Pastoral Letters

Pastoral Letter - Politics in Service of Peace - 2019

politicsInServiceOfPeaceCover 125pxA statement by the Catholic Bishops of Australia for the 2019 Federal Election has been released.

Lenten Pastoral Letter - 2013

Tomlinson-Sandhurst-125pxDear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

The beautiful theme of the Year of Grace invited us to 'contemplate the Face of Christ'.  This very invitation challenged us to reflect on the humanity of Jesus at such a depth that we discovery His divinity.

Pastoral Letter - Parliamentary Inquiry

sandhursr diocese coat of arms 125pxThe Bishops of Victoria together with the Leaders of Catholic Religious Australia and Catholic Religious Victoria have issued a Pastoral letter about the Parliamentary Inquiry into the handling of child abuse by religious and other non-government organisations.

Pastoral Letter: True Meaning of Marriage

sandhursr diocese coat of arms 125pxThe Catholic Bishops of Victoria have release a Pastoral letter in which they encourage you to respond to the on-line survey set up by the Federal Government at their website: www.aph.gov.au/marriage. The closing date for responses is Friday, 20 April 2012. The survey contains three statements with which you can agree or disagree. It then asks if you support the proposed changes to the two separate Bills, to which you answer yes or no. If you choose you can similarly answer these few questions in less than one minute. The survey also provides space (maximum of 250 words) for you to explain your views. Click here to view the  pdf Pastoral Letter: True Meaning of Marriage

Some points that you might like to consider including are set out here.

Items of Interest

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Upcoming Events

23 Aug
2019 Stronger Retreat
23.08.2019 6:00 pm - 25.08.2019 4:00 pm

2019 Stronger Youth Retreat
Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th August
PGL Campaspe Downs, Kyneton
Ages: Yr 11-26 years old
Cost: $175

Register at strongeryouth.com
Registrations close Monday 29th July

The Stronger Retreat is a Catholic youth retreat, held annually, over one weekend for the Sandhurst Diocese. Since beginning in 2008 the Retreat has been a space for gathering with other young people for a common experience- encountering Jesus Christ and the Church. Becoming empowered, encouraged and equipped, to impact the Church and the world. 
Engaging speakers focus on relevant and practical topics. The Retreat offers participants:
-An opportunity for communal and personal prayer
-Mass, Reconciliation and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
-Music, praise and worship
-And so much more... 

For more information contact Ruth Lawlor or Samuel Matuszek on (03) 5441 2544 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst is committed to the safety and well being of all children and young people involved in our programs. The welfare of the children in our care will always be a priority. 

 

Attachments:

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