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Diocesan E-News
General News
Refugee policy a ‘campaign of cruelty’


A media statement from the Australian Catholic Social Justice Council.

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Focus On
Our Changing Church #1


This year E-news continues its series: Our Changing Church.  The column is written by Amanda Smith, Pastoral Services Consultant in the Bishop’s Office.  Our Changing Church offers ideas, information and reflection that Amanda draws from the research and reading she does in her work in the area of pastoral planning.   

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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
What a great idea!


Creativity on a hot day.

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Coming Events
St Joseph’s Technical School, South Melbourne


Reunion of Students, Teachers & Staff.

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Women’s Council Retreat


The Retreat is a “Journey with Celtic Spirituality” on 16 - 18 May at The Pinnacle at Hall’s Gap. 

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Diocesan News
Liturgy Formation Program


Save the date – Liturgy Formation sessions in the Diocese.

 

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'Opening Closed Doors'


A conference on family violence.

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At Your Service
Getting Ready for Lent


There are a number of resources and programs available for Lent.

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Thursday, 13 February 2014

General News
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REFUGEES ENJOY AN AUSSIE SUMMER HOLIDAY

The Rural Australians for Refugees Facebook page 'Home Among the Gum Trees' connects asylum seekers with people in rural communities.

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NEXT GEN 2014 ART AND DESIGN AWARDS EXHIBITION

Wonder, amazement and sheer admiration describes the Next Gen Exhibition at the Ballarat Art Gallery.  

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RIP FR LEO

Fr Leo Donnelly, a Columban Missionary, who grew up in Ballarat, died in Lima, Peru on the 4th of February.

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In the Parishes
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‘ALL PARISH’ MASS

On Sunday 9th February, St Mary's Parish and School Sea Lake welcomed Bishop Paul Bird on his first visit.

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HONOURING PARISHIONERS IN COLAC

St Mary’s Parish Colac were very pleased to hear of some of their parishioners being honoured in the Australia Day Awards. 

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CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Congratulations to Sr Barbara May CSB on receiving the Maryborough Citizen of the Year Award.

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Diocesan News
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2014 ANNUAL CLERGY RETREAT

In January, Bishop Paul Bird and twenty-seven priests of our Diocese gathered at Halls Gap for their annual Retreat.

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BEGINNING OF SCHOOL YEAR 2014

The beginning of a school year is always a busy and exciting time both for students, parents and teachers alike.  
 

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LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Lift up Your Hearts was Australia’s National Liturgy Conference held in January. 

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NEW LEADERS IN CATHOLIC EDUCATION

There are a number of new principals and teachers in Catholic Education in the Diocese of Ballarat and we warmly welcome them all in their new roles. 

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