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Advent Resources for 2018

plenary council 125pxLyn 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.  Click the link below to view the resources.

Sandhurst Diocese Pilgrimage 2019 to the Holy Land

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18th September – 2nd / 4th October 2019 with Fr Novelito Lim (Parish Priest Kerang) & Ms Kerrie Hill (RE Leader, St Joseph’s PS Chiltern).

‘Love in Marriage' prayerbook launched

love in marriage cover 125pxThe Sandhurst Diocese has produced a booklet is a book of prayers based on paragraphs in Pope Francis’ ‘The Joy of Love’ (or Amoris Laetitia, 2016), in which he offers wisdom and guidance for families, engaged and married couples, and the communities and individuals who may walk beside them. In this little book, the Pope’s words are arranged as prayers, for couples, families and communities, to pray for themselves and others..

‘Love in the Family' prayerbook launched

love in the family cover 125pxThe Sandhurst Diocese has produced a prayerbook based on paragraphs of Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation on love in the family, 'The Joy of Love' Amoris Laetita, 2016.

The booklet is a book of prayers based on paragraphs in Pope Francis’ ‘The Joy of Love’ (or Amoris Laetitia, 2016), in which he offers wisdom and guidance for families, engaged and married couples, and the communities and individuals who may walk beside them. In this little book, the Pope’s words are arranged as prayers, for couples, families and communities, to pray for themselves and others..

‘Youth Pathways 2019’ has arrived

youth pathways cover 125pxThe latest edition of ‘Youth Pathways 2019’ has arrived in schools and parishes across the Sandhurst Diocese.

The booklet produced in partnership by Sandhurst Youth Ministry and Adult Faith Education Sandhurst outlines opportunities to assist young people on their faith journey.

St Lib’s teachers take RCIA journey

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Earlier in the year, the St Liborius’ RCIA Team was approached by one of the staff at the parrish school, asking: “There are six of us who want to become Catholics. What do we do?” . 

Nathan joins the diaconate

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Nathan Verallo was ordained to the diaconate for the Sandhurst Diocese in the Philippines on Sunday, September 23. 

Ordination to the Priesthood - Reverend Dean Bongat

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Ordination to the Priesthood
Reverend Dean Bongat

"It is my great pleasure to welcome you all as we come to celebrate this special day in the life of Dean Bongat to be ordained to the Priesthood. Dean has chosen our readings for Mass today, as these words from the Scriptures have special significance for him, as he accepts his calling from God to the Priesthood." - Bishop Leslie Tomlinson

St Joseph's Church Undera closes after 139 years

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More than 200 people joined for the final Mass at St Joseph's Undera, as it closed after 139 years.

Parish energy at Wodonga

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Seminarian Adi Indra reflects on his time spent at the Wodonga Parish earlier this year.

Witnessing a new era

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“Barrack for Gospel joy and not just your footy team.”
These words from Archbishop Peter Comensoli stood out for me in his homily at his installation Mass as the ninth Archbishop of Melbourne.

St Liborius Church Eaglehawk 150th year anniversary

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The 150th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of St Liborius’ church was celebrated at Eaglehawk on Sunday, July 29, with Mass concelebrated by Bishop Les Tomlinson, Fr Antony Joseph, Fr Dennis Crameri, Fr Jake Mudge, Fr Junjun Amaya and Fr Nick Lucas OFM. Seminarians Jackson Saunders, Adi Indra and Adonis Pena were also present.

Mons Jeffrey honoured

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More than 70 School Board Chairpersons, Principals and Catholic Education Office staff from across the Sandhurst Diocese gathered in Shepparton recently for the annual school board dinner.

St Francis of Assisi inspires Buddhists at Peace Park

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A statue of Saint Francis of Assisi has been placed in a Buddhist ‘Peace Park’ as an inspirational symbol of peace.  

White Hills marks 100 years

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxHoly Rosary Primary School,  White Hills, came together to celebrate the school’s centenary on May 5-6.  

Volunteers trained to visit

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxOver three Saturdays in February and March, 16 people undertook training to equip them as authorised volunteer visitors to parishioners in their homes, aged-care residences, or hospitals. Some participants have served, for many years, as Extra-ordinary Ministers of Communion for the sick. 

Seminarians enjoy an Aussie Rules induction

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxSeminarians have enjoyed a trip to the footy at MCG, and an introduction to some 'Aussie slang' writes seminarian Jackson Saunders  . 

Plenary Council 2020 preparation begins in Sandhurst

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxBishop of Sandhurst Leslie Tomlinson reads the Plenary Council Prayer at the Sacred Heart Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday in preparation for the Plenary Council in 2020.

Stronger Rally in Mooroopna cancelled

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxDear young people,
It is with regret that we have had to cancel the upcoming Stronger Rally in Mooroopna on Friday, May 25 due to unforeseen circumstances.

Easter at the top of the diocese

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxSeminarian Jackson Saunders enjoys Easter in the diocese's largest parish, Wodonga. 

Serra club supports seminarians

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxThe Bendigo Serra Club hosted a special brunch with Bishop Les Tomlinson and friends in support of the Sandhurst seminarians last month.

Celebrating 70 years as a Brother

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxBrother Jim Ward recently celebrated his 70th anniversary of being a Christian Brother, with family and friends in Moyhu.

A ‘ripper’ start to seminary studies

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxSandhurst seminarian Jackson Saunders has introduced an ‘Aussie Slang of the Week’ segment, which takes place each Monday night before dinner at Corpus Christi College.

Easter to Pentecost resources, 2018

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxHere you can download the Easter to Pentecost resources for the 2018 year compiled by Lyn Breen, Adult Faith Coordinator

Fr Jake Mudge begins role at Corpus Christi College

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxTHE country spirit never left Fr Jake Mudge in the eternal city of Rome. 
Fr Jake is now back in Australia working with students for the priesthood at Corpus Christi College in Melbourne after almost four-and-a-half years studying theology in Italy. 

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