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Diocesan News

ACYF 2019

4 February 2020

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

Plenary Council Update

1 February 2020

Reports published.

Pastoral Care Education

30 January 2020

An exciting opportunity for education and formation in Pastoral Care.

Catholic Emergency Relief Australia

30 January 2020

A new whole-of-Church initiative to help people and communities recover from the bushfire crisis will set the blueprint for how the Church responds to domestic natural disasters in the future.

A Message from the Bishops of Victoria

30 January 2020

The Bishops of Victoria send a message of support to all affected by the bushfires.

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


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.

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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