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Diocesan News

Rite of Election 2020

22 January 2020

RCIA-RCIC Rite of Election 2020 Response Form

Support those affected by bushfires

17 January 2020

The Catholic Church plans a national response to bushfires

Catholic Mission to partner with Vinnies Bushfire Appeal

16 January 2020

As Australia battles its worst ever bushfire and drought emergency, Catholic Mission is joining others across the country and around the world in responding to the crisis.

Caritas Australia has been touched to receive many messages of solidarity from the global Catholic community

16 January 2020

Messages of compassion flow from Global Catholic Family for those affected by Australian bushfires

Bishops extend national prayer campaign for drought

22 December 2019

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has extended the national prayer campaign for drought as historically dry conditions continue to affect most parts of eastern Australia.

Diocesan Offices Information

20 December 2019

Information on the closing and opening dates of Diocesan Offices over December and January

ACYF 2019

18 December 2019

The fourth Australian Catholic Youth Festival (ACYF) was hosted by the Archdiocese of Perth and took place from December 8 - 10, 2019.


Listening and Discerning in Nhill

11 December 2019

Celebrating all Faiths

ACYF pilgrims told to be courageous

11 December 2019

Perth Archbishop Timothy Costelloe SDB has encouraged thousands of young Catholics to leave the 2019 Australian Catholic Youth Festival ready to open their hearts and lives to Jesus.

150th anniversary of the opening of the First Vatican Council

8 December 2019

Sunday, December 8, marked the 150th anniversary of the opening of the First Vatican Council.

Making a Scene at Christmas

5 December 2019

Making a Scene at Christmas, a display of nativities from at least 40 different nations from all continents (except Antarctica), is back this year.

ACYF 2019

27 November 2019

The Australian Catholic Youth Festival has kicked off in Perth

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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PO Box 576
Ballarat, Victoria 3353

Phone +61 3 5337 7111

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