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News

Monday, 25 September 2023 16:40

Synod a “safe space” for Participants

"In October, I will be one of 15 Australians and hundreds of people from around the world gathering in Rome for the first assembly of…
Australia’s Catholic bishops say the issues surrounding the proposed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice “are not just political”, but are also “moral and ethical”,…
Sandhurst's Ruth Lawlor is to co-chair the newly formed Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Network. The ACYMN aims to foster and support leaders in the Catholic…
On 14 September Bishop Shane led a virtual conversation Synod on Synodality – Room for Everyone in Our Church hosted by Garrett Publishing with the Australian…
Early next month, Bishop Shane will travel to Rome in preparation for the first Session of the XVI Synod of Bishops. Bishop Shane is participating…
Changing Places toilet facilities allow people with high support needs to participate in all elements of community life, without having to limit their time out…
The following article was published in The Advocate in 1952. Quoting the late Bishop Patrick Francis Lyons who spoke at the opening of a church-kindergarten…
As we focus on Migrants and Refugees this weekend, let’s not forget to pray for those in our midst who pray for us. Of the…
Wednesday, 20 September 2023 20:59

Bishop Shane’s Indian Odyssey

In August this year, Bishop Shane spent ten “fascinating and eye-opening” days in India, where he visited the families of Sandhurst priests, Fr Vijay Bandanadam…
Wednesday, 20 September 2023 00:57

The Voice referendum is still on a knife’s edge

Research released last week (13 September) by National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholic Council (NATSICC), has found that the Voice referendum sits on a…
Wednesday, 20 September 2023 00:46

A Frozen Wonderland at St Liborius

There was excitement at St Liborius' in Eaglehawk recently, as students took to the stage for the all-school production of the Disney classic, “Frozen”.
St Joseph's Primary School in Quarry Hill presented the much-loved Disney classic, "The Lion King Jr" at the Capital Theatre in Bendigo during Term Three.
Wednesday, 20 September 2023 00:35

Ms Kate Fogarty new Executive Director of CESL

Catholic Education Sandhurst Ltd welcomes Ms Kate Fogarty to the role of Executive Director of Catholic Education Sandhurst commencing January 2024.
Wednesday, 20 September 2023 00:26

Get to know Christine Sebire

Christine Sebire is a Member of the Sandhurst Mission and Pastoral Council (SMPC) and is one of three lay people (and the only woman) appointed…
In November, two priests of the Rogationist Fathers of the Heart of Jesus will establish a community at St Mel’s Parish, Shepparton South and will…
Tuesday, 19 September 2023 23:46

A Memorable Journey through India

Fr Vijay Bandanadam accompanied Bishop Shane throughout his pastoral visits in India and wrote a delightful daily account of this journey of a lifetime. 
Council Chair, Gabrielle Downie chaired the third meeting of the SMPC which focused on strategic direction for the Diocese and formation for Council members to…
Sandhurst Priest, Fr Stephen Thomas Bohan, will be remembered as a man of deep religious faith and deep convictions; an exceptional leader who “went the…
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