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Fr Rob Galea is reaching out to young people in places where they are, and for Generation Alpha, that’s the Metaverse.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has lodged a submission to the Fair Work Commission’s annual wage review through the Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations…
To celebrate our 150th Anniversary, the Archive will release a document in each edition of the Sandpiper that may appeal to our readers.
An innovative home in Wangaratta gives young locals with disability an opportunity to learn life skills to launch to a life of independence.
Thursday, 11 April 2024 12:47

Get to know Jobelle Collier, SMPC Member

St Brendan’s Shepparton parishioner, Jobelle Collier, brings her perspective as a young mother and migrant to the Sandhurst Mission and Pastoral Council (SMPC). Jobelle is…
The Knights of the Southern Cross’ annual Barney’s Picnic has raised $1000 to be put towards the cost of the Sandhurst Diocese’s 150th Anniversary Processional…
The Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst has submitted plans to rejuvenate the church-owned land adjacent to Sacred Heart Cathedral at the corner of High Street and…
Wednesday, 27 March 2024 16:52

Bishop's Shane's Homily Chrism Mass 2024

Bishop Shane spoke of the 150 years since the Dicoese was established, recognising that mission remains constant. 
... may the generations of faithful Christians who have gone before us encourage and inspire us ... us to make Jesus’ giving of himself the pattern…
Thursday, 21 March 2024 22:09

Serrans visit the Seminary

On Sunday 10 March, members of Victorian Serra Clubs were warmly welcomed to Corpus Christi College, Carlton for a day of prayer and hospitality. 
Sandhurst Deanery consultations are keeping ‘Synodal Dynamism’ alive with Synod consultation meetings.
“Each year, when we celebrate International Women’s Day, we are reminded of the ongoing need to take stock of how we are enabling the dignity…
Friday, 08 March 2024 13:40

Student Leaders Shine

It seems the future is in very good hands as the young people in our schools remind us that they are not just the leaders…
Palm Cross making workshops at St Brendan's craft community and weave hearts together. 
RCIA Elect, Bailey Tramm’s seven-year venture into Catholicism has brought him out of a life masked by virtual reality and into a life guiding and…
Friday, 08 March 2024 12:55

SMPC Meeting Report February 2024

The Sandhurst Mission and Pastoral Council (SMPC) gathered in Shepparton on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 February for their first meeting of 2024.
Bishop Crane, the first Bishop of Sandhurst's Pastoral of 1882 still provides an interesting contrast to the way we think of Lent today.
Friday, 23 February 2024 01:20

Rite of Election 2024

This year, nine Catechumens and seven Candidates from six parishes of the Diocese gathered with their sponsors at Sacred Heart Cathedral for the Rite of…
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