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The L’Arche Bendigo Community celebrated their tenth anniversary at a fundraising lunch at St Kilian’s Hall on Sunday 14 April 2024.
  In St Mary’s Church, Avenel there is a heritage-listed, stained-glass window with imagery of St Martin of Tours, a patron saint of France.
The Diocese of Sandhurst is offering scholarships for studies in Theology and spiritual leadership in Semester II, 2024. The initiative aims to support the mission…
Caritas Australia thanks schools and parishes for another successful Project Compassion.
Grade 6 Sudents fromSt Kilian’s Primary School  travelled to the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne to participate in Legacy's 92nd ANZAC Commemoration Ceremony for Students…
After almost 132 years as the heart of the Catholic community in Avenel, St Mary’s Church has closed due to declining congregation numbers and increasingly…
The story of the church building including its unique architectural and devotional trimmings is one that should be read in context with the story of…
Dr Donna Bailey provides pages of the Inglewood Baptism Registry 1881 for you to peruse. Maybe you have a descendant whose baptism was on these…
Dr Donna Bailey, Diocesan Archivist shares the tragic story of a young Irish priest who served in the Inglewood Mission for a short time in…
Friday, 26 April 2024 09:27

Liturgical Ministry Seminars May 2024

Liturgical Ministry Formation is Key to Full, Conscious and Active Participation of All at Worship.
Fr Rob Galea is reaching out to young people in places where they are, and for Generation Alpha, that’s the Metaverse.
The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has lodged a submission to the Fair Work Commission’s annual wage review through the Australian Catholic Council for Employment Relations…
To celebrate our 150th Anniversary, the Archive will release a document in each edition of the Sandpiper that may appeal to our readers.
An innovative home in Wangaratta gives young locals with disability an opportunity to learn life skills to launch to a life of independence.
Thursday, 11 April 2024 12:47

Get to know Jobelle Collier, SMPC Member

St Brendan’s Shepparton parishioner, Jobelle Collier, brings her perspective as a young mother and migrant to the Sandhurst Mission and Pastoral Council (SMPC). Jobelle is…
The Knights of the Southern Cross’ annual Barney’s Picnic has raised $1000 to be put towards the cost of the Sandhurst Diocese’s 150th Anniversary Processional…
The Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst has submitted plans to rejuvenate the church-owned land adjacent to Sacred Heart Cathedral at the corner of High Street and…
Wednesday, 27 March 2024 16:52

Bishop's Shane's Homily Chrism Mass 2024

Bishop Shane spoke of the 150 years since the Dicoese was established, recognising that mission remains constant. 
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