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News For nothing will be impossible with God. – Luke 1:37 Email your parish or school stories and photos to editor@sandpiper. org.au Deadline for the next edition is the 15th of the month Priests’ retirement foundation meets at Sacred Heart By Monsignor Frank Marriott Chair PRF Diocese of Sandhurst T he Priests’ Retirement Foundation of the Diocese of Sandhurst (PRF) held its Annual Conference on Thursday October 11, at Sacred Heart Parish, Tatura. Under the Australian Tax Office (ATO) Approved Charter for the PRF, the annual conference must be held before November 30 each year. It is like an AGM for many organisations. For us, elections for the committee are held every three years. We received a formal audited state- ment of accounts from our Auditors MGR. We approved the establishment of an Investment subcommittee and an Assessment subcommittee. We discussed forward planning to enable the Foundation to assist the changing circumstances of retired priests, amongst other “bread and but- ter” issues. The PRF was an initiative of the late Monsignor John White after he returned to the Diocese from his ser- vice in the RAAF for the Military Ordinariate. He was surprised to find that preparation for Retirement was almost nonexistent and that priests were reluctant to discuss the issue. After all, in previous genera- tions most priests died with their boots on and living in their Parishes. Incidentally, most died before they were 70! Good medicine and other changes see a number able to retire at 75. Some stay a little longer and we have three priests in their 90s. Under guidelines, priests in Sandhurst can choose the location of their retirement residence and, for years, the Diocese has tried to support SANDPIPER .org.au SUBSCRIBE TODAY! 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Ithasbeenpreparedwithout taking intoaccountyour personal investmentobjectives,financial situationorneeds. It isnot intended tobe,and shouldnotbe construed inanywayas, investment, legalorfinancialadvice. 1300655002|csf.com.au Wehave the faith tocarryourmembers towhere they need tobe for their life-longfinancialpeaceofmind. Industry super fund returningallprofits toourmembers Competitive long term investmentperformance Flexible investmentoptions Superannuationand pensionproducts Financialplanning advice thathas yourbest interest inmind CS379131117 CatholicNewspaperof theSandhurstDiocese since2004 Free Issue155 • April2018 SANDPIPER . org.au ByLeighSymons St.Joseph’sPrimarySchool,Benalla Benalla’s St Joseph’s Primary School joinedmore than 20,000 Aussies in 2018 as the Leukaemia Foundation celebrates the 20th birthday of the iconic World’s GreatestShave campaign. Three courageous students at St Joseph’s–Diaz,HenriettaandZoe– joined more than 1.9 million extraordinary Aussies of all ageswho have helped beat blood cancer over the past two decades bygettingsponsored toshave theirheads. The three courageous girls raised $590 from the kind donations of the St. Joseph’s community on Wednesday, March14. The three girls raised a total of $4790. P7 P6 P5 70 years aBrother Marists to celebrate125 years Festivalflair inHeathcote Shave to save St Joseph’sPrimarySchool,Benalla, studentsDiazMelidonis, HenriettaBradley andZoe Liddington raised $4790. n CS379131117 AuthorisedbyCSFPtyLimited (ABN30006169286;AFSL246664), theTrusteeof theMyLifeMyMoneySuperannuationFund (ABN50237896957).This information isabout theFundand isgeneral informationonly. Ithasbeenpreparedwithout taking intoaccountyour personal investmentobjectives,financial situationorneeds. It isnot intended tobe,and shouldnotbe construed inanywayas, investment, legalorfinancialadvice. 1300655002|csf.com.au Wehave the faith tocarryourmembers towhere they need tobe for their life-longfinancialpeaceofmind. Industry super fund returningallprofits toourmembers Competitive long term investmentperformance Flexible investmentoptions Superannuationand pensionproducts Financialplanning advice thathas yourbest interest inmind CS379131117 CatholicNewspaperof theSandhurstDiocese since2004 Free Issue154 • March2018 SANDPIPER . org.au Inside: HolyRosary nears 100 P9 Pro-life walkers in town P3 Fr Jakeback fromRome P19 CMC LAUNCHES ALMOST 2000 people joined to cel- ebrate CatherineMcAuley College’s firstOpeningMass as it begins 2018 with a newname and identity. Formerly Catholic College Bendigo, in2018 the co-educationalCollegeboasts a new uniform, motto and emblem to better reflect its sole governance by the SistersofMercy. The transition to the school’s new identitywas illustratedatMass during the Year 7 andYear 12 procession, with the Year7sbeginning their journey in thenew CMC uniform side-by-sidewithYear 12s commencing theirfinalyear. Bishop of SandhurstLeslieTomlinson DD led the celebrationwith priests from theSandhurstDiocese. CMC is governed by the Sisters of Mercy of Australia and Papua New Guinea, and has been named after Catherine McAuley, the founder of the Sisters ofMercy in Ireland. The Sisters ofMercy havemore than 140 years of governance of the school and representatives of Mercy Education attended theOpeningMass. TheCollege is locatedacross twocam- puses,Coolock in Junortoun forYears7-9, and the campus forYears 10-12 adopting thename ithad formore than a century,St Mary’s, inBarklyStreet. The College is hosting an open even- ing onMarch 15, from 4-7pm. 