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Diocesan E-News
General News
ISP Petition


Bishop Peter Connors
has invited people in the parishes to sign a petition to support the Federal Government in seeking to require Australian Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block ready access to sexual abuse material online.  Blocking ready access to child sexual abuse material is an important tool in the struggle against the commercial child sexual abuse industry.

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Faith in Life
Reflection on Sunday's Gospel


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

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Coming Events
Reunion


St Joseph’s Technical School South Melbourne closed its door in the late 1980’s. Students and teachers are now spread far and wide and a reunion is being organised for 2012.

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Diocesan News
Graduate Teachers


Twenty six Primary Graduate Teachers met in Ballarat for the first day of the Diocesan Induction Program last week.

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Social Justice Commission Meets


The Diocesan Social Justice Commission met for the first time in 2012.

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Youth News


The Diocesan Youth Council gathered recently to consider the direction and focus for youth ministry activities and initiatives for 2012.

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At Your Service
Lenten Programs from the Resource Centre


The Diocesan Resource Centre has copies of Lenten programs from around Australia.

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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

General News
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SELFLESS HELP EARNS AN AWARD

Pat Walsh was given an Australia Day award for his “service to the international community in the Asia-Pacific region as an advocate for human rights, particularly in East Timor”.

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BUSH DANCE

The Ballarat Young Vinnies held a bush dance recently to fund its various charitable activities. 

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In the Parishes
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COMMISSIONING MASS

On Saturday February 18th, Sacred Heart Parish Mildura held a Commissioning Mass to welcome all staff teaching in Parish schools and at St Joseph’s College. 

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WELCOME TO FR EUGENE

The Catholic Parishes of Donald and Birchip have welcomed Fr. Eugene McKinnon as their priest.

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FAREWELL FR GERRY

OLHC Wendouree farewelled Fr Gerry Prunty, and welcomes Fr Tom Brophy.

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PRIESTLY MINISTRY BEGINS

Young ordained priest, Fr John Corrigan is starting his life of spiritual dedication and said he is happier than he ever thought he could be.

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Diocesan News
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CEO DIRECTOR VISITS HORSHAM

Wimmera Catholic schools welcomed the new Diocesan Director of Catholic Education to the region last week. 

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RITE OF ELECTION

St Patrick’s Cathedral was abuzz with excitement and a little anxiety on Saturday 25th February where a large crowd gathered for the Annual Rite of Election.

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A SPECIAL SHROVE TUESDAY

Members of the Student Representative Councils of the three Catholic Secondary Schools in Ballarat attended Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral last Tuesday with Bishop Peter Connors.

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