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Faith in Life
Gospel Reflection

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

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Year of the Priest


With the Year of the Priest reaching its conclusion in June, we pray for the priests ordained in the month of May.

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In the Parishes
A Practical Workshop


A Practical Workshop will be held for All Involved In Liturgy Planning And Formation at St Mary’s Church Colac, Thursday: 17th June.

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Coming Events
St Patrick’s Boort 20/20 Mass!


St Patrick's Boort will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the St Patrick’s Church extension/refurbishment on the 20th June, 2010.

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Youth Ministry Commissioning Mass


A special Youth Ministry Commissioning Mass will be held on SATURDAY 29th MAY at 6.30pm in the Cathedral, Ballarat.  All are welcome. 

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Events around the Diocese


ACU will host The Big Event 2010 (TBE2010) from 2-5 July, this event will be open to all ACU students and former students from every campus across Australia.                                                                                                         The Loreto Past Pupils’ Association, Annual Reunion will be held at Loreto College 1600 Sturt Street, Ballarat, on Sunday 30th May, 2010

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Diocesan News
Brother Loughlan Sofield

 
Brother Sofield was enthusiastically received in Mildura and his visit to the Diocese continues this week. Brother Sofield’s sessions are relevant for all, with a particular interest for members of School Boards and Parish Pastoral Councils focusing on the leadership, collaborative ministry and human development.

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Thursday, 20 May 2010

General News
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E-CONFERENCE - MARY, FIRST DISCIPLE

The first E-Conference for 2010 was held on Tuesday, 18th May. Eleven gatherings participated in the Ballarat Diocese which focused on Mary, First Disciple

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CARDINAL GEORGE PELL'S BOOK LAUNCHED

Cardinal George Pell visited Ballarat on Tuesday night for the launch of his new book: “Test Everything: Hold Fast to What is Good”. More than 100 people attended the book launch which took place at Nazareth House, Ballarat.

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In the Parishes
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OFF TO ROME - WITNESS TO HISTORY

Four MacKillop College students have been chosen to witness history in the making, and have been selected to be part of the pilgrimage to Vatican City in October when Australia's first saint -- Mary MacKillop -- will be canonised.

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NATIMUK - THE END OF AN ERA

Natimuk Catholic Church was full of parishioners on Sunday 2nd May 2010 for the last mass in the 95-year-old building.

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Diocesan News
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TWO NEW INITIATIVES

Arising from recent meetings of the Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC) are two initiatives the Council anticipates will have a positive influence on Diocesan life.  

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CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK

Catholic Education Week in the Diocese of Ballarat commenced with Mass being celebrated at St Patrick’s Cathedral Ballarat on Friday 30 April, and after Mass the 30 year of Service Recognition Dinner was held at St Patrick's College.

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OPPORTUNITY FOR TRAINING AND MINISTRY

St. John of God Hospital Warrnambool In partnership with Barwon Health CPE Centre is offering a part-time program of CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION commencing Monday August 9th and concluding Tuesday December 7th 2010.

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