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Diocesan News

Palms Australia Ballarat Information Session

10 September 2017

An information session will be held at ACU Ballarat

Pope Francis focuses on parishes

6 September 2017

Pope Francis' prayer intention for September: 'For parishes at service of mission'

Child Protection Sunday

4 September 2017

In response to a request from Pope Francis, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has set aside Sunday, September 10, 2017, Child Protection Sunday, as a Day of Prayer and Penance for Victims and Survivors of Sexual Abuse.

Australian Catholic Youth Festival – registrations still open!

31 August 2017

Around 14,000 young participants will be at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival in Sydney in December to explore and share the Festival theme "Open New Horizons for Spreading Joy".

From Bishop Paul Bird CSsR

29 August 2017

Bishop Paul writes to the Diocese of Ballarat regarding the the need to respond with justice and compassion to those who have suffered abuse and to do all we can to ensure that children are safe now and in the future.

Ballarat Clergy Support Fund Appeal

28 August 2017

Collection for sick and retired Priests

Family Matters Forum

26 August 2017

Mildura - CANCELLED.

Migrant & Refugee Week August 21-27, 2017

25 August 2017

103rd World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Catholic Diocese of Ballarat Foundation

1 August 2017

Report from the recent Annual General Meeting & Grant Application Forms.

National Vocations Awareness Week: July 30 - August 6, 2017

30 July 2017

Each year in August the Church in Australia celebrates National Vocations Awareness Week (NVAW).

Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with People with Disability

17 July 2017

Guidelines provided by the ACBC Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life

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

All Enquiries

PO Box 576
Ballarat, Victoria 3353

Phone +61 3 5337 7111

Where to find us

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