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Diocesan E-News
General News
2015 Knox Public Lecture


Treasures Old and New. 

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Focus On
Our Changing Church #4


For God, King and Country. 

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Faith in Life


Gracious and loving God, as we mark the ANZAC Centenary, we remember all who lost their lives through Australia's involvement in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations. We especially remember the courageous actions undertaken by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps during the First World War. In this week of commemoration, we pray for the airmen, sailors and soldiers who died in battle, sacrificing their lives while on duty. We commemorate their bravery and pray for the families who lost loved ones. As we strive for peace in our country and world, help us to become instruments of your peace. We ask this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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
Better Buddies Program


Horsham's Ss Michael and John’s Primary School
participated in a teddy bear picnic for the launch of their Better Buddies program. 

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"Minaret"


On Sunday March 22, Fr Andrew Hayes presented a concert in Ararat as a fundraiser for a proposed mosque. 

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Diocesan News
Earth Day 2015


To celebrate Earth Day 2015, the Diocesan Ecological Sustainability Group held an Earth Day Forum at the Mercy Centre Ballarat on April 22. 

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Thursday, 30 April 2015

General News
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AN ECUMENICAL BEGINNING TO HOLY WEEK

On Palm Sunday, parishioners from St John’s Lutheran Church (Doveton St Ballarat), Central Ballarat Uniting Church, Christ the King Anglican Cathedral (Lydiard St) and St Patrick’s Cathedral Ballarat gathered together. 

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SPECIAL VISITORS FROM INDIA

The Diocese of Ballarat recently hosted two special visitors from India, Sr Mary Karickakunnel JMJ and Sr Innamma Yeruva JMJ. 

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In the Parishes
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EMOTIONS RUN HIGH ON SCHOOL GALLIPOLI TRIP

Words and pictures can't really describe the experience St Mary Mackillop College Swan Hill students had when they visited the Gallipoli battlefields

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FAIR A BIG WINNER

St Joseph’s School Warrnambool Annual Fair was a wonderful achievement from all involved in the school. 

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EDUCATION AND SUSTAINABILITY IN VIETNAM

Access to education and sustainability of projects were key points of a presentation by Sr Trish Franklin IBVM in Ballarat North recently.

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Diocesan News
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MASS OF THE OILS

The celebration of the Mass of the Oils or Chrism Mass is very special to the Diocese as it is the annual celebration of the Diocesan Church of Ballarat.  

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NEWS FROM ST JOSEPH’S COLLEGE, MILDURA

Stories on events at St Joseph’s College Mildura celebrated recently, Cultural Diversity Week, the College’s Project Compassion campaign and the annual Passion Liturgy. 

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THE CHEVALIER CENTRE OFFICIALLY OPENED

Monivae College, Hamilton has opened the Chevalier Centre, a development that will be the home for the Wellbeing and Positive Education and Psychology programs at the College. 

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