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Asylum Seekers Have "GREAT IMPACT" on Sister

Over the past three-and-a-half years, the outback mining town of Leonora in Western Australia has been a temporary home for asylum seekers. Last month however, the Federal Government announced that Leonora’s detention centre – along with three other centres on Australia’s mainland – would close by the end of February.

For Good Samaritan Sister, Annette Dever, a parish pastoral worker in the communities of Leonora, Laverton and Leinster since 2003, the presence of the asylum seekers has been positive and enriching for the broader community. It’s also had a “great impact” on her.

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Vision Statement

We are:

* a welcoming community which reaches out to all
* celebrating Christ's presence
* joyfully living out our Christian calling across distance and diversity
This vision states that as a Diocese, we aim to be a welcoming, missionary, centred on Christ, and each striving to live one's particular vocation.
It is in living out our calling that we praise God, follow Christ, influence society and achieve the goal of eternal life won for us by Christ.
In the parishes we have encouraged people to measure whatever they do against this Diocesan vision.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Most Rev. Justin Bianchini, DD

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Buzzword - Salt of the earth
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Buzzword - Unity
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Buzzword - Forgiveness
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Random Homilies: Year B

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Buzzword - Two to Tango
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Buzzword - Final Values
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Buzzword - Inequality
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Random Homilies: Year C

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Buzzword - Strength
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Buzzword - Envy
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Buzzword - Ambassadors
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