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Diocesan E-News
General News
BLUEPRINT FOR A BETTER WORLD

The pioneering spirit of the people of Ballarat is still alive and well as the Caritas Australia / AusAID sponsored Blueprint For A Better World Millennium Development Goal Exhibition continued its epic journey throughout Australia into Ballarat from Adelaide.

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OUR DIOCESAN COMMUNITY

The latest issue of Our Diocesan Community (ODC) is now available of the website.  Have a look - great reading HERE

CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES

Christmas Mass Times will posted on the website as they become available.  Keep an eye out for your parish!!

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Focus On
FUTURE ASSURED FOR SEA LAKE HOSPITAL


As noted in the previous E-News, the Sea Lake Health Services was to close. However this has now been reversed by a joint agreement between State and Federal Governments to provide a funding package which will enable the continuance of the service. Thank you to all who offered their support in any way.

Faith in Life
REFLECT ON THE SUNDAY GOSPEL

Take some time to read and reflect on Sunday's Gospel

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Diocesan News
LEARNING IN MILDURA

Two classes have special times while learning at St Paul's Primary School, Mildura.

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Wednesday, 2 December 2009

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WALKING AND TALKING

To coincide with the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen next week, the Anglican Bishop of Ballarat, Bishop Michael Hough, and Professor Peter Gell from the University of Ballarat will be embarking on an 8-day walk, visiting communities and schools between Ballarat and Hamilton.

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Faith in Life
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SR TRISH REALISES A NEW DREAM

Sr Trish Franklin has been working in Vietnam for the past 16 years, as the founder and program co-ordinator of the Loreto Vietnam Australia Program, and this week a new dream was realised.

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In the Parishes
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ST ALIPIUS OPENS REFURBISHED BUILDINGS

On Friday, 6th November 2009 Bishop Peter Connors gathered with the St Alipius Parish Primary School community and guests to open and bless the refurbished buildings. 

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FAREWELL TO SR. MARGARET MARY

At the end of the year, the Diocese and St. Columba's Parish, Ballarat North will regretfully farewell Sr. Margaret Mary Brown OP. Sr. Margaret Mary has been the Pastoral Associate in Ballarat North and reflects here on her time in the Ballarat Diocese.

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Diocesan News
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SR. BERNADETTE NICHOLS - MAY SHE REST IN PEACE

Many in the Diocese will be saddened to hear of the death of Sr. Bernadette Nichols.