Advent resources for 2017

Lyn Breen, the Adult Faith Education officer of the Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst has produced a new series of Advent resources to use within Parishes during the advent season.


DDF Logo top 125pxOne of the many fine bodies I have found serving the Diocese of Sandhurst is the Diocesan Development Fund. Many dioceses are blessed with the services of a development fund, and perhaps for some this service is taken for granted..

Our time to stand under the Cross with Mary

yearofgracelogo 125Ronald Rolheiser remarks, “Sometimes darkness has its hour and there is nothing we can do to stop it… like Mary under the Cross, we are asked to stand … knowing that we can’t stop the crucifixion, but we can help stop some of the hatred, anger and bitterness that surround it.”

This is what it means to be an Easter people.

"Contemplate the face of Christ" DVD released

yog dvd-cover-125pxIn planning the Year of Grace, the Australian Catholic Bishops were inspired by Pope John Paul II's letter, Novo Millennio Ineunte (At the Start of the New Millennium). They responded particularly to two phrases in that letter: "Starting afresh from Christ", which has been incorporated into the Year of Grace logo, and "Contemplate the face of Christ". This DVD "Contemplate the Face of Christ" is one way that we have sought to respond to the Pope's invitation.

Contact Details

DDF Logo top 125pxFund Manager: Cameron Fraser
Postal Address: PO Box 201, Bendigo 3552.
Tel: 03 5445 3606, Fax: 03 5441 8278
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DDF Logo top 125pxThe Fund provides the following banking services:

  • Deposit & Investment Products:
  • Loan Products:
  • Online Facility:
  • Over the counter deposits and withdrawals

About Us

DDF Logo top 125pxThe Diocesan Development Fund (DDF) was established by the late Bishop Noel Daly in July 1980 and supports the work of the Catholic Church. The DDF does so by providing financial services to meet the borrowing needs of parishes, schools and agencies of the Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst so they can realise their vision for the benefit of the Catholic community.

So You’re Seeking to Renew Your Faith? - Short Course - Non Award program

so-youre-seeking-to-renew-your-faith-cover 125pxPurchase one of the books by Fr Tony Doherty, ‘So You’re Seeking to Renew Your Faith’, ‘So You’re Working for the Catholic Church’, ‘So You’re Sending Your Child to a Catholic School’. Download the booklet of discussion questions to guide you through the book - as short course for an individual or small group.

C21 Online or ‘Church in the 21st Century’ Boston College

C21 online iconBoston College School of Theology and Ministry, offers short (2-4 week) non-credit online courses and workshops for spiritual renewal and on-going faith formation.

Beginning Theology – Faith Education - Non Award

beginning theology logo1 – 2 Year Small Group Program
(Sandhurst Diocese – Institute of Faith Education, Archdiocese of Brisbane)

Items of Interest

Psalms and readings from the Liturgy of the Hours, and Mass readings.

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