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Diocesan News

175th Anniversary Mass All Saints Parish Portland

3 November 2019

All Saints Parish will celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the first Mass in Portland with a Mass concelebrated by Bishop Paul Bird CSsR and Fr Gregory Tait

Episcopal Ordination of Fr Shane Mackinlay

17 October 2019

Most Rev Shane Mackinlay, Eighth Bishop of Sandhurst, was ordained on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

Extraordinary Month of Mission - October 2019

1 October 2019

For the Extraordinary Missionary Month, the Holy Father has chosen the theme “Baptised and Sent: The Church of Christ on a Mission in the World".

Social Justice Statement 2019–20

30 September 2019

We celebrate Social Justice Sunday on September 29. This year, the Australian Bishops’ Social Justice Statement is titled: ‘Making it Real: Genuine human encounter in our digital world’.

Join the Action

20 September 2019

Climate Strikes - Join the Catholic family taking a stand in the climate strikes on September 20.

Safeguarding audit of the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat

16 September 2019

The Diocese welcomes the release of the audit report of child safeguarding prepared by Catholic Professional Standards Ltd.

Appointment of Master of Catholic Theological College

6 September 2019

Fr Dr Kevin Lenehan has been appointed as the new Master of Catholic Theological College in Melbourne.

Season of Creation

5 September 2019

The Season of Creation is celebrated annually by tens of thousands of Christians around the world. During the Season of Creation, we pray and act to protect God’s creation.

Plenary Council – Missionary and Evangelising

5 September 2019

How is God calling us to be a Christ-centred Church that is Missionary and Evangelising?

Executive Director - Catholic Social Services Victoria

4 September 2019

Following the departure of previous incumbent after more than a decade of service in the role, the Council of CSSV is seeking an Executive Director to lead a small secretariat that brings practical and visionary leadership to its work

Cardinal Pell Appeal Media Release

21 August 2019

Bishop Paul Bird issues a statement.

Final Report captures the voices Of 222,000 People

1 August 2019

The National Centre for Pastoral Research has published the final report of the Listening and Dialogue phase of the Plenary Council, capturing the voices of more than 222,000 people. Bishop Paul Bird comments.

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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