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Diocesan News

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.

Leadership and Spirituality Breakfast

31 July 2019

Presented by Chris Lowney.

Australian Pastoral Musicians Network Conference 2019

31 July 2019

"Listen to the Spirit and Sing", October 1-3, 2019 in Melbourne

Strategic Planning 2020 – 2024

30 July 2019

During 2019 Catholic Education Ballarat will be planning for our Diocesan Education Community 2020 - 2024.

Catholic Man Breakfast Series

29 July 2019

Men of all ages are invited to a Catholic Man Breakfast in Ballarat hosted by Bishop Paul Bird CSsR and guest speaker, Hawthorn premiership champion, Steve Lawrence

National Theme for Discernment #6

29 July 2019

How is God calling us to be a Christ- centred Church that is Open to conversion, Renewal and Reform?

Fr Shane Mackinlay to be next Bishop of Sandhurst

24 July 2019

Bishop Paul Bird shared the news that Pope Francis has appointed Fr Shane Mackinlay as the new Bishop of Sandhurst. The Episcopal Ordination will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 12.00noon in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo.

National Theme for Discernment #5

22 July 2019

How is God calling us to be a Christ- centred Church that is A Joyful, Hope-Filled and Servant Community?

Bishop Paul's Visit to Rome

21 July 2019

Bishop Paul shares some news of his recent visit to Rome.

Diocesan Vision Statement

20 July 2019

Bishop Paul has endorsed a process to develop a Vision for the Diocese for now and coming years

National Theme for Discernment #4

15 July 2019

How is God calling us to be a Christ- centred Church that is Humble, Healing and Merciful?

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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Ballarat, Victoria 3353

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Ballarat, Victoria 3353