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Diocesan News

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Sunday 2020

5 July 2020

With many local events not able to be held on July 5 to mark Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday, a national Mass will be livestreamed from St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral in Adelaide to celebrate the occasion

St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal

1 July 2020

Donate to Vinnies COVID-19 Winter Appeal to assist those directly impacted by this pandemic

Catholic Social Services Victoria 2019 Annual Report

29 June 2020

CSSV have released their 2019 Annual Report

ACBC Catholic Mens Gathering 2020

25 June 2020

The Bishops of Australia invite all Catholic men, especially those involved in parishes, men’s groups, movements, societies and fellowships from around Australia, to a day of gathering

Report identifies social services and infrastructure needs in Warrnambool region

24 June 2020

Building on long standing engagement and consultation work conducted in Warrnambool in 2019, CSSV has released a report which outlines the social service and infrastructure needs of the rural and regional communities in this area.

Dates locked in for Plenary Council

22 June 2020

The new dates for the Plenary Council Assemblies have been confirmed

Refugee Week

15 June 2020

Sunday June 14 to Saturday June 20, 2020. Celebrating the Year of Welcome.

The Light from the Southern Cross

15 June 2020

The Light from the Southern Cross: Promoting Co-Responsible Governance in the Catholic Church in Australia.

World Day Against Child Labour 2020

11 June 2020

World Day Against Child Labour 2020 focuses on the impact of crisis on child labour.

We are so glad to have you back!

9 June 2020

A special message from our Principals to our students and their families to say welcome back to school and thank you

Church denounces malicious emails claiming to be from Catholic sources

9 June 2020

The Catholic Church has denounced a number of malicious emails being sent to random recipients claiming to be from Catholic parishes, dioceses and other organisations.

Catholic Bishops Plenary Meeting May 7-14, 2020

3 June 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Catholic bishops of Australia conducted their biannual plenary meeting using videoconferencing technology.

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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