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Celebrating 70 years as a Brother

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxBrother Jim Ward recently celebrated his 70th anniversary of being a Christian Brother, with family and friends in Moyhu.

A ‘ripper’ start to seminary studies

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxSandhurst seminarian Jackson Saunders has introduced an ‘Aussie Slang of the Week’ segment, which takes place each Monday night before dinner at Corpus Christi College.

Easter to Pentecost resources, 2018

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxHere you can download the Easter to Pentecost resources for the 2018 year compiled by Lyn Breen, Adult Faith Coordinator

Fr Jake Mudge begins role at Corpus Christi College

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxTHE country spirit never left Fr Jake Mudge in the eternal city of Rome. 
Fr Jake is now back in Australia working with students for the priesthood at Corpus Christi College in Melbourne after almost four-and-a-half years studying theology in Italy. 

Pro-lifers take steps to help protect the unborn

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxA GROUP of young people from across Australia recently travelled more than 2000 kilometres in a month to promote the dignity of life.
Crossroads Australia is a Catholic youth movement which takes part in an annual pro-life walk.

Catherine McAuley College launches in 2108

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxAlmost 2000 people joined to celebrate Catherine McAuley College’s first Opening Mass as it begins 2018 with a new name and identity.

Lent 2018 Resources

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxHere you can download the Lenten Leaflets for the 2018 year adapted by Lyn Breen, Adult Faith Coordinator

Days of Fasting and Reparation February 14-17

DaysofFastingReparation 125The Australian Catholic bishops have proclaimed the days from Ash Wednesday until the following Saturday (February 14-17) Days of Fasting and Reparation in sorrow for child sexual abuse and the healing of victims.

Statement from Bishop Leslie Tomlinson - re Same Sex Marriage - Media release 10th August 2017

sandhursr diocese coat of arms 125pxBishop Les Tomlinson's Media Release statement re Same Sex Marriage.

Vale: Father Francis (Frank) Jones

Fr Frank 125 pxJONES
Reverend Francis Vincent PE

On Saturday, 10th June 2017, at Shepparton, aged 79, in the 55th year of his Priesthood.

Response to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Framework Discussion Paper

pdf The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne has responded to the Victorian Government's proposal to introduce legislation enabling assisted suicide.

Statement from Bishop Leslie Tomlinson - Royal Commission - Media release 7th February 2017

sandhursr diocese coat of arms 125pxBishop Les Tomlinson responds to data released by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Sale of Feathertop Chalet to Chabad Youth - Media release 5th December, 2016

sandhursr diocese coat of arms 125pxThe Diocese of Sandhurst today announced that it plans to sell Feathertop Chalet to Chabad Youth in order to concentrate on its core ministries across the Diocese. For over 26 years Feathertop has provided learning and development opportunities for schools and retreat based accommodation for individuals and family groups.

Sacred Heart Cathedral Choir Scholarships 2017

bendigo sacred heart cathedral 125pxThere are more scholarships available for 2017. Each scholarship is worth $1,200.00. They are open to Catholic students in Catholic Secondary & Primary schools in the region.

Sandhurst Diocese wins Community Heritage Grant - Media release 1st November 2016

pdf CDOS COA Media 125pxThe Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst has been awarded a $5,515.00 federal Community Heritage Grant to fund the Digitisation of Historical Parish Sacramental Registers.

‘Pathways for Young Adults 2017’ has arrived

pathways 2017 cover 125pxThe latest edition of ‘Pathways for Young Adults 2017’ has arrived in schools and parishes across the Sandhurst Diocese.

The booklet produced in partnership by Sandhurst Youth Ministry and Adult Faith Education Sandhurst outlines opportunities to assist young people on their faith journey.

Pope Francis Asks Us to Pray for Creation on September 1st

seasonofcreation 125pxOn September 1, Pope Francis asks us to pray for creation.

Stronger Retreat, 2016

stronger retreat 1 2015 125pxStronger Retreat

The 2016 Stronger Retreat’s theme will be ‘This is Mercy’ and will be held in Harrietville on September 16-18.

 

 

Statement from Bishop Les Tomlinson on the Papal Exhortation Amoris Laetitia

It is with great joy that we receive Pope Francis’ exhortation, Amoris Laetitia “The Joy of Love: On Love in the Family”, the Exhortation written by Pope Francis after the two Synods of Bishops on that topic in October 2014 and October 2015.

Mooroopna Parish responds to urgent Social Issue.

A community forum to tackle issues associated with ICE in our community

Tues April 19th
7.30pm - 9.30pm
Sir Ian McLenna Centre, Mooroopna

Project Compassion Launch, 2016

caritaslaunch2016 125pxFree pancakes and entertainment marked the launch of Project Compassion in the Sandhurst Diocese on Shrove Tuesday, February 9.

Introducing the Prayer of the Church or LITURGY OF THE HOURS

Liturgy-of-the-Hours-125px“The “Liturgy of the Hours”, also referred to as the “Canonical Hours”, “Breviary”, “Divine Office”, “Morning and Evening Prayer”, are a fabulous form of prayer, belonging to the praying people of God from the time we organised prayer together.  It is the “prayer of the people” and an ancient and deep form of communion with God and each other.

Statement by Bishop Les Tomlinson on the film Spotlight

Tomlinson-Sandhurst-125px"The Australian release of the movie Spotlight, which details the uncovering of the sexual abuse of minors in the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, and in the United States of America more generally, tragically has many parallels for the Catholic Church in Australia. The film is riveting and challenging and makes for uncomfortable viewing, especially in its portrayal of the betrayal of trust and the loss of faith in the Church of ordinary, good people." - Bishop Leslie Tomlinson

Vale: Father Leo Lane

Fr-Leo-Lane-125pxFATHER Leo Lane passed away on January 27 at Warrnambool, age 93. Fr Lane was ordained a priest at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ballarat, on the July 27, 1948 by Archbishop Justin Simonds, for the Diocese of Sandhurst.

Mercy Door Opens

Mercy door opens 125pxThe Holy Door of Mercy has opened for the Sandhurst Diocese.

Bishop of Sandhurst Les Tomlinson opened the door at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo, on Sunday, December 13, before the 11am Mass.

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