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General News
Grants Available


The City of Ballarat is introducing The Community Impact Grant Program and the Positive Ageing Grant Program in 2011. These grant opportunities are available to not-for-profit community groups for projects that support / provide services to enhance the quality of life for Ballarat residents.

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Faith in Life
Reflection on Sunday's Gospel


Take some time to read and reflect on the Gospel for the Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time.

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At Your Service
From the Resource Centre


Here are all the latest resources at the Diocesan Resource Centre - if there is anything you would like to view, read or listen to just contact the friendly staff at the Centre. 

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New Centacare Programs


Centacare are again offering a range of Family Relationship Programs for Term 3, 2011. 

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Wednesday, 13 July 2011

General News
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SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT 2011

The Australian Catholic Social Justice Council (ACSJC) is preparing for the launch in September of the Australia Catholic Bishops' Social Justice Statement for 2011-2012, which is entitled, 'Building Bridges, Not Walls: Prisons and the justice system'. 

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Focus On
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ANOTHER GOLDEN JUBILEE

On July 23, 1961, both Fr. Brendan Davey and Bishop Peter Connors were ordained to the Priesthood.  Fr. Brendan Davey is Parish Priest of Ararat and will be celebrating his Jubilee over the weekend of July 23/24. The students of Marian College, Ararat will also be celebrating with Fr. Brendan at Mass in St. Patrick's Cathedral, Ballarat where he was ordained, on Thursday, July 28. For further information contact St. Mary's Parish, Ararat.

Diocesan News
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FAITH FORMATION AND SPIRITUALITY

Br. Loughlan Sofield and Sr. Carroll Juliano will be visiting the Ballarat Diocese from July 15 - August 7, 2011.  They will be presenting at many parishes in the Diocese.  For a copy of the program, please read more.

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