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Diocesan E-News
General News
National Energy Effciency Network Launch


Catholic Earthcare Australia is pleased to announce that they have received funding from the Australian Government as part of the Energy Efficiency Information Grants Program.  

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Focus On
Our Changing Church #6


Mass figures challenge us. 

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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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Prayer for Mother's Day


For all mothers throughout the world, we pray. May they experience the joy and appreciation of their children and may they be blessed and happy as they are surrounded by a loving family.

Diocesan News
Catholic Diocese of Ballarat Foundation


Applications are now open for parishes wishing to apply to the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat Foundation for 2014 funding.  Applications close on Friday 30th May and we look forward to your application. 

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Liturgy Formation Program


The Diocesan Liturgical Commission will be presenting the following Liturgy Formation sessions in the Diocese in 2014. 

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From the Diocesan Resource Centre


Many new resources are ready and available this month. 

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At Your Service
Listening, Learning And Leading:


Members and friends of Catholic Social Services Victoria are invited to join us for a book launch: Listening, Learning And Leading: The Impact Of Catholic Identity And Mission. 

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Monday, 12 May 2014

General News
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HUNDREDS BRAVE THE RAIN

The symbolism of the annual Good Friday Way of the Cross ceremony shone through the rain as hundreds of people walked together from St Columba’s Church to Black Hill lookout.  

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QUILT OF HOPE

Putting together the pieces one by one is an opportunity for survivors and families of child sexual abuse and all people to come together in hope

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In the Parishes
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GORDON PARISH’S NEW COORDINATORS

St Brigid’s Church, Ballan was full at 10.30am on Sunday May 4 for the commissioning of the Coordinators for the Parish of Gordon. 

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BISHOP PAUL’S VISIT TO WYCHEPROOF

On Saturday April 27, Bishop Paul visited Wycheproof and celebrated Mass. 

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NEW LIFE FOR OLD CONVENT

Tuesday April 22 saw the historic signing of a lease agreement for the former Good Samaritan Convent in Coragulac

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ST FRANCIS XAVIER PUPILS ENJOY SCHOOL FARM

Pupils at St Francis Xavier Primary School are looking forward to their farm expanding, with the arrival of lambs and a goat recently.   

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Diocesan News
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RIP SR ANNE

Sr Anne Gargan rsm passed away on April 16, 2014. 

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MERCY PLACE WARRNAMBOOL UNVEILED

Mercy Place Warrnambool opened and blessed the second stage of its state-of-the-art facility on Wednesday April 30.   

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NEW CLASSROOMS AND REFURBISHMENTS AT BALLAN

The first day of term two was an exciting day for the children, staff and community of St Brigid’s in Ballan

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ANZAC DAY WITH MRC

On Anzac Day, significant numbers of Mercy Regional College Camperdown students and staff attended commemorative services around the district. 

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BDSAC VISITS

The Ballarat Diocesan Schools Advisory Council (BDSAC) conducted its second meeting for the year. 

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