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Pathways for Families

Pathways families 2020 cover 125pxThe Sandhurst Diocese ‘Pathways for Families’ online resource contains a wide variety of live links to information, networks and resources to enrich, interest and support families in their continuing journeys in Faith, Prayer, Spirituality, connections to families and wider community, and much more.

Advent Leaflets 2019

Advent 2019 125pxLyn Breen, the Adult Faith Education officer of the Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst has produced a new series of Advent resources to use within Parishes during the Advent season.  Click the link below to view the resources.

National Prayer Campaign for Drought

CCA prayer for rain 125pxThe Catholic Church in Australia is dedicating the month of November 2019 as a time to pray for those affected by crippling drought conditions and to pray for the gift of rain.

Shane Mackinlay ordained eighth Bishop of Sandhurst

sandhursr diocese coat of arms 125pxBishop Shane Mackinlay, the eighth Bishop of Sandhurst, was ordained to the episcopacy in Bendigo’s Sacred Heart Cathedral on Wednesday 16 October.

Youth Ministry Worker, Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst

sandhursr diocese coat of arms 125pxYouth Ministry Worker – Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst

Applications are invited from people of varying ages and experience for this casual position with the Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst – Bendigo.

Statement from the ACBC on Cardinal Pell's appeal judgment

Today the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference released a statement on the outcome of Cardinal Pell's appeal in the Victorian Court of Appeal.

Please read the ACBC's statement here.

Letter from the Most Rev Leslie Tomlinson, Bishop of Sandhurst

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With joy and thanksgiving, I write to inform you that His Holiness, Pope Francis has appointed Very Reverend Associate Professor Shane Mackinlay as the eighth Bishop of Sandhurst. This appointment follows Pope Francis’ acceptance of my resignation as Bishop of Sandhurst, having attained the retirement age. This appointment was announced at 12:00 noon, Roman time (8:00pm this evening local time), 23rd July, 2019.

WHEEL OF PRAYER’ DAY PROGRAM

wheel of prayer 125pxTHE SANDHURST ‘WHEEL OF PRAYER’ DAY PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE!
August 3, 2019, 10.00 am – 3.30 pm Mons Peter Jeffery Parish Centre (behind St Brendan’s Church) Shepparton (No Cost. Lunch provided)

Pathways for Seniors 2019

pathways seniors 2019 cover 125pxWe hope you enjoy exploring Pathways for Seniors 2019-2020 online via computer, smart ‘phone or tablet!

Implementing the Bishop's Social Justice Statement

place home 125pxA Place to Call Home - Parish Housing Forum
Implementing the Bishops' Social Justice Statement

Venue: St Brendan's Parish Centre
Knight Street Shepparton
Date: Saturday 6 July 10.30am - 2.30pm

Saints and sinners in Tudors to Windsors

S&S 3 125pxSimon’s ancestor, Margaret Pole, was killed for her fidelity to the Catholic faith, after serving as Catherine of Aragon’s Lady-in-Waiting and tutor to the young Princess and future Queen, Mary Tudor.

Lent 2019

Lent cover 1 125pxLENT 2019 Leaflets for prayer and reflection for individuals and groups.

Free to download from Adult Faith Education Sandhurst.

Statement from Bishop Leslie Tomlinson - Response to the conviction of Cardinal Pell - Media Release 25th February, 2019

sandhursr diocese coat of arms 125pxBishop Les Tomlinson's Media Release statement re Response to the conviction of Cardinal Pell

Sandhurst Diocese Pilgrimage 2019 to the Holy Land

pilgramage 2019 125px‘Journey of Christ’ Sandhurst Diocese Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, optional Petra, Jordan extension.

18th September – 2nd / 4th October 2019 with Fr Novelito Lim (Parish Priest Kerang) & Ms Kerrie Hill (RE Leader, St Joseph’s PS Chiltern).

‘Love in Marriage' prayerbook launched

love in marriage cover 125pxThe Sandhurst Diocese has produced a booklet is a book of prayers based on paragraphs in Pope Francis’ ‘The Joy of Love’ (or Amoris Laetitia, 2016), in which he offers wisdom and guidance for families, engaged and married couples, and the communities and individuals who may walk beside them. In this little book, the Pope’s words are arranged as prayers, for couples, families and communities, to pray for themselves and others..

‘Love in the Family' prayerbook launched

love in the family cover 125pxThe Sandhurst Diocese has produced a prayerbook based on paragraphs of Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation on love in the family, 'The Joy of Love' Amoris Laetita, 2016.

The booklet is a book of prayers based on paragraphs in Pope Francis’ ‘The Joy of Love’ (or Amoris Laetitia, 2016), in which he offers wisdom and guidance for families, engaged and married couples, and the communities and individuals who may walk beside them. In this little book, the Pope’s words are arranged as prayers, for couples, families and communities, to pray for themselves and others..

‘Youth Pathways 2019’ has arrived

youth pathways cover 125pxThe latest edition of ‘Youth Pathways 2019’ has arrived in schools and parishes across the Sandhurst Diocese.

The booklet produced in partnership by Sandhurst Youth Ministry and Adult Faith Education Sandhurst outlines opportunities to assist young people on their faith journey.

Teachers from St Liborius Primary School take RCIA journey

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Earlier in the year, the St Liborius’ RCIA Team was approached by one of the staff at the parish school, asking: “There are six of us who want to become Catholics. What do we do?” . 

Ordination to the Priesthood - Reverend Dean Bongat

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Ordination to the Priesthood
Reverend Dean Bongat

"It is my great pleasure to welcome you all as we come to celebrate this special day in the life of Dean Bongat to be ordained to the Priesthood. Dean has chosen our readings for Mass today, as these words from the Scriptures have special significance for him, as he accepts his calling from God to the Priesthood." - Bishop Leslie Tomlinson

St Joseph's Church Undera closes after 139 years

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More than 200 people joined for the final Mass at St Joseph's Undera, as it closed after 139 years.

Parish energy at Wodonga

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Seminarian Adi Indra reflects on his time spent at the Wodonga Parish earlier this year.

Witnessing a new era

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“Barrack for Gospel joy and not just your footy team.”
These words from Archbishop Peter Comensoli stood out for me in his homily at his installation Mass as the ninth Archbishop of Melbourne.

St Liborius Church Eaglehawk 150th year anniversary

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The 150th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of St Liborius’ church was celebrated at Eaglehawk on Sunday, July 29, with Mass concelebrated by Bishop Les Tomlinson, Fr Antony Joseph, Fr Dennis Crameri, Fr Jake Mudge, Fr Junjun Amaya and Fr Nick Lucas OFM. Seminarians Jackson Saunders, Adi Indra and Adonis Pena were also present.

Statement from Bishop Leslie Tomlinson - re Same Sex Marriage - Media release 10th August 2017

sandhursr diocese coat of arms 125pxBishop Les Tomlinson's Media Release statement re Same Sex Marriage.

Statement from Bishop Leslie Tomlinson - Royal Commission - Media release 7th February 2017

sandhursr diocese coat of arms 125pxBishop Les Tomlinson responds to data released by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

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