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The Catholic Diocese of Ballarat is a diverse and geographically extensive Diocese of fifty-one parishes which covers the western third of Victoria, extending from the Murray River in the North to the Southern Ocean in the South. Read More
30 July 2016
St Mary's Parish Hamilton are hosting a menAlive weekend. This is an opportunity for men to explore what makes them feel fully alive.
24 July 2016
Birchip Parish - July 24; Ararat Parish - August 7; Hamilton Parish - August 21
3 July 2016
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Sunday 2016 resource kit includes liturgy notes, faith story by Evelyn Parkin, suggested hymns, homily, reflection by Bishop Oudemann, children and youth activities
22 June 2016
Diocesan Sponsorship is available to attend PROCLAIM 2016
Diocesan Sacraments of Initiation Catechetical Resources are available for Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, "Let the Children Come”, Junior Reconciliation, "Forgiveness Is...", and Senior Reconciliation "Turn Around!"
The Diocesan Liturgical Commission will be presenting Liturgy Formation sessions in the diocese in 2016 and this includes the launch of the Sacramental Program "Let the Children Come"
The Lay Pastoral Ministry Program offers opportunities for formation, support, study and accreditation for lay pastoral employees and volunteers in the Ballarat Diocese in partnership with the Virtual Learning Community, Dayton University.
We are the Catholic Church in the Ballarat Diocese
we gather in the name of Jesus • from the Murray to the sea
in interwoven faith communities. • Spirit filled
we celebrate and share our journey • reaching out to nurture all God's people.
Diocesan Vision Statement 2005