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Diocesan News

ANZAC Day at Home

25 April 2020

This year the celebration of Anzac Day will be muted. No marches, no large reunions, few speeches at War Memorials. The soldiers and others who lost their lives in war will be remembered, however, as they should be. Prayer at Home this ANZAC Day

Mother Earth Day April 22

22 April 2020

Mother Earth is clearly urging a call to action.

The Catholic Military Ordinariate of Australia

21 April 2020

National ANZAC DAY Mass 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions

A Special Message to our School Communities from our Principals

15 April 2020

As we commence Term 2 with the certainty that most students will be learning from home, the Catholic Education Office Ballarat would like to share this special video message with all of our families

Easter Message from Bishop Paul Bird

8 April 2020

Bishop Paul's Easter Message

First assembly of Plenary Council postponed

8 April 2020

In response to the dramatic changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the bishops of Australia have made the “difficult, but necessary” decision to postpone the first assembly of the Plenary Council.

Statement on Cardinal Pell

7 April 2020

Bishop Paul’s media release relating to the this mornings outcome of Cardinal Pell’s High court appeal.

Catholic Church playing its part in COVID-19 response

1 April 2020

The Catholic Church is inviting its various agencies across the country to consider what facilities could be made available to support national efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 within the community.

Project Compassion

29 March 2020

Donate to help end global poverty.

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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
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Diocesan Vision Statement 2005

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