Saint Mary MacKillop’s profound impact on the next generation

14 OCTOBER 2014

More than 500 school children from across the Sandhurst Diocese will feature in the unveiling of the new 3-metre statue honoring Saint Mary MacKillop at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Friday.

True beauty of Sacred Heart Cathedral to be revealed

13 OCTOBER 2014
True beauty of Sacred Heart Cathedral to be revealed

Residents and visitors to Bendigo will finally enjoy unimpeded views of the Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Sandhurst Diocese celebrates triple ordination

diaconates 2014 125pxBishop of Sandhurst Leslie Tomlinson ordained Stephen Bolling, 27, Junray Rayna, 25, and Novelito Lim, 27,  and at the Sacred Heart Cathedral, on Saturday, September 20, with more than 800 people present.

New Social Justice statement released

acsjc 125pxWe celebrate Social Justice Sunday on 28 September. This year’s Social Justice Statement is titled: ‘A Crown for Australia: Striving for the best in our sporting nation’.

Works to open new view of Sacred Heart Cathedral

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The Sacred Heart Cathedral will be much more visible thanks to a new program of work that will remove the Yamaha motorbike shop on High Street. The shop will be demolished over the next week as part of a staged beautification and development program.

Council and Diocese collaborate to enhance Cathedral site

Council and Diocese collaborate to enhance Cathedral site

One of Bendigo’s most treasured cultural, tourism and religious icons will now be much more visible, thanks to a new program of work on the grounds adjacent to Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Fr Tony's farewell speech to Myrtleford Parish - Italian version

Fr Tony Shallue delivers his final farewell to Myrtleford Parish in Italian.

Mother Collette farewelled

Sr Collette 125pxThe Diocese joined to celebrate the life of Mother Mary Collette (Josephine Stella Aloysius) Poor Clare Collettine, on Friday, September 5.

Young flock to Mooroopna Stronger Rally

stronger mooroopna 14 125pxAbout 160 young people gathered for the Stronger Rally at Mooroopna on Friday, August 8.

Appointment of new 'Director of Catholic Education' 2015

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Most Rev Leslie Tomlinson DD, Bishop of Sandhurst, has much pleasure in announcing the appointment of Mr Paul G Desmond as the Director of Catholic Education in the Diocese, commencing in January, 2015.

Diocesan Communications

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Youth group at St Mary’s, Golden Square

Golden-Square-Youth-Group 125pxThe monthly youth group provides an opportunity for young people, mostly primary school aged, to come together for prayer, fun, food and games.

The group is for those aged 5-15, and all are welcome to attend. There is no cost.

Vale: Father Gerald (Gerry) Gallagher

Fr gerry 2 125pxSadly, we again write to inform you of the death of one of our clergy.

Father Gerald (Gerry) Gallagher died peacefully early, Monday, July 7. We have all been aware of Fr Gerry’s ill health and gradual decline over a long period from Parkinson’s disease.

Vale: Monsignor John White

Monsignor John White 125pxWith sadness we write to inform you of the death of Monsignor John White, late Parish Priest of Wangaratta. He died very peacefully Monday morning at about 10.45am, comforted by relatives and friends.

Fr Tony's farewell speech to Myrtleford Parish

This has been one of the greatest privileges of my ministry as a priest here at Myrtleford. We have had many celebrations which have given us new life to our faith and increased in us the joy of the Gospel; the arrival of the statue of St. Anthony from Italy, the Mass for La Fiera, the praying of the rosary for world peace in the piazza and releasing our prayers in the form of the rosary made from the balloons, the celebration of Good Friday with the other Christian Churches of our town, the many baptisms, first communion and confirmation of our children.

Bendigo Community to get nature reserve under Church development plan

sandhursr diocese coat of arms 125pxThe Sandhurst Diocese has announced it has submitted a new planning application for an 87-lot subdivision of its Aspinall Street property (134-166 Aspinall Street, Golden Square).

Rev Dr Brian Boyle appointed Episcopal Vicar for Education in the Diocese of Sandhurst

rev BrianBoyle 125pxBishop of Sandhurst Leslie Tomlinson has announced Father Brian Boyle will take up the appointment of Episcopal Vicar for Education in the Diocese of Sandhurst at the end of the year.

New CatholicCare Director appointed

peter richardson 125pxTHE Bishop of Sandhurst Leslie Tomlinson is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Director for CentaCare, Mr Peter Richardson, effective October 1.

Bishop visit to the Vatican

pope bishop les 125pxBishop of Sandhurst Les Tomlinson has met with Pope Francis during a week-long visit to the Vatican earlier this month. Bishop Les was in Rome to attend a conference on professional standards.

Easter Message from Bishop Leslie Tomlinson

Tomlinson-Sandhurst-125pxHoly Week is term given to the very sacred time leading up to Easter. It is the week during which we recall the suffering and death of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Statement from Bishop Leslie Tomlinson on election of Pope Francis

Tomlinson-Sandhurst-125pxBishop of Sandhurst Leslie Tomlinson has welcomed with joy the election of Pope Francis in Rome this morning.

Facing the Truth: Website update

facing-the-truth-125-x-125Facing the Truth 

Submission by the Catholic Church in Victoria to the Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and other Non-Government Organisations

The Facing the Truth website has been updated with a new video on mandatory and police reporting featuring Father Shane Mackinlay.

A Coat of Arms of our own

sandhursr diocese coat of arms 125pxTHE Sandhurst Diocese now has a new Coat of Arms, which will be used to represent the Diocese of Sandhurst.

The new coat of arms doesn’t replace the Bishop of Sandhurst Les Tomlinson’s episcopal Coat of Arms, but is instead a symbol of the Diocese.

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