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Diocesan News

Brigidine Sisters Celebrating 130 Years in Ararat

21 November 2018

The Brigidine Sisters arrived in the Ararat Parish 130 years ago on November 14, 1888. Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 10.30am to mark this occassion.

World Day of the Poor

18 November 2018

Pope urges faithful to respond to the “cry of the poor”

Remembrance Day

11 November 2018

Remembrance Day has a special significance in 2018.

Plenary Council Gatherings

6 November 2018

Gatherings were held throughout the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat as part of preparations for Plenary Council 2020.

Prison Sunday 2018

1 November 2018

Prison Sunday will be marked this year on November 11 and the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has provided a number of resources

A Mission for Life

29 October 2018

Presented by Fr Richard Leonard SJ and hosted by Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Wendouree

The National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

17 October 2018

The National Apology was held on Monday, October 22, 2018 in Canberra.

Closure Mass of St Augustine's Church Jeparit

1 October 2018

All welcome to attend the final Mass at St Augustine's Church, Jeparit on October 28, 2018

Season of Creation

30 September 2018

The theme for this year’s Season of Creation is “walking together”

Plenary Council Preparations in the Ballarat Diocese

29 September 2018

Gatherings around the Ballarat Diocese with Lana Turvey-Collins, October 2018

Bishops to go to Rome

13 September 2018

Pope Francis has called all of the presidents of the world's various conferences of Catholic bishops to Rome for a February meeting on clergy sexual abuse. It is the first such global summons by a pontiff.

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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