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Diocesan E-News
General News
Last edition of E-News


This is the last edition of the Diocesan E-News for 2013. The next issue will be published early February 2014.

Office Closures


Details of Diocesan Offices closures over the Christmas period. 

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Diocesan Resource Centre Survey


Information from the following survey will create focus around opportunities and challenges for the Diocesan Religious Education Resource Centre for the future.

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Focus On
Our Changing Church #16


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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Reflection


Prayer for this edition of E-News. 

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In the Parishes
Christmas Masses Around the Diocese 2013


Times of Christmas Masses in the Ballarat Diocese.

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Coming Events
2014 Women’s Retreat


Save the date! 

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At Your Service
From the Finance Office


A look at the year and Christmas wishes

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Contemplating the year


Centacare Director reflects.

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Christmas Message


Greetings from the CEO Director. 

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Greetings for Christmas


From Pastoral Services and Youth Ministry. 

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Thursday, 19 December 2013

General News
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HOSPITAL CELEBRATES EXCHANGE MILESTONE

Pinomi Latu didn’t know it when she walked through the doors of St John of God Hospital Ballarat, but she was its 100th Tongan staff exchange.

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TAKING ON THE CITY’S TOP JOB

Joshua Morris always aspired to be a teacher; his greatest influence is his father whom teaches at Loreto College, Ballarat. 

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In the Parishes
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PLANNED GIVING PROGRAM ALIVE AND KICKING

St Mary’s Parish Ararat has launched a new Planned Giving Program. 

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SPECIAL FUNDRAISER

Recently, the Filipino Community of Sunraysia held a special night of singing, dancing and good food in an effort to raise funds for the people of their home country who have been decimated by the typhoon. 

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MAKING A SCENE AT CHRISTMAS

‘Making a Scene at Christmas’ was again a huge success in helping parishioners and families from near and far to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.  

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ARARAT PARISH COMMUNITY CENTRE OPENING

Bishop Paul Bird CSsR recently blessed and opened the Parish Community Centre attached to the Church of Immaculate Conception Ararat. 

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Diocesan News
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RECOGNISED FOR OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Ballarat’s Connecting Schools and Communities through Supported Playgroups in Schools Project has won a prestigious award at Australian Catholic University (ACU).

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FROM THE DIOCESAN ARCHIVIST

Recently Michael Taffe, archivist for the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat attended the inaugural Archbishop Mannix Memorial Weekend held at Charleville in County Cork.

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AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH FESTIVAL HUGE SUCCESS

Three thousand five hundred young people from around Australia gathered for the first Australian Catholic Youth Festival

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DIOCESAN PASTORAL COUNCIL UPDATE

The new Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC) of the Ballarat Diocese met in December 2013.

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