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Diocesan News

Social Justice Statement 2020-2021

30 August 2020

The Bishops’ Social Justice Statement for 2020-2021, "To Live Life to the Full: Mental health in Australia today", has been released ahead of the Church’s Social Justice Sunday, which will be celebrated on August 30 this year.

ACBC Catholic Mens Gathering 2020

15 August 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

Drawing on the wisdom of Saint Mary MacKillop through National Vocations Awareness Week

6 August 2020

The Sisters of Saint Joseph share their message of hope and faith. St Mary MacKillop’s enduring wisdom can speak today during National Vocations Week from August 2 – 9, 2020.

Next step on Plenary Council journey

5 August 2020

As part of the ongoing journey for the Plenary Council, work has commenced on the preparation of the instrumentum laboris, or working document, for the Council. Fr Kevin Lenehan is part of the instrumentum laboris writing team.

Position Vacant for a Pastoral Care Practitioner - Prison Ministry

4 August 2020

CatholicCare are seeking a Pastoral Care Practitioner to join the Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Team in Ararat and Trawalla

Coronavirus -- The Church's information and advice

1 August 2020

Updates and Information, resources and links to online Masses, in light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

2020 World Day Against Trafficking in Humans

30 July 2020

ACRATH fundraising appeal and prayer for 2020 World Day Against Trafficking in Humans

Watching Mass at home

29 July 2020

Mass will be live streamed daily at 10.00am from St Patrick's Cathedral, Ballarat.

Knights of the Southern Cross Archbishop's Dinner

28 July 2020

KSC Archbishop’s Dinner cancelled.

Appointment of the Director of Catholic Education for the Diocese of Ballarat

23 July 2020

Bishop Paul Bird CSsR advises of the appointment of the new CEOB Director

Guidelines on Ministry of Communion for Those Living with Coeliac Disease or Gluten Intolerance

22 July 2020

The Bishops Commission for Liturgy has approved guidelines regarding Ministry of Communion for Those Living With Coeliac Disease or Gluten Intolerance

St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal

1 July 2020

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

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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