St Brendan’s Church, Shepparton

St Brendan's Catholic Church, Shepparton

St Brendans Church, Shepparton

St Brendan's Catholic Church, Shepparton

Location:
123 Knights Street, Shepparton
VICTORIA 3630

Contact:Ph: 03 5821 2633.



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Where to find St Brendan's Church


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Places of Worship

Places of WorshipShepparton is home to many places of worship. Historically, Christian churches predominated until the first permanent mosque in Victoria was constructed in Acacia St, Shepparton. Now, Shepparton is home to four mosques and one Sikh Temple. Information about all the different places of worship is found below. ... Read more...

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Sikhism – Guru Granth Sahib

Guru Granth Sahib of Sikhism

Sikhism is a religion which was founded on the principles of interfaith understanding, mutual respect and harmony. The Guru Granth Sahib is truly unique among the world's great scriptures. It is considered the Supreme spiritual authority and Head of the Sikh religion, rather than any living person. It is also the only scripture of it's kind which not only contains the works of it's own religious founders but also writings of people from other faiths

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Judaism

Menorah

Judaism is an old religion. Unlike Islam or Christianity, Judaism is more about Right Action than Right Belief. As a non-missionising religion, Judaism cannot compete in terms of numbers but its influence is immeasurable. At its centre is the concept of Tikkun Olam -- repairing the world. Jews seek to create a world worthy of God, to build the `Kingdom of God' on earth. ... Read more...

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A Jain Looks at Diwali

Diwali Lamps in India

Across the world, hundreds of millions of homes are lighting up today to celebrate Diwali. Also known as Deepavali, or the Festival of Lights, the holiday is celebrated by not only Hindus, but Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains alike. Diwali connects followers of multiple religions in celebrations of the victory of good over evil through the lighting of deeps or diyas (lamps) and each religion adds their own color to the Festival of Lights.

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Prayer in Islam

Salat

Prayer is one of the central elements of Islamic practice and worship. Indeed, it is the second of the Five Pillars of Islam and, along with the testimony of faith, the pilgrimage to Mecca, fasting the month of Ramadan and paying the poor tax, forms the essential framework of religious life for Muslims. More than that, the observance of prayer forms the framework of each Muslim’s day, from the pre-dawn morning prayer to the night prayer that precedes sleep.

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We Promote Interfaith Skills

Germany is changing. The reality of being an immigration society is gaining acceptance. The presence of millions of people with an immigrant background also poses a challenge for the Churches. Qantara.de spoke to Dr Volker Jung, the President of the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau, about this change and how his Church is dealing with it. ... Read more...

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Links to Interfaith Websites

Interfaith Websites come in a variety of forms, for Interfaith - that word - means something different to each and every person who uses that word. The websites we list here are relevant to Victoria, Australia, and also list some appropriate international websites with material which enhances the broad understanding of interfaith as it is used and practised, worldwide. ... Read more...

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The 2011 Census

Map of non-belief in AustraliaWith the first round of 2011 census results recently released in June 2012, the first subject of discussion is the state of religion in Australia. Australian Census Stats have now released statistics of belief and non-belief in all areas of Australia. In this article, we explore belief generally along the so-called proliferation of non-belief in the Goulburn Valley, where the Shepparton Interfaith Network is active. ... Read more...

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Ten Things Everyone needs to know about Islam

Book Cover, Ten Things everyone needs to know about Islam

Islam and Muslims today suffer unjustly from a bad reputation. This new book opens ways of understanding, albeit more important as understanding is needed by many in our community in this day, this age. This simple and readable introduction to the salient points of Islam aid comprehension and understanding of the fundamentals of Islam as a religion for one who knows little.

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No Locked Doors – Jewish Life in Shepparton

Book Cover, No locked doorsJewish life in Shepparton was centred around many families living in Orrvale and Shepparton East, nearby the former Shepparton Synagogue. Shirley Randles writes about the earlier history of Jews coming to Shepparton, growing up Jewish in rural Shepparton, and of the small Jewish community that lived in Shepparton, circa 1940. ... Read more...

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Blue Jean Buddha

Blue Jean Buddha - Book Cover

"What does it mean to be a Buddhist in America today and where will we take Buddhism tomorrow?", asks this author. Blue Jean Buddha - as a title - captures the broad scope of Buddhist practitioners today in the western world - garbed not in the robes of monks and nuns, but rather everyday wear.

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