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Diocesan E-News
Focus On
Our Changing Church #7


Casting the net. 

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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
Simspon Church 50th Anniversary


50th Anniversary Mass for the Simpson Church will be celebrated on Sunday, July 14, 2014 at 11.00am, followed by lunch at $15.00 per person.  Must have RSVP by June 23, 2014 for caterers.  Please forward reply and payment to Mrs M Dillon, 349 Gallum Road, Cooriemungle, Vic, 3268.

Diocesan News
ECOS


Newsletter of the Ballarat Diocesan Ecological Sustainability Group. 

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Attend the Proclaim Conference!


Apply NOW and Attend the Proclaim Conference – Diocesan funding available – limited places still available
The Ballarat Diocese has funding available for parishioners to attend the Proclaim 2014 Conference in Sydney.  This funding comes from the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat Foundation and will cover the costs of registration, accommodation and travel.  Being held in Sydney from Thursday 21 August – Saturday 23 August 2014, Proclaim 2014 “Living the Joy of the Gospel in the Parishes” draws inspiration from Pope  Francis’ recent document and explores the challenges and opportunities of parish life.  Click HERE for more information is available.

If you are interested in attending, there is more information on the Diocesan Website.    Please use the application form that is available there and send it to Amanda Smith as soon as possible.

At Your Service
Centacare


Family Relationships Service Program. 

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Friday, 30 May 2014

General News
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MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN CHILDREN'S LIVES

Students from Australian Catholic University (ACU) spent the weekend of May 23-25 with more than twenty-five children, as part of the Aquinas Young Vinnies Kids’ Camp. 

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BISHOPS SPEND TIME TOGETHER IN NEW ZEALAND

Bishop Paul recently attended a conference of bishops held in Wellington, New Zealand. 

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Focus On
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FUNDRAISING FOR THIRD WORLD COMMUNITIES

Damascus College Ballarat students and staff have reached a remarkable feat in raising funds for Third World communities.  

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Faith in Life
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SPIRIT REFLECTIONS

The Catholic Diocese of Ballarat presented a Spirit Day, a one day event of spiritual nourishment.  

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2014 WOMEN’S SPIRITUAL RETREAT

A Journey with Celtic Spirituality was the theme of the Ballarat Diocese Retreat for Women held recently. 

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In the Parishes
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LITURGY FORMATION SESSION - ARARAT

The Diocesan Liturgical Commission held a Liturgy Formation Day in Ararat on Sunday, May 25.  

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NEW VIBRANT LEARNING CENTRE OPENED

St. John’s Primary School Community, Dennington celebrated the opening of their new vibrant learning centre. 

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Diocesan News
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DIOCESE CO-ORDINATOR TO RESTORE CHURCH'S INTEGRITY

The Catholic Diocese of Ballarat has set up a paid position to help prevent a repeat of its clergy sexual abuse past.

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A TRUE GIFT!

Steve Angrisano has been described as a gift and that was what he proved to be for those fortunate enough to hear his witness on Tuesday, May 20.    

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CELEBRATING FIFTY YEARS

Caritas Australia is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2014.

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