Journey of Christ Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2016

holy lands pilgrimage 2015-125pxSandhurst Diocese “Journey of Christ Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2016” 14th – 29th September 2016 with Fr Junjun Amaya (Chaplain), Assistant Priest, St Liborius’ Eaglehawk & Ms Maria Weatherill, Sandhurst CEO.

Joy as Father Stephen Ordained to Priesthood

fr stephen bolling 1250pxWith great joy, the Sandhurst Diocese welcomes its newest priest, Father Stephen Bolling.

Fr Stephen was Ordained to the Priesthood by Bishop of Sandhurst Leslie Tomlinson at 11am on September 19 at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo.

The Francis Effect II Catholic Mission Colloquium

francis effect 125pxTHE FRANCIS EFFECT II
Catholic Mission Colloquium
You are invited to be part of a dialogue on how to incorporate the vision and challenge of Pope Francis’ encyclical ‘Praised be you: On Care for Our Common Home’ into our everyday life, organised by Catholic Mission Wagga Wagga Diocese.

Retreat Day with Margaret Silf

Margaret Silf, is a highly regarded retreat facilitator and author of; “Inner Compass”, “Sacred Spaces: Stations on a Celtic Way”, “Companions of Christ: An Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality.”
Tuesday 20th October 2015 De Campo Hall, CEO buildings,
120 Hargreaves St BENDIGO.

Corpus Christi College building appeal

EmailBanner CCC FINAL 125pxThis weekend, September 26-27, you are invited to take part in a Corpus Christi Building Appeal that hopes to raise the $1.2m needed to accommodate students studying for the priesthood.

Breaking Open the Writings of Pope Francis: Workshop

writings pope francis 125pxDuring his first three years in office, Pope Francis has published two major works - to help us live life to the full, in the joy of the Gospel, and to encourage all people everywhere to bring about a better world as we care for our common home.

‘Good News & Contemplative Living in a World of Chaos’ with Dr Donna Orsuto

adult faith 125pxGift yourself with time-out, a gentle day or evening, ‘Good News & Contemplative Living in a World of Chaos’ with Dr Donna Orsuto (Lay Centre Director & university Professor in Spirituality, Rome).

'A Closer walk with God' New family Resource released

closer walk 125px“In a world like this, media can help us to feel closer to one another…The internet, in particular, offers immense possibilities for encounter and solidarity. This is something truly good, a gift from God..." Pope Francis

Laudato Si (Praise be to you) will be released tonight @ 8pm

laudatosicover 125pxPope Francis’ encyclical on the environment Laudato Si (Praise be to you) will be released tonight (18/06/2015) at 8 pm (AEST).  Visit our home page and click on the link on the slider entitled "Laudato Si" to view the document.  You may need to press F5 to update the link on or after 8pm

Youth Ministry Update - July

sym cross flame 125pxStronger: Stronger Rally in Shepparton. Friday July 24, 6-9pm Yr.9-25 yrs.

World Youth Day: One Year to Go ‘Festival’ July 5, Mass from 2pm, Festival from 3.30-5.30

AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC YOUTH FESTIVAL: Join thousands of young Australian Catholics in Adelaide 3-5 December to celebrate, learn and grow in your faith.

Golden Square Development Update

pdf MEDIA RELEASE 9 June, 2015
Golden Square Development Update
The 14-hectare property surrounding Bishop Les Tomlinson’s residence, Genazzano, will be divided into a bushland conservation area (7.15 hectares) and 82-lot subdivision following a Victorian civil and Administrative Tribunal decision announced on Friday, June 5.

An invitation from Bendigo’s Sacred Heart Cathedral

Fr tony 2015 125pxCathedral Administrator Fr Tony Shallue invites you to be moved by the sacred geometry of the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo, Victoria.

Stronger Shepparton D-Group – Wrap up of the year so far!

Dgroup 3 125pxThe year (2015) has started off well for Shepparton’s Stronger D-Group, with many familiar faces returning as well as new comers joining the group. Our first D-Group was a movie night on the 7th February, where we firstly gathered together for prayer, creating a Fingerprint Tree Canvas as a symbol for our D-Group.

Anointed and Sent: New Youth Ministry Resource

Anointed and Sent COVER-125pxThe handbook is an easy to read guide to youth ministry in Australia explaining what the key focus areas are, and the role they play in providing a balance of formation and service. Focus areas of youth ministry are listed as Prayer and Worship, Evangelisation, Catechesis, Pastoral Care, Community Life, Justice and Service, Leadership Development, and Advocacy.

Stronger hosts 1st Rally at Wangaratta for 2015

stronger wang 2015 125pxStronger has had its first gathering for 2015 with a Rally in Wangaratta attended by about 150 young people from around the Sandhurst Diocese.

Young People are Brave Adventurers: World Youth Day Message

Pope francis thmbs up 125pxThe message of Pope Francis this World Youth Day is wonderfully encouraging and inspires us to take the plunge, calling Christianity a ‘project for life that is capable of captivating our hearts’.

An introduction to the Gospel of Mark - Free Faith Education Evening

adult faith 125pxA free Faith Education Session is available featuring Father Brian Boyle.  He is a lecturer in Scripture at Catholic Theological College in Melbourne. He is a priest of the Diocese of Sandhurst and is the Bishop’s Vicar for Education in our Diocese. He is very interested in Adult Faith Education and in opening the treasures of Scripture with and for other adults. 

Jackson to study for priesthood

jackson s 125pxAfter three years in Youth Ministry, Jackson Saunders has been accepted to study for the priesthood at Corpus Christi Seminary, Carlton.  Jackson talks a little about his journey and hopes for the future.

YCS social/ reflection day @ Wodonga

ycw 1 125PxA YCS social/ reflection day was held in the Sandhurst Diocese on Wednesday, November 5. The event was held at Sacred Heart Parish, Wodonga, and provided an opportunity for students involved in YCS from across the Diocese to come together.

Stronger group gather at Harrietville

StrongerRetreat 2014 125pxABOUT 90 young people from across the Sandhurst Diocese gathered in Harrietville in December for the annual Stronger Retreat.

The Stronger Retreat provided an opportunity for young people from across the Diocese and beyond to come together and celebrate their faith from Friday, December 5, until Sunday, December 7.

CatholicCare Christmas Appeal

centacare logo-125pxAs Christmas draws near, there will be numerous appeals for Christmas presents, hamper items and the like, to help those who need some additional support at this time.  We would ask that this year you consider supporting children and young people with whom staff at CatholicCare Sandhurst work, and whose families have very limited resources to buy gifts or food for the festive season.

New Clerical Appointments for 2015


‘I am very grateful to those priests who have accepted new appointments and ask that you join me in praying for God’s blessing on them in their new appointments.' - Bishop Leslie Tomlinson

Stronger school outreach visit to Galen College Wangaratta

wangaratta outreach5 125pxFr Rob Galea and a group of young people involved with Stronger recently conducted a school outreach visit to Galen College Wangaratta.

Join Stronger at Harrietville this December

Stronger-Retreat-Picture 125pxHARRIETVILLE: Young people from across the Sandhurst Diocese and beyond are being encouraged to take part in this year’s Stronger Retreat. December 5th - 7th

Diocese of Sandhurst - The Journey Catholic/Christian Radio Program

journey 125pxThis week on “The Journey” which airs on 8 November.  Tune into LIFE 105.1 FM Sat 4pm or listen in via podcast anytime at

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