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News

Plenary Council president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has encouraged Council Members to continue relying upon the Holy Spirit as they move into the future. Archbishop…
The nine-month celebration phase of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia ended on Saturday, with Council Members standing and applauding as president Archbishop Timothy Costelloe…
At the Council’s opening session on Monday 4 July, the Members of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia were invited to carry “a deep consciousness…
The Members of the Fifth Plenary Council of Australia were urged to “cling to the cross” and “ask the Holy Spirit to help us” as…
As the Government begins drafting terms of reference for a Robodebt Royal Commission, a key outcome must be that the poor and vulnerable are never…
The decision today by the Fair Work Commission to increase the National Minimum Wage (NMW) by 5.2 per cent is welcome but workers on low…
Wednesday, 22 June 2022 19:43

World Meeting of Families 22-26 June 2022

Families will be placed at the centre of pastoral attention as the tenth World Meeting of Families (WMOF) takes place in Rome this week. With…
Wednesday, 22 June 2022 19:39

Mr and Mrs Baldwin 65 Years of Marriage

On 15 June 1957, Julie Heaphy and Darrel Baldwin were married in St Malachy’s Church, Nagambie by Father George Shanahan. Last Sunday on 19 June,…
The Grotto of the Crucifixion on the grounds of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Bendigo is sparkling with new life thanks to Knights Eddie Davies, Kevin Egan, Kevin…
For most of the young pupils at St Peter's Primary School, this year's 50th anniversary is hard to fathom, but for others it runs in…
Wednesday, 22 June 2022 18:49

Bishop Joe Grech Youth Scholarship 2022

By Jenni Kennedy  For the first time in three years recipients of the Bishop Joe Grech Scholarship were able to receive their award in person.…
Wednesday, 22 June 2022 18:41

Finding Peace in Ballarat

A Mercy Works story for Refugee Week  When Peace Aziawor, 19, arrived in Ballarat from Togo, West Africa in 2011, she was scared, painfully shy…
Thursday, 09 June 2022 10:34

MND Global Awareness Week 19-25 June

By Mary Pianta Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a term used to describe a group of diseases for which there is no cure. They affect…
Wednesday, 08 June 2022 23:07

Reconciliation Mass for Healing and Justice

The St Augustine's community in Kyabram came together on National Sorry Day to remember the Stolen Generations and commit to working for healing and justice.…
The Priests Retirement Foundation of the Diocese of Sandhurst (PRF)  has been operating for 21 years and has supported many Sandhurst priests throughout their retirement. …
Wednesday, 08 June 2022 20:13

Sr Clare Awarded Honorary Doctorate

Good Samaritan Sister, Clare Condon has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Australian Catholic University in recognition of her contribution to social justice and to…
Catholic Health Australia has joined the many organisations across Australia in supporting the Uluru Statement from the Heart, as part of National Reconciliation Week 2022.…
Wednesday, 08 June 2022 20:01

Graduate Teachers Gather at Conference 2022

Forty Sandhurst Graduate Teachers gathered together for the first time on the banks of the Murray River in Moama for the 2022 Graduate Teachers’ Conference.…
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