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Diocesan E-News
General News
Discern a Direction For Life


It’s Your Call - More than ever young men and women are discerning direction for their life. 

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Global Catholic Climate Lenten Fast


Catholic Earthcare Australia, as part of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), announced that more than 45 countries will take part in a 40-day Lenten fast for climate justice. 

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2015 eConference


Date Claimer - Tuesday 23 June

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Focus On
Caritas Australia


Project Compassion 2015
focuses on Food for Life. It throws a spotlight on global food issues and how Caritas Australia is empowering the world’s poorest people to establish sustainable food sources for life. 

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Our Changing Church #2


Remembering people and events. 

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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
St Joseph's Church Ultima


Mass will be celebrated on March 15 to give thanks for the life of the Ultima Faith Community.

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2015 Palm Sunday Walk

 
Walk for Justice for Refugees in Melbourne on Sunday, March 29. 

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Diocesan News
Ballarat Diocesan Ecological Sustainability


Newsletter 

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Welcome Back


News from the Diocesan Resource Centre. 

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

General News
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SEEKING HARMONY A MATTER OF FAITH

It seems there has never been a better time for harmony between and within certain religions and Ballarat marked a celebration of peace recently. 

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NEW AGED-CARE HOME

Plans are under way for a three-storey aged-care home earmarked for Ballarat East.

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ORIENTATION WEEK KICKS OFF IN BALLARAT

Orientation Week at Australian Catholic University’s Ballarat Campus was held February 16 – February 20 with hundreds of students taking part in the week-long festivities. 

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In the Parishes
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WORKING WITH NEEN

St Joseph’s Parish Warrnambool reflect on their discussion about the National Energy Efficiency Network

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PRINCIPAL OPEN TO CHANGE

New Principal of St Brigid’s Primary School Ballan, Gabrielle Driscoll says people who work in education need to embrace change. 

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR CARE

Maureen McInerney, who has been the Horsham Presbytery Housekeeper for the past nine years, retired from the position on Thursday, February 26. 

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SENIOR STUDENTS TAKE THE LEAD

On Monday February 9, the Grade 5 & 6 students of St Mary’s School Donald participated in a Leadership Day. 

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BLESSING AND OPENING OF THE MONAGHAN CENTRE

On Saturday February 14, the Parish of Mildura welcomed Bishop Paul Bird who presided at the Mass for the blessing and opening of the Monaghan Centre. 

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Diocesan News
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BALLARAT DIOCESE SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMISSION

The members of the Social Justice Commission met on Saturday, February 21.  

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2015 ANNUAL CLERGY RETREAT

Early this year, Bishop Paul Bird and priests from the Diocese gathered at Halls Gap for the annual Ballarat Diocese Clergy Retreat.  

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SHROVE TUESDAY 2015

A tradition for many years now was once again held on February 17 where the student leaders of the local Catholic Secondary Colleges gathered with Bishop Paul Bird

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