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Diocesan E-News
General News
International Women's Day


International Women’s Day has been observed since 1911 as the day connecting all women around the world. The theme this year is ‘The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum’.

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Adult Faith Online


Are you searching for spiritual enrichment and faith renewal? Adult Faith Online is a series of short topics on aspects of our faith, for study online. Topics require reading, listening and reflection.

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Focus On
The Spirit of Lent


With Lent beginning last week ….so did PROJECT COMPASSION.

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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


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

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Lecto Divinia


Praying the Scriptures in Lent.

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Coming Events
St Patrick’s Day Celebrations


Knights of the Southern Cross, Ballarat Branch present a St Patrick’s Day Gala Fundraising Dinner.

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Diocesan News
Youth Ministry Update


Diocesan Youth Ministry is currently being overseen by Amanda Smith, who works in Pastoral Services in the Bishop’s Office. 

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Clergy News


Appointment of Vicar General.

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Fr Neville Stanislaus announced as Parish Priest. 

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At Your Service
From the Resouce Centre


Looking for some reading over this Lenten period? 

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Monday, 18 February 2013

General News
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HUGE SHOCK FOR BOB

Bob Pollock says he was “shocked” to receive an Order of Australia for his eighteen years of service to the St Vincent de Paul Society. 

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TAKING A NEW DIRECTION

Gemma Perkins is a teacher in the Diocese and is about to commence a course in Theology and interfaith dialogue.

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HEALTHY AGEING AT HOME

Plenty of vegetables, fruit, good genes and crosswords are Dulcie Harwood’s secrets to healthy ageing. 

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Faith in Life
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SHROVE TUESDAY MASS

Student Representative Councils of the three Catholic Secondary Schools in Ballarat attended Mass on Shrove Tuesday.

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LENT BEGINS

The beginning of Lent was a significant experience for many in the Diocese, Damascus College Ballarat shares their experience.

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In the Parishes
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TEAMWORK EARNS COMMUNITY ACCOLADES

Colac Mayor Lyn Russell presented Apollo Bay Sisters of Mercy’s Sr. Margaret Kelly and Sr. Patricia O’Brien with the Community Service Award recently.  

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MAY PEACE BE WITH YOU

Recently, Sr. Pam Barlow farewelled St Patrick’s Parish Gordon.

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Diocesan News
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WORKING TOGETHER FOR THE SYSTEM

Four Education Leaders from our Diocese are participants in a new Masters in Educational System Leadership being offered by Australian Catholic University.

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ANNUAL RETREAT FOR CLERGY

The Annual Retreat for the Priests of the Diocese recently took place in Halls Gap.

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CATHOLIC EDUCATION WELCOMES IN A NEW YEAR

New beginnings for Catholic Education.  

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A FOCUS ON GRACE

Recently Religious Education leaders from twenty-four Catholic Schools in the Diocese gathered to spend a day focussing on The Year of Grace.

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