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BY POPULAR DEMAND, THE NOMINATION PERIOD FOR THE CEDWW CATHOLIC EDUCATION RECOGNITION AWARDS HAS BEEN EXTENDED! 👏🏆

Make sure you submit your nomination by November 4. Please visit bit.ly/cedww-awards to view the award categories and guidelines and submit your nomination!

The CEDWW Recognition Awards give public recognition to people who have significantly contributed to Catholic Education in our diocese.

These awards will be presented at a special event during Catholic Schools Week 2023 (March 5-11).
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BY POPULAR DEMAND, THE NOMINATION PERIOD FOR THE CEDWW CATHOLIC EDUCATION RECOGNITION AWARDS HAS BEEN EXTENDED! 👏🏆  

Make sure you submit your nomination by November 4.  Please visit https://bit.ly/cedww-awards to view the award categories and guidelines and submit your nomination!

The CEDWW Recognition Awards give public recognition to people who have significantly contributed to Catholic Education in our diocese.  

These awards will be presented at a special event during Catholic Schools Week 2023 (March 5-11).

Please see the notice below announcing the passing of former St. Joseph's Primary Finley pupil, Bishop Emeritus Hilton Forrest Deakin. Bishop Deakin died peacefully on Wednesday, aged 89.Friends, it with deep sadness, that I share the news that Bishop Emeritus Hilton Forrest Deakin passed away peacefully this afternoon.

Born in Seymour on 13 November 1932 to Arthur and Ruby, the young Hilton Deakin took up his early education at St Joseph’s Finley (in NSW), St Mary’s Thornbury and Parade College East Melbourne.

He entered Corpus Christi College Seminary, then in Werribee, in 1951 and was ordained to the Priesthood by Archbishop Justin Simonds on 27 July 1958. Appointments were many - Moonee Ponds; St Patrick’s Cathedral; Box Hill; Glen Iris and Mount Eliza (as the Parish Priest to the new Parish).

In 1987, Fr Deakin was appointed Vicar General of the Archdiocese. On 30 December 1992, he was named as Bishop for Melbourne (Titular Bishop of Mortlach) and was ordained on 3 March 1993, and appointed an Auxiliary – serving under three Archbishops.

His ministry to the Archdiocese of Melbourne was broad and rich, and included appointments to the Pastoral Leadership Board, Personnel Advisory Board, College of Consultors, the Diocesan Finance Council, Chair of Catholic Capital Grants, Chair of Mannix College Council, Member of the Priest’s Retirement Fund, and ex-officio Member of the Council of Priests. Bishop Deakin was also appointed as Episcopal Vicar for Migrants and Refugees. He held a great love and interest in Church music, and the special work of the St Patrick’s Cathedral Choir.

With a focus on the just provision for under-privileged people, Bishop Deakin ministered for more than 30 years for people who suffer economic, spiritual and cultural deprivation.

During the 1970s he obtained a BA (Hons from Monash University and completed a PhD in Anthropology (Monash) in 1977. These years of study and research, particularly into Aboriginal matters, led to international projects and roles including that of President of Caritas Oceania and Vice President of Caritas Internationalis. He was involved heavily in the affairs of East Timor and the support of the Timorese people at many levels, and did extensive work for the 40th Eucharistic Congress.

In recognition of this extensive work, Bishop Deakin was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in 2003 along with the Centenary Federation Medal.

Bishop Hilton Deakin retired on his 75th birthday in 2007 and was appointed Bishop Emeritus. In 2008 he celebrated his Golden Jubilee – receiving a congratulatory message from His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, and further celebrated his Diamond Jubilee in 2019.

After several months of ill health, Bishop Hilton Deakin died peacefully on Wednesday 28 September, 2022 aged 89 years.

A man who was held in deep admiration for the many gifts he so generously shared throughout his long and dedicated service to God’s people, now with his King and Saviour.

May he rest in gentle peace. Please join me in praying for Bishop Deakin and for all his loved ones.
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Please see the notice below announcing the passing of former St. Josephs Primary Finley pupil, Bishop Emeritus Hilton Forrest Deakin.  Bishop Deakin died peacefully on Wednesday, aged 89.

St Mary's School Corowa is ready to be showcased on the international stage at WIPCE (the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education) in Adelaide this evening. Principal Glenn McMahon, Aboriginal educator Darren Wighton and CEDWW Aboriginal community engagement officer, Aunty Mary Atkinson are presenting at the conference to share the success of the school's interactive mural project that depicts the story of education using interactive cultural artefacts and symbols. ... See MoreSee Less

St Marys School Corowa is ready to be showcased on the international stage at WIPCE (the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education) in Adelaide this evening. Principal Glenn McMahon, Aboriginal educator Darren Wighton and CEDWW Aboriginal community engagement officer, Aunty Mary Atkinson are presenting at the conference to share the success of the schools interactive mural project that depicts the story of education using interactive cultural artefacts and symbols.

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Outstanding. Congratulations

congrats Glenn ,Darren & Aunty Mary so proud of your achievements on the World stage

Congratulations

Super work St. Mary’s!!! 🙌

Amazing, well done 👏🏼

Ann Madden 👏👏👏

Great work guys..you'd think it'd be worth dinner!!

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🚜Heading to Henty this year? (September 20-22)🚜

Are you interested in:
- Boarding?
- Enrolment or employment in one of our 29 Catholic schools?
- Vocational Education & Training Pathways?

Come see us at site 67B -Block C (Enter via the West Gate and head towards the dog trials).

Mount Erin Boarding St Francis College Boarding House
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🚜Heading to Henty this year? (September 20-22)🚜

Are you interested in:
- Boarding? 
- Enrolment or employment in one of our 29 Catholic schools?
- Vocational Education & Training Pathways? 

Come see us at site 67B -Block C (Enter via the West Gate and head towards the dog trials).

Mount Erin Boarding St Francis College Boarding House

We are very excited for the St Patrick's Primary School Griffith Centenary Open Day tomorrow 🥳🎉
If you cannot join us in person, please visit the St Patrick's Primary School Griffith Facebook page to view the live stream from 10am.We can't wait to see you all at our Centenary celebrations on Friday!
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We are very excited for the St Patricks Primary School Griffith Centenary Open Day tomorrow 🥳🎉
If you cannot join us in person, please visit the St Patricks Primary School Griffith Facebook page to view the live stream from 10am.
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