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Diocesan News

New Catholic Primary School Named

23 July 2016

New Catholic primary school to be built in Lucas now has a name!

WYD 2016

7 July 2016

World Youth Day Pilgrims commissioned for Krakow

Happy NAIDOC Week

4 July 2016

July 3 - 10

Tree of Life - A Laudato Si' Resource

19 June 2016

June 18 marks the one year anniversary of the launch of Pope Francis' encyclical, “Laudato Si”. • Catholic Earthcare 2016 Laudato Si’ ‘Tree of Life’ resource has been launched on World Environment Day to encourage the community to celebrate the first anniversary of the papal encyclical Laudato Si’ by coming together to experience dialogue and stimulate action on caring for our common home. Catholics are being invited to write down their actions about caring for creation and bring them together

National Church Life Survey 2016

26 May 2016

NCLS Research is pleased to announce the 2016 National Church Life Survey, to be held in October and November 2016. This will continue the world’s largest longitudinal study of church life, reaching 25 years in 2016

'A Vote for the Voiceless

20 May 2016

A Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Australia on the Election released by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference.

National Volunteers Week

19 May 2016

The Catholic Diocese acknowledge and appreciate our wonderful volunteers in all areas of our church communities

World Communication Day

5 May 2016

50th World Communications Day will be celebrated on Sunday 8 May 2016. The theme is "Communication and Mercy".

Break Free from Fossil Fuels

4 May 2016

As we prepare for Laudato Si Week next month, there is some inspiring news to be shared.

Parenting Strategies for Teenage Success

2 May 2016

Free Community Event – Guest Speaker on Wednesday, May 18 at 7pm. Venue: John Shannon Centre, Damascus College Ballarat

Catholic Worship Book II

19 April 2016

A new liturgical worship book was launched at the Catholic Leadership Centre in Melbourne on Friday, April 8, thirty years since the last one was published.

Bread 4 Today

18 April 2016

The Redemptorists of Australia and New Zealand are pleased to provide Bread 4 Today - a prayer APP for life.

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

All Enquiries

PO Box 576
Ballarat, Victoria 3353

Phone +61 3 5337 7111

Where to find us

Catholic Diocese of Ballarat
5 Lyons Street South
Ballarat, Victoria 3353