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Stronger Rally - Wodonga August 17th 2018

rally Wodonga Aug 2018 125pxWe're having a Stronger Rally at the Sacred Heart Church, Beechworth Road Wodonga on August 17 (6pm-9pm). It will be a night of praise and worship, live music, adoration, games and fellowship with other young Catholics.

 

 

Mons Jeffrey honoured

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More than 70 School Board Chairpersons, Principals and Catholic Education Office staff from across the Sandhurst Diocese gathered in Shepparton recently for the annual school board dinner.

St Francis of Assisi inspires Buddhists at Peace Park

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A statue of Saint Francis of Assisi has been placed in a Buddhist ‘Peace Park’ as an inspirational symbol of peace.  

White Hills marks 100 years

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxHoly Rosary Primary School,  White Hills, came together to celebrate the school’s centenary on May 5-6.  

Volunteers trained to visit

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxOver three Saturdays in February and March, 16 people undertook training to equip them as authorised volunteer visitors to parishioners in their homes, aged-care residences, or hospitals. Some participants have served, for many years, as Extra-ordinary Ministers of Communion for the sick. 

Seminarians enjoy an Aussie Rules induction

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxSeminarians have enjoyed a trip to the footy at MCG, and an introduction to some 'Aussie slang' writes seminarian Jackson Saunders  . 

Plenary Council 2020 preparation begins in Sandhurst

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxBishop of Sandhurst Leslie Tomlinson reads the Plenary Council Prayer at the Sacred Heart Cathedral on Pentecost Sunday in preparation for the Plenary Council in 2020.

Stronger Rally in Mooroopna cancelled

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxDear young people,
It is with regret that we have had to cancel the upcoming Stronger Rally in Mooroopna on Friday, May 25 due to unforeseen circumstances.

Easter at the top of the diocese

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxSeminarian Jackson Saunders enjoys Easter in the diocese's largest parish, Wodonga. 

Serra club supports seminarians

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxThe Bendigo Serra Club hosted a special brunch with Bishop Les Tomlinson and friends in support of the Sandhurst seminarians last month.

Celebrating 70 years as a Brother

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxBrother Jim Ward recently celebrated his 70th anniversary of being a Christian Brother, with family and friends in Moyhu.

A ‘ripper’ start to seminary studies

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxSandhurst seminarian Jackson Saunders has introduced an ‘Aussie Slang of the Week’ segment, which takes place each Monday night before dinner at Corpus Christi College.

Easter to Pentecost resources, 2018

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxHere you can download the Easter to Pentecost resources for the 2018 year compiled by Lyn Breen, Adult Faith Coordinator

Fr Jake Mudge begins role at Corpus Christi College

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxTHE country spirit never left Fr Jake Mudge in the eternal city of Rome. 
Fr Jake is now back in Australia working with students for the priesthood at Corpus Christi College in Melbourne after almost four-and-a-half years studying theology in Italy. 

Pro-lifers take steps to help protect the unborn

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxA GROUP of young people from across Australia recently travelled more than 2000 kilometres in a month to promote the dignity of life.
Crossroads Australia is a Catholic youth movement which takes part in an annual pro-life walk.

Catherine McAuley College launches in 2018

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxAlmost 2000 people joined to celebrate Catherine McAuley College’s first Opening Mass as it begins 2018 with a new name and identity.

Lent 2018 Resources

sandhurst diocese coat of arms 125pxHere you can download the Lenten Leaflets for the 2018 year adapted by Lyn Breen, Adult Faith Coordinator

Days of Fasting and Reparation February 14-17

DaysofFastingReparation 125The Australian Catholic bishops have proclaimed the days from Ash Wednesday until the following Saturday (February 14-17) Days of Fasting and Reparation in sorrow for child sexual abuse and the healing of victims.

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.

Vale: Father Francis (Frank) Jones

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Reverend Francis Vincent PE

On Saturday, 10th June 2017, at Shepparton, aged 79, in the 55th year of his Priesthood.

Response to the Voluntary Assisted Dying Framework Discussion Paper

pdf The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne has responded to the Victorian Government's proposal to introduce legislation enabling assisted suicide.

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.

Sale of Feathertop Chalet to Chabad Youth - Media release 5th December, 2016

sandhursr diocese coat of arms 125pxThe Diocese of Sandhurst today announced that it plans to sell Feathertop Chalet to Chabad Youth in order to concentrate on its core ministries across the Diocese. For over 26 years Feathertop has provided learning and development opportunities for schools and retreat based accommodation for individuals and family groups.

Sacred Heart Cathedral Choir Scholarships 2017

bendigo sacred heart cathedral 125pxThere are more scholarships available for 2017. Each scholarship is worth $1,200.00. They are open to Catholic students in Catholic Secondary & Primary schools in the region.

Sandhurst Diocese wins Community Heritage Grant - Media release 1st November 2016

pdf CDOS COA Media 125pxThe Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst has been awarded a $5,515.00 federal Community Heritage Grant to fund the Digitisation of Historical Parish Sacramental Registers.

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