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News

On 17 January 1882 Bishop Martin Crane, the first Bishop of Sandhurst, (by the Grace of God and favour of the Apostolic See), penned a…
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…
Thursday, 22 February 2024 22:58

Bipeds Win Crowd at Marong Cup

Five-year-old gelding Station One lived up to its name last Saturday, winning the Marong Cup at the Bendigo Apiam Racecourse on a day that epitomises…
Thursday, 22 February 2024 22:21

Closing the Gap Report A Wake-up Call

Bishops Commission for Relations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders is encouraging Australian Catholics to reflect upon the implications of last week’s Productivity Commission Report…
CatholicCare Victoria’s Season for Growth Program is designed to help anyone who has experienced significant change such as loss, death, family breakdown, or other change…
Caritas Australia’s Project Compassion 2024 was launched around the Diocese on Shrove Tuesday.
Commons Commonality Common Good was the theme of the national Catholic social services conference held in Melbourne, from 21 to 23 February.
Tuesday, 13 February 2024 13:10

Lenten Leaflets 2024

Every year, the Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst publishes a series of prayer and reflection guides for each week of lent.
Saturday, 10 February 2024 17:50

32nd World Day of the Sick

In his Message for the World Day of the Sick, Pope Francis draws wisdom from the Old Testament Book of Genesis, focusing on our human…
Saturday, 10 February 2024 16:13

Project Compassion 'For All Future Generations'

You are invited to join Bishop Shane, parishioners, and students from Catholic Schools for pancakes at the Diocesan Launch of Project Compassion at Hargreaves Mall…
Friday, 09 February 2024 15:12

New Podcast explores the Power of Prayer

In a year that has been dedicated to prayer by Pope Francis, Majellan Media has launched a new podcast series titled Prayer is Life featuring…
Friday, 09 February 2024 14:31

Priests’ Retirement Foundation Update

The Annual Conference of the Priests Retirement Foundation of the Diocese of Sandhurst was held in Tatura in November last year. Monsignor Frank Marriot shares…
Friday, 09 February 2024 14:11

Bendigo Knights Welcome State Chair

The Knights of the Southern Cross Bendigo Branch had much to celebrate at the end of last year, their efforts in faith and fraternity action…
Friday, 09 February 2024 14:04

60 Years of Knighthood

Michael Hanrahan, reflects on 60 years as a Knight of the Southern Cross. “Membership with the Knights provided opportunities to participate in projects valuable to…
To mark the 150th anniversary of the Diocese, master joiner Martin Coman has created an exquisite processional cross which embodies the origins of the Diocese.…
In January, Bishop Shane spent time in the Philippines where he was warmly welcomed by the families and home-parishes of Sandhurst’s Filipino priests, met with…
The Chrism Mass will be celebrated on Holy Tuesday (26 March 2024) just four days shy of the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of Sandhurst's…
Thursday, 01 February 2024 16:27

150th Anniversary Pilgrimage

Join us on Palm Sunday for a symbolic pilgrimage to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Diocese.
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