the Advent readings but no pressure to do so. A chance to be still and reflect. ALL WELCOME. Dates & Venues: Mercy Centre, Ballarat Mercy Sisters Congregational Centre, 151 Victoria Street, Ballarat (enter by Gent St.) 7.00 – 7.50, Wednesday 2nd Dec. , Tuesday 8th, 15th and 22nd December. Ballarat Cathedral, O’Collins Hall. 11.00 – 11.50 Wednesday 2nd, 9th, 16th 23rd December. Further info. Contact Sr. Veronica Quinn 5337 7140

Focus On
Prayer Support Requested


The Ballarat East Sisters of Mercy seek the support of your prayers as they prepare for their 2009 Congregation Chapter in early December when they will determine their direction for the next few years, elect a new Congregation Leader and Council, and register their formal vote on the Reconfiguring of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of Australia.

Faith in Life
Feast of Christ the King

Take time to reflect on the Gospel for the Feast of Christ the King.

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Diocesan News
Our Diocesan Community


The final edition of "Our Diocesan Community" is now available in parishes and schools. It will also shortly be available online at www.ballarat.catholic.org.au

Thursday, 19 November 2009

General News
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UPGRADE IN WARRNAMBOOL

The new extension of St. John of God Hospital in Warrnambool, part of a larger $6.4m, three-stage redevelopment, is now fully operational.

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Faith in Life
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JOINING IN THE E-CONFERENCE

On 4th November people around the Diocese gathered in nine centres – West Warrnambool, Mt. Clear, Horsham, Colac, Ballarat, Ararat, Swan Hill, Mildura and Hamilton to participate in the second National E-Conference.

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In the Parishes
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ACKNOWLEDGING A PATRON

On October 25th the parish and school community of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Merbein took part in a National celebration of their parish patron.

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SPRINGBANK CELEBRATES

On Sunday November 15th, a large crowd gathered to recognise and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the Sisters of St Joseph, the Josephites, at St Michael’s Springbank, in the Parish of Gordon.

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Diocesan News
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THIRD ANNUAL SOCIAL JUSTICE FORUM

Bishop Peter Connors chaired the third annual Ballarat Diocesan Social Justice Forum on Friday, November 6th before a crowded St. Alipius Hall in Ballarat.

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YOUTH MINISTRY COORDINATOR

The Catholic Diocese of Ballarat is seeking applications from suitably experienced and qualified persons for the position of Diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinator based in Ballarat.

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