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Diocesan E-News
General News
Bishops Pastoral Letter


The leaders of the Catholic Church in Victoria have released a Pastoral Letter on the Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and other Non-Government Organisations.

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ASSISI Formation Program


Catholic Earthcare Australia is offering an ASSISI Formation Program

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Faith in Life
Reflect on Sunday’s Scripture


Take the time to read and reflect on Sunday’s Gospel.

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Reflections For The Year Of Grace

 

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The Year of Grace reflection for this edition of E-News.

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Coming Events
MenALIVE


Weekend Retreat for Men.

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Diocesan Women’s Group


The Women’s Reference Group have organised a retreat and invite all women to take this opportunity to gather in dialogue, prayer and reflection.

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At Your Service
Our Diocesan Community


The second issue of "Our Diocesan Community" for 2012 is now being delivered to parishes and schools. It will also be available online shortly.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

General News
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ACU OPEN DAY

Over 2,000 prospective students, parents and families converged on Mair Street to attend the 2012 ACU Open Day in Ballarat on Sunday 26 August.

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In the Parishes
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ST ALOYSIUS NEWS

Two events held recently in the St Aloysius Parish, Redan have kept parishioners busy.

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THE RETURN OF A GIFT TO ITS PLACE OF REST

Shortly before he died, Fr Brendan Smith asked if his Chalice, given to him by the people of St Arnaud Parish, could reside in the parish church of his younger days.

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FURTHER GROWTH FOR MERCY PLACE

High demand for nursing home beds has prompted the construction of a $9.7 million extension of Warrnambool’s Mercy Place aged-care centre to start earlier than expected.

 

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Diocesan News
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DIOCESAN YOUTH COUNCIL

Recently members of the Diocesan Youth Council travelled north to Mildura to facilitate Youth Ministry Workshops and Open Forums.

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INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER FOR BOOKWEEK

Lorin Nicholson, an accomplished guitarist and public speaker visited St Joseph’s College Mildura on Wednesday August 22nd.

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DIOCESAN SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMISSION

The Ballarat Diocesan Social Justice Commission welcomes the decision to increase the refugee intake by more than 6000 people per year under the changes recently announced by the Prime Minister.

 

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