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Diocesan E-News
General News
Church Leaders call for change of heart


Leaders of Victorian Churches have sent an open letter calling for a new approach to criminal justice

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Focus On
Our Changing Church #16


Taking the next step. 

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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
2015 Holy Land Pilgrimage


An information evening for a proposed pilgrimage to the Holy Land in June 2015 will be held on Monday, November 17 at 7.00pm at the Cathedral Presbytery, 3 Lyons Street South Ballarat.  Pilgrims will visit Jordan and Israel including Petra, Mt Nebo, Madaba, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana, Mt of Beatitudes, Capernaum, the Sea of Galilee, Jericho, the Dead Sea, Ein Kerem and Jerusalem.  The information evening will be conducted by Leonie Spencer of Lifestyle Travel, Ballarat and Fr Justin Driscoll.  All interested people are welcome to this information evening.  For further information please contact Leonie at Lifestyle Travel Ballarat, ph. 5331 8277, or email info@lifestyletravel.com.au

Coming Events
Nazareth House Ballarat Auxiliary Annual Fete


Saturday, November 15, 2014 at Nazareth House, Mill Street, Ballarat at 10.00am.  All Welcome.

Diocesan News
Making a Scene at Christmas


The year “Making a Scene at Christmas” will be held at St Joseph’s Church, Warrnambool from December 11-14, 2014.  

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At Your Service
Our Diocesan Community


The last issue of ODC for 2014 is now arriving in Parishes and schools. It can also be read HERE.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

General News
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ACU STUDENT NURSES AND PARAMEDICS GO BUSH

More than sixty paramedicine students from ACU’s Ballarat Campus hit the bush for a weekend in October to hone their skills in a remote environment.  

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In the Parishes
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REACHING OUT FOR WORLD PEACE

Darcy Afford is a student at St Francis Xavier Primary School in Ballarat East. Here he shares an initiative he undertook in regard to world peace

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CELEBRATING FORTY YEARS

St Paul’s Primary School Mildura Forty Year Anniversary celebrations were held recently.

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ANNUAL MEMORIAL MASS AT SACRED HEART MILDURA

On Sunday November 2, 2014 the annual Memorial Mass was held at Sacred Heart Church Mildura. 

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INTER-PARISH YOUTH MASS BIRCHIP

St Mary’s Parish, Birchip recently played host to an Inter-Parish Youth Mass

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OAKS DAY AT BALLAN

Approximately fifty ladies enjoyed an atmosphere of a day at the races at the St Brigid’s Parents & Friends annual Oak’s Day luncheon on Thursday, November 6. 

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Diocesan News
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CELEBRATING 75 YEARS OF CAREGIVING

St John of God Hospital Warrnambool hosted a range of celebrations to mark its 75th anniversary of caregiving to the Western Victoria region. 

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CENTACARE ANNUAL TOY DRIVE

Centacare Ballarat’s 2014 Annual Toy Drive will run from November 15 - December 15 2014. 

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CWL ANNUAL MEETING

On Friday, November 7 the Catholic Women’s League held their meeting at St Joseph’s Parish Centre Ouyen. 

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EDUCATION STUDENTS TO REFLECT ON EIKONIC ART

More than fifty final year education students visited the Art Gallery of Ballarat recently to view the Eikon: Icons of the Orthodox Christian World exhibition. 

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