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Diocesan E-News
General News
Message Of Condolence From The Ukrainian Catholic


Bishop Peter Stasiuk, leader of Australia and New Zealand's Ukrainian Catholics says the Ukrainian community in Australia is deeply saddened and also deeply troubled that the terrorist act that killed so many innocent men, women and children happened in the skies over their homeland. 

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Bringing an End to Modern Slavery


An information session to discover the realities of human trafficking in today’s world.

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Focus On
Our Changing Church #10


“An Evangelizing Community” 

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Ballarat MH17 Commemorative Service


The Ballarat community gathered at Christ Church Anglican Cathedral on Saturday 26th July to remember those who tragically lost their lives in the MH17 disaster. 

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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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Coming Events
menAlive Men’s Weekend


The Ballarat Diocese will host a men’s weekend on October 4-5, 2014 at St Patrick’s Hall, Ballarat. 

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Thursday, 31 July 2014

In the Parishes
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FAREWELLED AFTER MANY YEARS

Fr Brendan Davey was farewelled from Ararat Parish on July 23, 2014. 

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CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

St. Andrew’s Church, Simpson celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Church recently.

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NAIDOC WEEK

Recently NAIDOC week was celebrated at St Alipius Parish Primary, Ballarat East. 

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Diocesan News
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“AS WE JOURNEY” – EXPLORING OUR PILGRIM FAITH

The Spirit Day entitled '“As We Journey” – Exploring our Pilgrim Faith which is part of the Diocesan Faith Formation Program was held on Saturday 26th July in Swan Hill. 

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BY GOD’S MERCY WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN THIS WORK TO DO!

Damascus College Ballarat staff members gathered together to consider their theme for 2014, By God’s Mercy we have been given this work to do!.  

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FIRST LOOKING FORWARD GATHERING AT SWAN HILL

Forty people from many parishes and church communities in the Swan Hill and broader area attended the first Looking Forward Gathering on Tuesday 29 July. 

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ONE TEAM, ONE GOAL - CELEBRATING DIVERSITY

Madeleine Trudel from St Brigid’s College, Horsham who was announced runner-up in the One Team, One Goal – Celebrating Diversity competition. 

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