Sandpiper: Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst

News December 2018 – Pages 6 & 7 “Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrecƟon and the life. Those who believe in me, even though the die, will live and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?’” (John 11:25-26) Providing counselling and family support services for couples, families and individuals throughout the diocese Appointments/enquiries phone: Bendigo ...................03 5438 1300 Echuca.....................03 5438 1300 Shepparton ..............03 5820 0444 More than a hospital 133-145 Lily Street, Bendigo T. 03 5434 3434 | E. St John of God Bendigo Hospital is a contemporary private hospital providing health care services for people in Bendigo and surrounding areas. DAY ONCOLOGY UNIT | BARIATRIC SURGERY | CARDIAC SERVICES | DAY SURGERY | MATERNITY | SLEEP SERVICES VASCULAR SURGERY | ALLIED HEALTH | HYDROTHERAPY | PET THERAPY | ALLIED HEALTH | REHABILITATION | ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY GENERAL SURGERY | GYNAECOLOGICAL SURGERY | UROLOGY | EAR NOSE AND THROAT SURGERY | MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY 151 McCrae Street Bendigo 12 Victoria Street Eaglehawk P. 5441 5577 A tradition that continues... Caring at a time of need BISHOP Peter Elliott says he kept Mother Teresa’s exhortation to new bishops – that they be ‘happy bishops’ – front of mind and in his heart during his 11 years of episcopal ministry in Melbourne Archdiocese. Pope Francis today announced that he has accepted Bishop Elliott’s resignation, which he submitted recently upon reach- ing the retirement age of 75. Bishop Elliott (right) had been appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Melbourne in 2007. Reflecting on the intervening years, Bishop Elliott said he took particular joy when adminis- tering the sacrament of Confirmation. “Confirmations were an important part of my ministry as a regional bishop,” he said. “They provided a great opportunity to cat- echise and to evangelise the candidates for Confirmation, and particularly their families.” Bishop Elliott said he also enjoyed many of his various roles as part of the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, including as a member of the Catholic Disability Council; working with former Anglicans who joined the Catholic Church in the Personal Ordinariate set up by Pope Benedict XVI; and in liturgy, a great interest of his, and an area he plans to continue exploring through study and writing. By Jackson Saunders Sandhurst Seminarian THE academic year has concluded at Corpus Christi College in Carlton. On Thursday, November 8, the Bishops of Victoria and Tasmania, who serve as the Trustees for the College, visited the seminary for their bi-annual meeting, Mass and lunch with students. The occasion also provided an opportunity to thank outgoing Dean of Studies, Fr Brian Boyle, who finishes his term at the seminary this year. Fr Brian has been a member of the staff since 2015. The students have now taken leave from the seminary until early February next year. Fifth-year seminarian, DJ Suguitan, has gone to the Holy Land on pilgrimage, fourth-year seminarian, Jackson Saunders, is continuing his parish pastoral placement in Wangaratta and first-year seminarian, Adonis Peña, has gained work for the summer period. Seminary year ends During a recent Trustees’ visit to Corpus Christi College, Fr Brian Boyle, Fr Jake Mudge, Adonis Peña, Bishop Les Tomlinson, DJ Suguitan and Jackson Saunders. Bishop Elliott completes 11 years as ‘happy bishop’