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Diocesan News

World Interfaith Harmony Week

19 January 2017

Ballarat Interfaith Network, in partnership with Ballarat City Council, will be celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week during the first week of February, through a flag raising ceremony on Thursday, 2nd February, at 11am, Queen Victoria Square,

Year of Youth 2018

11 January 2017

Bishop Paul Bird with all the Catholic Bishops of Australia invite Catholics across the country to join in celebrating a Year of Youth from the beginning of Advent 2017 to the end of 2018.

Australian Catholic Youth Festival

10 January 2017

Thousands of young people will gather for the final Mass of the Australian Catholic Youth Festival to be held in Sydney from 7 to 9 December 2017.

Dedication of the Loreto Window

8 January 2017

An invitation from the Portland Parish

Xt3 Advent Calendar 2016

8 January 2017

Daily reflections, videos and scripture readings to help you go deeper in your faith.

World Day of Peace

29 December 2016

Pope Francis has just released the text of the 50th World Day of Peace message which occurs on New Year’s Day 2017.

Making a Scene at Christmas

9 December 2016

Mildura December 9–11, Robinvale December 7, St Arnaud December 12, Ballarat December 15-18

Social Justice Commission

5 December 2016

Report to Diocese of meeting November 2016.

Global Catholic Climate Movement

3 December 2016

“Christian spirituality proposes a growth marked by moderation and the capacity to be happy with little. It is a return to that simplicity which allows us to stop and appreciate the small things, to be grateful for the opportunities which life affords us,

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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