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Diocesan E-News
Focus On
The Mass

"In the celebration 
of the Mass
the faithful form 
a holy people,
a people God 
has made his own,
a royal priesthood,
so that they may 
give thanks to God
and offer 
the spotless Victim
not only through 
the hands of the priest
but also together with him,
and so they may learn 
to offer themselves."

Faith in Life
This Week's Scriptures

Spend some time with the Sunday Readings for July 12.

Coming Events
Parliament of the World's Religions

Be part of the world's largest global interfaith event in MELBOURNE on 3-9 DECEMBER 2009. "Make a World of Difference, Hearing each other, Healing the earth" READ MORE

Spring Morning Coffee PartyJoin this Fundraiser for the Good Samaritan Sisters Missions in East Timor; Phillipines; Japan; Kiribati and Australia.
September 24th at St Patrick's Hall, Port Fairy from 10.00am - 12.00noon. All most welcome

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

General News

Across Australia and even internationally, over 5,000 people gathered in many centres to mark the end the Pauline year by participating in a landmark event for the Australian Church, a national E-Conference, entitled "Paul- The Man, the Mission and Message for Today: igniting his purpose and passion". In the Ballarat Diocese there were 10 host sites, with over 220 people attending.  One notable international participant was Sr. Patricia Day rsj, formerly Parish Leader of St. Joseph’s, Ouyen and now working in the Missions in Peru. A full report of the Diocesan experience of the E-Conference will be published in the next issue of “Our Diocesan Community” and a response from the organiser of the Conference can be read HERE.


"That best portion of a good person's life; the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love." --William Wordsworth 

Three weeks since its launch, the application, DoGood, has recruited more than 15,000 individuals to be part of a growing network of users who want to change the world, at least a little. Subscribers to the free application are prompted daily with a "DoGood" -- a simple task from conserving water, to turning out a light, to beautifying the world. When they've accomplished their good deed for the day, they click the application's "done" button. The program tallies how many users are fulfilling that day's deed, and users can share what they have done on Facebook and Twitter. So far, it's up to 209,214 good deeds. You can check out this initiative HERE