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Diocesan E-News
General News
Update on Haiti


Let us continue to pray and support Haiti. Here is an update from Caritas.

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Diocesan E-News 2010

Welcome to Diocesan E-News for 2010. Parishes and schools are invited to contribute items of interest to enews@ballarat.catholic.org.au

Focus On
Technology and Lent


Starting Monday, you can go online with the Australian Bishops for weekly Lenten prayer.

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Faith in Life
Reflection on Sunday's Gospel


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

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Praying Together in Lent


With Ash Wednesday only a week away, Lenten Programs are now readily available.

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Pastoral Letter for Lent


Bishop Connors has issued a Pastoral Letter for Lent “Our Lenten Journey" which will be available in parishes this coming weekend.

Diocesan News
Bishop's Advisory Council Meets


The Bishop’s Advisory Council met on Tuesday, February 2.

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Extreme Fire Danger


Bishop Connors has advised re Masses and days of catastrophic fire danger. 

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At Your Service
Centacare Programs 2010


Information regarding the first Centacare programs for 2010.

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From the Resource Centre


New Resources for Term One - 2010.

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Wednesday, 10 February 2010

General News
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BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR

The staffs from all schools in the Ballarat region attended a Beginning of the School Year Mass on Wednesday, January 24.

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RAY FRAWLEY RIP

Ray Frawley, well known in both the Catholic and wider communities of Ballarat, died suddenly on January 28, aged 62. 

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In the Parishes
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NEW PASTORAL ASSOCIATE WELCOMED

St Columba’s Parish, Ballarat North recently welcomed their new Pastoral Associate - Kate Finn,  who is introduced here for E-news readers.

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Coming Events
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VISIT OF BRUCE HARBERT

Next week the Diocese will enjoy a brief visit from Monsignor Bruce Harbert, an international scholar and liturgist,  who will speak in Warrnambool and Ballarat about the new English translation of the Roman Missal.  

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Diocesan News
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ANNUAL RETREAT FOR CLERGY

The Diocesan clergy held their Annual Retreat in January with Fr. Frank Brennan S.J. as Retreat Director. Fr. Ed Moloney shares the experience with us.

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NATIONAL LITURGY CONFERENCE

Five members of the Diocesan Liturgical Commission attended the National Liturgical Conference held in Perth from February 4 – 7. The Conference focused on the new English translation of the Roman Missal.

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DIOCESAN YOUTH MINISTRY COORDINATOR APPOINTED

Welcome to our new Diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinator – Stef Lloyd. Stef began work last week and introduces herself here.

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DIOCESAN YOUTH COUNCIL

The Diocesan Youth Council met in Warrnambool last weekend for their first meeting of 2010.

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