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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
25 January 2017
Pope Francis’ writes to young people regarding the XV General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on ‘Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment’.
19 January 2017
Ballarat Interfaith Network, in partnership with Ballarat City Council, will be celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week during the first week of February, through a flag raising ceremony on Thursday, 2nd February, at 11am, Queen Victoria Square,
11 January 2017
Bishop Paul Bird with all the Catholic Bishops of Australia invite Catholics across the country to join in celebrating a Year of Youth from the beginning of Advent 2017 to the end of 2018.
10 January 2017
Thousands of young people will gather for the final Mass of the Australian Catholic Youth Festival to be held in Sydney from 7 to 9 December 2017.
Resources to assist with RCIA and Liturgy
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.
Resources and events for the Diocese of Ballarat in the Year of Mercy
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