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Living Sacramentally

12 May 2020

A reflection on living sacramentally in our daily lives, by Helen Carboon

Statement from Bishop Paul Bird

7 May 2020

Media release from Bishop Paul regarding sections of the final report of the Royal Commission.

Learning through COVID-19

7 May 2020

Reflections from a student, parent, teacher and principal of St Alipius Parish School on learning through the pandemic.

COVID 19 Fee Relief for School Families

6 May 2020

The Catholic Education Office Ballarat have provided information for families experiencing difficulty paying school fees during the COVID-19 crisis.

Plenary Council update

5 May 2020

Bishop Paul shares some points about the Plenary Council.

"A Candle in Isolation" by Michael McGirr

5 May 2020

Easter has been different this year. We missed that wonderful moment when the Easter Candle is lit from a new fire and brought into a darkened church. This year, Michael McGirr decided, if we could not come to the candle, then the candle could come to us

Our Diocesan Community

4 May 2020

"Our Diocesan Community" magazine is ready and waiting to be delivered around the diocese when our world returns to some sort of order. In the meantime, you can view this edition online.

Feast of St Joseph the Worker Pastoral Message 2020

1 May 2020

Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen, Chair of the Bishops Commission for Social Justice, Mission and Service, issued a Pastoral Message for the Feast of St Joseph the Worker.

Caritas Australia Online Concert to help protect the world's most marginalised during COVID-19

1 May 2020

Australian singer, songwriter and musician, Gary Pinto will lead a free online concert on Saturday, May 9 for Project Compassion, bringing Australian and international music stars direct from their loungeroom to yours

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

29 April 2020

Good Shepherd Sunday & World Day of Prayer for Vocations - May 3, 2020

Pope composes prayers for end of pandemic

27 April 2020

Pope Francis has asked Catholics to make a special effort to pray the Rosary during May and has composed two new prayers asking for Our Lady's intercession to help end the COVID-19 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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