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Diocesan E-News
General News
Social Justice


Social Justice Sunday
will be celebrated this year on 29th September.  You can read the Australian Catholic Bishop's Social Justice Statement here.

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International Day of Peace 2013


The International Day of Peace for 2013 is on a Saturday, September 21st. 

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Focus On
Our Changing Church #10


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 Events
Australian Catholic Youth Festival Update


Book Now!!

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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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Celebrations in Ararat


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

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Diocesan News
Diocesan Pastoral Council Update


Bishop Paul Bird met with the new Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC) on Saturday 7 September.

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Your Say
Prayer for Peace


A prayer to read for Peace.

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Tuesday, 17 September 2013

General News
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GETTING CREATIVE ABOUT CAMPUS LIFE

Students and Staff from Australian Catholic University (ACU) have been participating in the annual Photography Competition. 

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In the Parishes
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SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION

Over one hundred children from the Cathedral Parish celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation.

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THE PICNIC FOR COMPASSION – WHAT DID WE ACHIEVE?

Sunday September 1st was the first day of Spring, Father’s Day and a beautiful day for a picnic with a difference in the Warrnambool Botanical Gardens. 

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FIFTY YEARS OF FAITH

The Parish Community of St James Sebastopol recently gathered to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of the parish.

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THANK YOU!

A lunch was recently held to acknowledge and thank Sr Sheila Belleville rsm for her contribution to the Parish of Beaufort. 

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COLOURFUL SHOW OF CREATION

Ballarat may have found its next Van Gogh or Andy Warhol.

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Diocesan News
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SJOG SISTER HONOURED FOR LIFETIME OF SERVICE

Sr Isobel Moran sjog has been a trailblazer in Catholic health and Aged Care for more than fifty years.

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LORETO COLLEGE'S SOIL BLESSED

Loreto College’s soil was blessed yesterday at the construction site for its new performing arts centre. 

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LOCAL STUDENTS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Recently, students from Australian Catholic University (ACU) camped out with more than twenty-five children from the Ballarat region. 

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