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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?

NAIDOC Week

11 July 2019

Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let's Work Together For A Shared Future. 7-14 July, 2019

Plenary Council – National Theme for Discernment #3

8 July 2019

How is God calling us to be a Christ- centred Church that is Prayerful and Eucharistic? This National Theme for Discernment is inspired by the voices of the People of God who shared how deeply they treasured the Eucharist and the sacramental and liturgical life of the Church.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday

7 July 2019

Resources and information to celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sunday on July 7, 2019

Bishop Paul talks about his visit to Rome!

3 July 2019

A video update from Bishop Paul during the Australian Bishop's Ad Limina visit to Rome

Plenary Council – National Theme for Discernment #2

2 July 2019

How is God calling us to be a Christ- centred Church that is Inclusive, Participatory and Synodal?

Reflections on Lay Pastoral Ministry

25 June 2019

A series of reflections on Lay Pastoral Ministry by Bernadette Wurlod.

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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