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Diocesan E-News
General News
Office Closures


Details of Diocesan Offices closures over the Christmas period. 

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Last edition of E-News


This is the last edition of the Diocesan E-News for 2014. The next issue will be published early February 2015.

Catholic Earthcare Australia


Catholic Earthcare Australia is an Agency of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.  Its mission is to help promote understanding among people that Creation is sacred and endangered, and must be protected and sustained for present and future generations yet unborn. Resources are available for parishes, schools, organisations or congregations. Check out their website HERE

ACU students return from a trip of a lifetime


Lucky Australian Catholic University students recently returned from an experience of a lifetime; as part of their course, they travelled to the Solomon Islands to teach primary school students for five weeks at Bishop Epalle Catholic School, Honiara. 

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Focus On
Our Changing Church #19


Truth and beauty. 

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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
Monaghan Centre Opening, Mildura


People of the Diocese of Ballarat are invited to the Opening and Blessing of the Monaghan Centre, Sacred Heart Parish Mildura by Bishop Paul Bird CSsR on Saturday, February 14, 2015. 

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Thursday, 18 December 2014

In the Parishes
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REFURBISHED BUILDINGS OPENED

St James Parish School, Sebastopol celebrated the opening of their recently refurbished buildings.

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TRULY LOVED BY ALL

As a young woman unsure of what path to take in life, Sr Margaret Carmody became a Good Samaritan Sister. It is now forty years on and she says it was the best decision she could have ever made. 

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‘MAKING A SCENE AT CHRISTMAS’ IN WARRNAMBOOL

A wonderful four days of ‘Making a scene at Christmas’ Nativity Exhibition at St Joseph’s Church was a great experience.

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CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS WITH GODSTART

St Patrick’s Parish in Ballarat hosted a Christmas gathering with a morning tea, toys and activities for the children involved in GodStart. 

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Diocesan News
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2014 IN REFLECTION

Working in the Finance Office gives a wonderful overview of the many people who keep the life of the Diocese moving forward and Mark Bromley looks at this year's highlights. 

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JOY AND PEACE TO ALL

Christmas is approaching, a time when we again receive and celebrate the message of joy and peace that the child Jesus brings to all.  Amanda Smith reflects. 

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“REJOICE ALWAYS”

Audrey Brown says that this time of Advent provides a beautiful opportunity to pause, give thanks, seek to move closer to God and recognize God’s presence in our hearts. 

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“THAT WE MAY LOOK FORWARD IN JOY.”

Fr Justin Driscoll, Vicar General expresses gratitude for 2014 and looks forward with joy to 2015. 

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FIRST CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

Michael Myers is getting to know the Diocese with thanks and welcome. 

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MAY YOU HAVE THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS

David Beaver wishes all peace, hope and love. 

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