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News

Saturday, 25 March 2023 16:26

Be A Good Egg This Easter

As Pope Francis reminds us, any purchase is a political act and perhaps none more so than when we buy chocolate eggs to celebrate Easter.…
Rural Australians for Refugees Bendigo Branch reports that the two Hazara Afghani refugee families sponsored by their CRISP (Community Refugee Integration Support Pilot) Team are…
Friday, 24 March 2023 12:27

The Deer's Cry, A Lorica of St Patrick

Although there is no way of knowing for sure, this well-known Prayer is attributed to St Patrick, who is said to have written it in…
Friday, 24 March 2023 12:03

A Josephite Presence in Our Diocese

When Sr Nellie Versluys left Rushworth for Melbourne in February this year, she became the last Josephite Sister in Sandhurst – at least for a…
Thursday, 23 March 2023 20:23

All encouraged to attend Chrism Mass

11.00 a.m. Tuesday 4 April at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo  This beautiful solemn Mass is a celebration of our entire Sandhurst Community.  It gathers priests,…
A part-time Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) will be conducted in Bendigo in Semester II 2023.  This highly recognised program of supervised education for…
Thursday, 23 March 2023 20:11

Record Numbers attending Catholic Schools

New Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data reveals a record number of students attending Catholic schools and support for faith-based education. Catholic schools today are…
The Australian Catholic Bishops have launched a new document to highlight Christianity’s unique relationship with Judaism and to celebrate the positive relationship the two faiths…
Bishop Michael Kennedy officially committed to his role as the Ninth Bishop of Maitland-Newcastle on St Patrick’s Day at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Hamilton in Newcastle. …
Thursday, 23 March 2023 19:20

Not a Stereotype

Eaglehawk parishioner, Kobi Paine, sheds some light on why the world still needs World Autism Awareness Day. “Every day, autistic people battle with a stereotype;…
Director of Mission and Pastoral Life, Dr Chris Cotter, reflects on the “deep awareness of identity and purpose” of two prophetic Christian leaders; Pope Francis,…
Wednesday, 08 March 2023 12:28

Online Follow Up for Local Action

On Thursday 2 March two online follow-up meetings were held to provide opportunities for participants at the Diocesan Assembly to share updates on their local…
Wednesday, 08 March 2023 10:01

2023 Sandhurst Calendar

The 2023 Sandhurst Calendar includes key diocesan events. It can be downloaded as a pdf. 
A group of newly ordained priests from the Sandhurst, Ballarat and Sale Diocese's are gathering for an in-service with the topic, 'Reflections on Lived Experience…
The Central Victorian Irish Association and City of Greater Bendigo Library will help to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with a 'Golden Hour of Irish Music,…
Not many priests can say they’ve concelebrated Mass at a Cathedral while a Mass setting they have composed is debuting. This, however, is the lived…
St Joseph’s Benalla and St Mary’s Mooroopna have been identified by the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) as high-performing schools. Chief Executive Officer…
Bishop Shane has appointed Fr Jackson Saunders as Chaplain for the Sandhurst Pilgrimage to World Youth Day (WYD) in Portugal.   Fr Jackson says that as…
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