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Faith in Life
Gospel Reflection


Take some time to reflect on the Gospel for this Sunday.

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Opportunity for Prayer


The Bishop’s Pastoral Letter for Lent 2010 “OUR LENTEN JOURNEY” drew our attention to the practice of prayer known as “Lectio Divina”. 

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Coming Events
Loughlan Sofield


Bro. Sofield’s visit
to the Diocese commences this week in Mildura.  More information HERE

E-Conference


Join in the National E-Conference “Mary – First Disciple” on May 18. Check your local parish for a group to join and read more HERE

Seminary Celebrations


The seminarians at Corpus Christi College, Melbourne are celebrating their patronal feast, 10 years in Carlton, and the Year for Priests. All friends and supporters are invited to visit.  The Diocese of Ballarat has two young men presently studying for the Priesthood, John Corrigan and James Kerr.  

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Celebrating 150 years Maryborough


St. Augustine's Parish & Primary School, Maryborough are preparing for their 150th Anniversary.

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Diocesan News
Thinking about Stewardship


In recent decades, the concept of Stewardship as a way of service for the life of parish and Diocesan communities has impressed many.

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Keeping Your Parish Safe


On April 20, 21 & 22, parish priests, parish Leaders, pastoral coordinators, pastoral associates, parish staff and volunteers gathered for the ‘Keeping Your Parish Safe”’ Seminar Days.

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Thursday, 6 May 2010

General News
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ANZAC DAY MASS

Among the many celebrations around the country for Anzac Day, April 25th was the Anzac Day Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Ballarat, celebrated by Bishop Peter Connors.  

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Faith in Life
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ARRIVAL OF NEW MISSAL

The new English translation of the Roman Missal which has been eight years in the making, was accepted by Pope Benedict XVI this week clearing the way for the Missal to be published before the end of the year and in use in parishes during 2011.

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WEEK OF CHRISTAN UNITY

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2010 is an opportunity for all parishes and communities to reflect further on the vital importance of sharing in the mission of God (missio dei) in our own age.

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In the Parishes
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TONGAN CELEBRATION IN MILDURA

On Sunday April 25, the Tongan Catholic Community in Mildura came together to celebrate the Feastday of their patron St Peter Chanel a missionary, priest, and martyr of Oceania (the South Pacific). 

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SR. STELLA VISITS WYCHEPROOF

A warm welcome was extended to Sr. Stella Ettadu, founder of the Assisi Farm & Training Centre, when she visited St Michael’s Parish, Wycheproof in March.

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CHANGEOVER OF PARISH COORDINATORS

The pilot project in Parish Leadership is now in its third year in the Parish of Cororooke. At the Saturday evening Mass on May 1st. the Bishop commissioned a new parish coordinator and recommissioned 2 others.

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Diocesan News
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OPENING OF EMMAUS

The newest Catholic primary school in the Diocese of Ballarat - Emmaus Primary School, Mt. Clear, officially opened on Friday, April 23, 2010.

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