Sacramental Program

Sacramental Program

Sacraments of Initiation and Reconciliation, for Children. Parents/Guardians you are invited to present your child/ren for the Parish Sacramental Program  when you feel that your child is ready.  This readiness is usually around the age a child is in Grade 3. The Sacraments of Initiation – Confirmation and Eucharist are preceded by the preparation for and celebration of, the Sacrament of Reconciliation. When you presented your child for the...

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150th Year Celebrations a Success

150th Year Celebrations a Success

St Mary’s Hamilton Celebrating 150 Years and Beyond St Mary’s recent 150th celebrations in Hamilton gathered past and present parishioners to significant weekend events, highlighting a community spirit that lives on in the parish faithful. Visitors were firstly invited to view a thoroughly researched and beautiful display of parish history, presented by two dedicated members of our church.  History tours of significant gravesites at...

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Celebrating 150 years of St Mary’s Parish Life

Celebrating 150 years of St Mary’s Parish Life

On the weekend of 13 and 14 August St Mary’s parishioners will celebrate a milestone in Hamilton’s Church history. In 1866 construction of the first section of the current Gothic Style Church building took place, making way for a special Anniversary on the same weekend 150 years on. The itinerary includes a Parish dinner, Commemorative mass and luncheon, History tour & displays. The weekend has attracted great interest, including from...

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Youth Group- Trip to the Cinema

Youth Group- Trip to the Cinema

Youth Group- Trip to the Cinema When: Saturday 12th September 6pm-9.15pm. Where: Hamilton Cinema and then the Dunworth Centre. We will be seeing Fantastic Four. Please bring money for  your movie ticket and snacks. Please arrive at least 20 minutes before the movie. After the movie has finished, we will walk to the Dunworth Centre for some ice cream and prayers. Pick up will be at 9.15pm from the Dunworth Centre. RSVP: Charlotte Stanhope to...

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Liturgy of Lament

Liturgy of Lament

Liturgy of Lament With the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, already well underway in Ballarat, you are invited to join in prayer with a Liturgy of Lament, to be held on Saturday 30th May and Sunday 31st May. Liturgies of Lament were established practice among the People of Israel long before the time of Jesus. They are primarily an outpouring of community grief on the occasion of some overwhelming calamity,...

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Royal Commission – Francis Sullivan Truth justice and Healing Council

Royal Commission – Francis Sullivan Truth justice and Healing Council

TJHC Blog To keep you informed of meetings, activities and developments related to the Royal Commission regular updates will be posted here by the staff and members of the Truth, Justice and Healing Council Taking the Church to Court Francis Sullivan May 21, 2015 Over the past week there has been much media coverage and discussion about the ‘Ellis defence’ and whether dioceses and congregations are still using or threatening it to force...

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The Outback Pilgrim

The Outback Pilgrim

The Outback Pilgrim Fr Paddy Mugavin is travelling through the Australian outback for the next few months.  You can follow his progress via the link...

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Which way the wind is blowing? – Archbishop Mark Coleridge

Which way the wind is blowing? – Archbishop Mark Coleridge

Archbishop Mark Coleridge Mark Coleridge is very skilled in discerning which way the wind is blowing in the hierarchical church, and adapts his attitudes accordingly. With Pope Francis, the official church wind is blowing very satisfactorily –something like the time of the Second Vatican Council. It is for us to appreciate these favourable conditions and with this Spirit of Jesus Christ, to participate in the vitality of those who are...

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2015 Synod on the Family

2015 Synod on the Family

Questions in preparation for the 2015 Synod on the Family 1. Does the final Synod Document offer an adequate account of marriage and the family or does more need to be said? 2. What is being done to help families cope in the midst of great social changes? What more could be done, especially in helping them to understand those changes? 3. What is being done to ensure that governments support marriage and the family in every way possible? What...

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Rebuilt Parish

Rebuilt Parish

In September of 2014, four members of St Mary’s Parish, along with 500 others from around Australia attended the Proclaim conference in Sydney.  The keynote speakers at the conference were the authors of the book  “The Story of a Catholic Parish – Rebuilt”, Fr Michael White and his pastoral assistant Tom Corcoran.  Together with 42 other members of the Ballarat   Diocese we are now spreading the word about the...

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www.youngcatholicmums.com

www.youngcatholicmums.com The aim of this website is to bring together Catholic Mums of Australia with young families.  We aim to create a support system for each other.  To share our knowledge and our personal experience.  To make friendships with like-minded people. To create a space where you can find information that is in tune with the morals you live by.  Most of all to help each of us grow into the best mothers, best wives, best...

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