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Industry super fund returningallprofits toourmembers Competitive long term investmentperformance Flexible investmentoptions Superannuationand pensionproducts Financialplanning advice thathas yourbest interest inmind CS379131117 CatholicNewspaperof theSandhurstDiocese since2004 Free Issue153 • February2018 SANDPIPER . org.au Inside: Cathedral memories P8&9 Boards thanked P5 A loveof the priesthood P10&11 Top recognition ONE of Sandhurst’s favourite priests, Fr Ted Harte, has been recognised in the 2018 Australia Day Honours List with the award of aMedal of the Order of Australia for service to the Catholic Church in Australia, and to the community. Fr Ted, 84, celebrated 50 years of priesthood in 2016 and served theHolyRosary,WhiteHills, parish for 36 years until his retirement in January2017. Onreceiving theaward,he said he was“verypleasedwith it.” FrTed wasOrdained on July 23, 1966,at the ageof33atShepparton. After first serving at Euroa, Wangaratta and Shepparton, hewas appointed as Parish Priest of Holy Rosary,White Hills, on January 26, 1980. Father Ted was also chaplain at theAnneCaudleCentre andBendigo Healthhospice,andhe isapatronand life member of the Marong Racing Club. FrTedHartehasbeen honouredwith the awardof aMedalof theOrderofAustralia in the 2018AustraliaDayHonours list. e CS379131117 * Interestrate isvariableandsubjecttochangewithoutnotice.MyLifeMyFinance (ABN54087651750AFSLAustralianCreditLicence245606) iscontrolledbyCSFPtyLimited (ABN30006169286;AFSL246664)and isanauthoriseddeposit taking institution regulatedby theAustralianPrudentialRegulationAuthority (APRA). MyLifeMyFinance can raisedepositsandundertake lendingactivities inaccordancewith itsAPRAauthorisationandAustralianSecuritiesand InvestmentsCommission licences. Don’t tieupyourmoney Accessyour savingsatany timewithourOnCall savingsaccount. 9 Nominimumbalance 9 Noaccountkeeping fees 9 Interestpaid yearly on1April 9 Nominimummonthly deposit required 9 Internetbanking 9 Interest calculateddaily 9 Nomonthly withdrawals required 9 FreeBPay 9 FreeEFT Accounttype: OnCall Interestrate: 2.00% p.a. * Applyonlineat mylifemyfinance.com.au/ on-call-savings-account orcall 0396294484 andmention thepromocode: SAND MF03 328 0817 A PROCESSION OF FAITH More than 1000 gather forMarian Festival   Page5 SANDPIPER . org.au CatholicNewspaperof theSandhurstDiocese since2004 Free Issue151 • November2017 Inside: Advent calendar P12&13 Living the L’Arche life P9 Missionaries’ war stories P22 Worshippers atSacredHeart Cathedral for this year’s MarianFestival. PhotobyChrisMcCormack WWW.SANDPIPER.ORG.AU each individual. The PRF seeks to complement the Diocesan support structures. One challenge, alluded to previ- ously, is making an educated estimate of future needs and costs. The Foundation has deductible gift recipient (DGR) endorsement from the ATO which defined terms such as eligible priests for support must be in “necessitous circumstances” and that term is interpreted as those receiving a full aged pension. The Foundation encourages eli- gible priests to attain the pension and ensures that they live in suitable accommodation. Under the Charter the Foundation cannot purchase, lease or rent Real Estate. The Diocese may buy or rent properties for retired priests to reside. This is not cheap. The Foundation then provides the funds to assist rentals that range between $300-400 per week. This year the Foundation was able to con- tribute just on $120,000 from our income stream to help the diocese pay rents and some living expenses for the past two years We derive our income from bequests, donations, gifts and the annual Fathers’ Day collection. We have been blessed with a num- ber of very significant Bequests from very generous Lay People and Priests. This year’s Fathers’ Day collec- tion total figure is incomplete as many Parishes had not sent their returns in before the Conference. To October 10 $8500 had been received. Last year the collection raised $27,000. A report is sent to every parish once all monies are received. All donations, legacies or bequests are Tax Deductible and receipts are sent to all who request them. All monies raised are held in trust for the benefit of providing for the needs of the retired priests of the Diocese of Sandhurst. At the moment we look after 13 priests, two of whom are in care. On behalf of our committee I wish to thank all who have supported our Foundation. I commend the retired priests to your prayers. I'm happy to receive ideas or to answer questions about our Foundation. Mass is offered during the year for our Benefactors. With ever Blessing for the coming Christmas season.

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