& Events


Diocesan News

104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees

16 August 2018

Migrant and Refugee Sunday August 26 and Migrant and Refugee Week August 20-26, 2018

BBI-TAITE-ACBC 14th National eConference

9 August 2018

Synodality in Practice: Listening to the Spirit and Leading Change

Nullawil 90th Anniversary

2 August 2018

St Joseph’s, Nullawil Catholic Church, celebrated its 90th anniversary on Sunday, July 8. What a great celebration it was, with over 100 people attending the Mass celebrated by Bishop Paul Bird and Fr Ed Moloney.

National Redress Scheme

31 July 2018

One of the key recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse was the establishment of a National Redress Scheme for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse.

Catholic Diocese of Ballarat Foundation

16 July 2018

The Foundation held its 32nd Annual General Meeting in June 2018.

Three New Parishes

3 July 2018

Our Ballarat diocese now has three new parishes – formed by joining groups of neighbouring parishes that have already been working together and sharing a parish priest.

Response to the Royal Commission

20 June 2018

The diocesan response to the recommendations of the Royal Commission, including the recommendation of a national redress scheme.

Clemente Program

19 June 2018

A program aimed to transform the lives of people facing one or more forms of disadvantage

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday

19 June 2018

Resources and information to celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday on July 1

Guidelines for the Use of Visual Display Systems in Liturgical Celebrations

19 June 2018

These guidelines provide information on the installation and use of visual display systems in our churches

Closure of St Thomas Aquinas Church Clunes

18 June 2018

A large crowd attended the afternoon event to wish farewell to the Harmonium organ and acknowledge the closure of St Thomas Aquinas Church Clunes.

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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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