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World Day of Peace

18 December 2018

Pope Francis’ World Day of Peace is on 1 January 2019

Catholic Women Responding to the Spirit

18 December 2018

Stirring the Waters: Catholic Women responding to the Spirit creates the opportunity for theological reflection on what the Spirit is saying to the Australian Church at this time.

The Catholic Man Breakfast Series - Hosted by MenAlive

12 December 2018

Men of all ages are invited to a Catholic Man Breakfast to be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Craig’s Royal Hotel in Ballarat. The Breakfast will be hosted by Bishop Paul Bird CSsR.

Church calls for empowerment of people with disability

3 December 2018

On December 3, we mark the International Day of People with Disability

Australian Pastoral Musicians Network Conference 2019

26 November 2018

Date Claimer for the APMN Conference 2019

‘’Get over yourself: the only way to prepare for the Plenary Council’

26 November 2018

Shane Dwyer, the Director of the National Centre for Evangelisation, engages in national conversation on matters relating to sharing our faith.

Lessons from the Long Paddock

25 November 2018

Lessons from the Long Paddock is an initiative offered to the wider Church from the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes.

Social Justice Statement 2018-2019

25 November 2018

Social Justice Statement 2018-2019, "A Place to Call Home: Making a home for everyone in our land" was launched on Social Justice Sunday - September 30

Joy+ Diocesan Youth Festivals - Free!

25 November 2018

Joy+ Youth Festival for 15-30yo. Sunday 25 November 2.00pm-8.00pm Cathedral Precinct Ballarat . Featuring Genevieve Bryant & band with special guests Sam Clear & Sr Elizabeth Young. Come for all or part of the day. A free event including evening meal.

Brigidine Sisters Celebrating 130 Years in Ararat

21 November 2018

The Brigidine Sisters arrived in the Ararat Parish 130 years ago on November 14, 1888. Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 10.30am to mark this occassion.

World Day of the Poor

18 November 2018

Pope urges faithful to respond to the “cry of the poor”

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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