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Faith in Life
The Spirit of Lent


Project Compassion 
is a high priority to many as an expression of their Lenten activities and reflection.

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Reflect on Sunday's Gospel


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

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Coming Events
Timboon Celebrates


The Parishioners of St Joseph's Parish, Timboon are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Blessing and Opening of St Joseph's Church on Sunday 10th April, 2011, with Mass celebrated by Bishop Connors at 2.00 pm.  All welcome.

Advance notice of Open Forum


Ballarat Diocesan Women's Reference Group (BDWRG) has been invited to host an Open Forum in Ballarat on 19th and 20th May 2011

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Easter Masses around the Diocese


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

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Diocesan News
Youth Ministry Newsletter


For News in Youth Ministry in the Diocese.

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At Your Service
Our Diocesan Community


The first issue of ODC for 2011 is now arriving in Parishes and schools. It can also be read HERE

Thursday, 7 April 2011

In the Parishes
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IN MEMORY OF SR. JOYCE

Parishioners of St. Joseph's, Ouyen and many others around the Diocese were saddened to hear of the death of Sr. Joyce White, who died peacefully on Monday 21st of March.

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A SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE

In January this year, Father Bill Melican, Parish Priest of Robinvale, celebrated his 80th birthday.

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Coming Events
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MASS OF THE OILS

The Mass of the Oils will be celebrated this year on Monday, April 18 in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Ballarat commencing at 6.30 pm. All are welcome.

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Diocesan News
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CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK 2011

Catholic Education Week 2011 commenced with Mass celebrated by Bishop Peter Connors.

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NEW CENTRE OPENED AT ST. FRANCIS XAVIER PRIMARY

Recently St. Francis Xavier Primary School, Ballarat celebrated the Blessing and Official Opening of the newly named Villa Maria Centre.

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LEARNING SPACES BLESSED AND OPENED

Wednesday March 30th was a significant day for St Alipius Parish School, Ballarat East.  It was the day when Bishop Peter Connors and Catherine King, Federal Member of Ballarat officially blessed and opened two new learning spaces - the Multi-purpose Room and the Early Years Discovery Centre.

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