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Diocesan E-News
Focus On
Our Changing Church #7


Reflection and information

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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 Faith


Prayer for this edition of E-News. 

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Coming to Faith


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Conference.  In this Year of Faith - RCIA is a natural way to Nourish and Enrich the Faith in your Parish Community. 

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Coming Events
Celebrations in Ararat


Come and help us celebrate the 125th anniversary of Marian College & 50th anniversary of St Mary’s Primary School at the current site.

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Wisdom at the Gate


Wisdom at the Gate: Radiant and unfading ~ a colloquium presented by the Council for Australian Catholic Women

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Invitation


James Kerr’s Ordination – All welcome. 

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Diocesan News
Bush Dance

 
Central Zone Youth Ministry invite you to a Bush Dance – August 10th.  All welcome.   

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Quilt Unites Abuse Victims


Survivors of Catholic Church-related abuse are being recognised by the incredible construction of the “Quilt of Hope”. 

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Thursday, 1 August 2013

General News
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CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

St John of God Ballarat Hospital recently hosted a Clinical Pastoral Education program (CPE).

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WORLD YOUTH DAY PILGRIMS

Australian Catholic University’s World Youth Day (WYD) pilgrims have finished their first week of a three week pilgrimage in South America as part of their journey to this year’s WYD in Rio de Janeiro.

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Focus On
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EMMANUEL STUDENT WINS YOUNG JOURNALIST AWARD

Congratulations to Nicola McKenzie who won this year's Australian Young Journalist Award. 

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In the Parishes
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VINNIE ROADSHOW A WONDERFUL SUCCESS FOR ALL

Recently, nine students from Mercy Regional College Camperdown  volunteered to be a part of the St. Vincent de Paul’s Roadshow program. 

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CELEBRATION OF NAIDOC WEEK

NAIDOC celebrations are held around Australia each July.  The celebrations mark and commemorate the rich history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

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Diocesan News
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TIMOR-LESTE IMMERSION 2013

Damascus College Ballarat’s 2013 East Timor Immersion Program was a significant experience for the students and teachers alike. 

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BOOKS TO HELP COMMUNITIES IN EAST TIMOR

Staff and students at the ACU Ballarat campus are excited to put the finishing touches on the final storybooks ready to be released to the East Timor community.

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Your Say
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WE SHOULD STILL GIVE EVERYONE A FAIR GO

Moira Rayner believes Australia is losing its ideal of giving everyone a fair go and that the country would be a better place if people acted out of loving kindness. 

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