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From Bishop Paul Bird

6 February 2017

Letter regarding a further Royal Commission hearing in relation to the Catholic Church.

Call for Nominations – Diocesan Pastoral Council

2 February 2017

The Diocese of Ballarat is calling for nominations for the 2017 Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC).

Pope Francis' Letter to Young People

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’.

World Interfaith Harmony Week

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,

Year of Youth 2018

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.

Australian Catholic Youth Festival

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.

Dedication of the Loreto Window

8 January 2017

An invitation from the Portland Parish

Xt3 Advent Calendar 2016

8 January 2017

Daily reflections, videos and scripture readings to help you go deeper in your faith.

World Day of Peace

29 December 2016

Pope Francis has just released the text of the 50th World Day of Peace message which occurs on New Year’s Day 2017.

Making a Scene at Christmas

9 December 2016

Mildura December 9–11, Robinvale December 7, St Arnaud December 12, Ballarat December 15-18

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

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Ballarat, Victoria 3353