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Diocesan E-News
General News
NEEN

The Ballarat Diocesan Ecological Sustainability Group are again working with Catholic Earthcare’s sustainability organization NEEN (National Energy Efficiency Network). 

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Hildegard of Bingen and The Living Light


One-Woman Show. 

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PALMS Australia


Twenty major Catholic Religious orders and organisations will be discussing the model of global volunteering by Catholic agencies at an event hosted by Australian Catholic University.

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Focus On
Our Changing Church #3


Feast and fast. 

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2015 Palm Sunday Walk


for Justice for Refugees in Melbourne this Sunday 29 March.  

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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
Songs for the Journey


Australian Pastoral Musicians Network National Conference. 

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Springbank Market


St Michael’s School – Sunday, May 17. 

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Diocesan News
World Youth Day


News!  

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Mass of the Oils


On Monday of Holy Week, March 30, the Mass of the Oils will be celebrated in St Patrick's Cathedral Ballarat at 6.30 pm.  All people from around the Diocese are invited to this celebration.

Foundation Grants


Application are now being called for the latest round of Catholic Diocese of Ballarat Foundation Grants. Applications close on Friday 1st May 2015.  

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At Your Service
From the Resource Centre

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Friday, 27 March 2015

General News
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ACU 25TH ANNIVERSARY GRADUATION

More than one hundred and eighty students graduated from Australian Catholic University’s (ACU) Ballarat campus on Saturday, March 14. 

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CELEBRATING ST PATRICK’S DAY

The Nazareth House Auxilliary St Patrick’s Day Coffee Party was successful once again. 

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NURSING PROFESSOR APPOINTED

St John of God Health Care, in conjunction with the Australian Catholic University, has announced the joint appointment of Professor Karen Francis to the position of Professor of Nursing. 

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In the Parishes
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60 YEARS AND COUNTING

Sixty years of memories were on show on Sunday, March 22 as St Joseph’s Primary School, Hopetoun celebrated sixty years of education. 

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LOCAL STUDENTS TAKE THE LEAD

Recently, students from St Mary’s School Donald, St Joseph’s School Charlton and St Patrick’s School St Arnaud participated in a ‘Just Leaders’ Leadership Day. 

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A MAJOR CHAPTER HAS ENDED

On Sunday, March 15 a major chapter in the history of the Ultima community concluded as parishioners attended the last Mass for St Joseph’s Catholic Church.

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RIDE2SCHOOL DAY

There were fewer cars on the road on Friday, March 13 as St Alipius Parish School, Ballarat East students opted to ride to school with their families.  

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Fr Henry Nikel died on March 4, 2015. 

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Diocesan News
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RETIRING

Director of Religious Education, Dr Liam Davison has retired after nine years of service to Catholic education in our Diocese. 

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LORETO COLLEGE'S PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

The long wait for Loreto College Ballarat's budding thespians and musicians is over, the college's "dream" state-of-art performing arts centre is open.  

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COLLEGE’S HISTORY ON SHOW

Sunday, March 22 saw the opening and blessing of St Joseph’s College Mildura Heritage Centre which is in the Mercy Convent at the Enright Campus of the College. 

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PREPARATIONS FOR AN UPCOMING FORUM

A working party recently gathered at St Patrick’s Cathedral Presbytery, Ballarat to explore a range of issues affecting Refugees and Asylum Seekers. 

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