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Diocesan E-News
Focus On
Our Changing Church #15


Sharing what is important

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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
Spiritual Renewal Day


St Augustine's Parish Maryborough will host a Spiritual Renewal Day on Saturday, November 8, 2014. 

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Mission for Adult Faith Formation


St Patrick's Cathedral Parish Ballarat is hosting a Mission for Adult Faith Formation with Richard Leonard SJ from Sunday, November 9 - Wednesday, November 12, 2014.  

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A time to reminisce


Sr Marg Carmody will retire after ten years at Hamilton. 

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Coming Events
Diocesan Resource Centre & Pauline Books


You are invited to a day of Browsing and Shopping for Resources on Wednesday, November 12, at the Diocesan Religious Education Resource Centre, 5 Lyons Street South, Ballarat from 9.30am – 4.30pm.  Julie Kelly from Pauline Books and Media will be in attendance on this day. 

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Diocesan News
Annual Clergy Golf Tournament


Maryborough hosted the annual clergy golf tournament this year. 

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At Your Service
From the Resource Centre


With Fr Richard Leonard visiting the Diocese it is timely to mention the excellent resources that he has penned that are in our collection.  

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Centacare


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 Term 4 Support Programs.      

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Thursday, 30 October 2014

General News
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EIKON: ICONS OF THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN WORLD

The rich tradition of Eastern Christian spirituality and imagery is being celebrated at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.

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MANY BLESSINGS AT THE YOUTH MINISTRY CONVENTION

Over three hundred people attended the Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Convention (ACYMC) in Adelaide recently. 

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THE QUILT OF HOPE

The many thousands of small stitches that make up the Quilt of Hope have been described as being insignificant in themselves but a powerful symbol bringing not only the quilt, but its makers and the lives it represents, together into one story. 

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Focus On
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LUCAS WELCOMES FIRST PRIMARY SCHOOL

Integra has signed a contract with the Catholic Education Office and the Ballarat Cathedral Parish for land to establish a new Catholic Primary School at Lucas.  

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In the Parishes
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100 YEARS WORTH CELEBRATING

Happy Centenary to St Francis Xavier School, Ballarat East

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LIFE LESSONS FOR MERCY WEEK

St Joseph’s College, Mildura students reflected on their faith as part of Mercy Week held recently. 

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FINAL LOOKING FORWARD GATHERINGS

Well-attended Gatherings at Ararat and Colac in the first two weeks of October brought the series of Looking Forward Gatherings to a close. 

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RAISING MONEY FOR CATHOLIC MISSION

Cakes, fairy floss, football-themed face-painting and temporary tattoos were all popular at Horsham’s St Brigid’s College’s annual fundraiser for Catholic Mission. 

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Diocesan News
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CATHOLIC MISSION CHILDREN’S MASS 2014

The Catholic Mission Children’s Mass on celebrated on Thursday, October 23. 

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MOVING TOWARDS JUSTICE SUPPORT

Moving Towards Justice hosted morning tea on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the Ballarat Specialist School Farm Campus. 

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GATHERING OF DIOCESAN PASTORAL SUPPORT GROUP

Recently, a very happy and successful assembly of the newly-named Diocesan Pastoral Support Group took place at Halls Gap. 

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