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Diocesan E-News
General News
Last edition of E-News

 
This is the last edition of the Diocesan E-News for 2010. The next issue will be published in the first week of February, 2011

Faith in Life
Reflection on Sunday's Gospel


Read and reflect on this Sunday's gospel.

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Christmas Message


Christmas prayer for all. 

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Advent


A time of reflection and prepartion.  The Daily Advent Calendar is available for a few more days of preparation for the new season.

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Coming Events
Stewardship Events


2011 Stewardship Events - Ballarat Diocese. 17th & 18th September 2011.  The Conference will offer input and workshops into embracing a stewardship way of life.

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Christmas Masses around the Diocese


Read here for times of Christmas Masses in the Ballarat Diocese.

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Diocesan News
Closure dates for the Diocesan Offices.


Bishop's Office closes 24th December and re-opens 4th January. Catholic Development Fund is closed only for main public holidays.  Catholic Education Office/Religious Education Centre closes 23rd December and re-opens 10th January.  Pastoral Ministry Office closes 21st December and re-opens 17th January and the Tribunal Office closes 24th December and re-opens 27th January. 

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

In the Parishes
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CATHEDRAL GODSTART CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS

Families gather to celebrate Advent and the end of the year.

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BEAUFORT CELECRATES SACRAMENTS WITH CHILDREN

A full Church recently celebrated a joyous day at St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Beaufort when children celebrated the sacrament of Baptism and Eucharist.

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ST BRIGID'S CHURCH RE-OPENS

On Sunday 12th December parishioners in Ballan were overjoyed at the official blessing of their newly restored church, St Brigid’s

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DAMASCUS ON THE MOVE

On Friday, December 3, Damascus College Ballarat closed the doors of it's Junior campus.

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Diocesan News
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REFLECTIONS AND MESSAGES FROM THE DIOCESE

Take some time to read the Christmas messages and reflections from the Heads of Depatments in the Ballarat Diocese.

FROM THE CATHOLIC EDUCATION OFFICE

The Catholic Education Office pass on Christmas Greetings and reflect on 2010.

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FROM THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CENTRE

Dr. Liam Davison reflects on the year.

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A 2010 REFLECTION FROM THE FINANCE OFFICE

A reflection and best wishes from the Diocesan Finance Office.

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A 'PASTORAL' REFLECTION

A look at the year from the Pastoral Ministry Office.

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FROM CENTACRE

A message from David Beaver, Centacare.

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