Western Parishes Proposal

Western Parishes Proposal

You will find below the discussion documents regarding the proposal for; Combining the Communities of Apsley, Balmoral, Casterton, Coleraine, Dunkeld, Edenhope, Glenthompson, Goroke, Hamilton, Harrow, Macarthur, Penshurst and Tarrayoukyan into one Regional Parish.  (with a new name, e.g. Parish of Mary MacKillop) Download (PDF, Unknown) Download (PDF,...

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Cardinal Pell to Face Trial by Fr John McKinnon

Cardinal Pell to Face Trial by Fr John McKinnon

Cardinal Pell to Face Trial by Fr John McKinnon We learnt during the week that Cardinal Pell will face trial for a number of alleged “Historical Cases” of Sexual Abuse of Minors. For many of us Catholics, perhaps especially in this diocese of Ballarat, we feel an inevitable emotional involvement in the case. It challenges so much of what we have previously taken for granted. Reactions It is hard not to take sides spontaneously. This seems to be...

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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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