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Diocesan E-News
General News
ACU Graduation 2013


Over one hundred and seventy students from Australian Catholic University graduated on Saturday 16 March at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Ballarat. 

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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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The Year Of Grace

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

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Diocesan News
Clergy News


Over the past few weeks there have been a change of clergy in parishes.

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The Diocesan Pastoral Council


Bishop Paul Bird has announced that he will be establishing a new Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC) and has affirmed the importance of a DPC to the ongoing faith life of the Diocese.

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Your Say
Easter Message


God exists:
that is the real message of Easter. Anyone who even begins to grasp what this means also knows what it means to be redeemed.  
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI

At Your Service
Easter Ceremonies


For Easter Ceremonies around the Diocese - Click Here.

Our Diocesan Community


The first issue of "Our Diocesan Community" for 2013 is now being delivered to parishes and schools. It will also be available online shortly.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

General News
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FINAL HOURS 2013

This year celebrates the twelfth anniversary of what has become an Easter tradition at Damascus College, Ballarat. What began from humble beginnings with two lights and a simple raised stage in 1990 has grown into a very complex theatrical event.

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SUPPORTING TIMOR LESTE

On Friday 15th March, Christian Brother Frank Hennessy, former Principal of St Paul's College, spoke of his experiences in Timor-Leste at a gathering of over seventy people.  

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Faith in Life
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MASS OF THE OILS 2013

Priests and people from all around the Diocese for the annual Mass of the Oils or the Chrism Mass on Monday night.  

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In the Parishes
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PASSION SUNDAY AT ST PIUS X

The St Pius X Parish Community, West Warrnambool gathered together along with many of the junior school children from our Parish schools – St Pius X and St John’s, Dennington for Palm Sunday.

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SPECIAL EVENTS IN MILDURA

It has been a very special time in the St Joseph’s College Mildura calendar.

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CWL CONFERENCE

Approximately sixty ladies attended the successful Northern Regional Catholic Women’s League Conference at St Joseph’s Church Ouyen recently.

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Diocesan News
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JESUS STEPPED OUT OF THE BOAT

The Ballarat Diocesan Social Justice Commission presented a forum on the issue of asylum seekers on Saturday March 16.  A particular focus of the forum was on recent developments and issues regarding asylum seeker policy and practice.

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