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Diocesan News

Ballarat Diocesan Archive Historial Collection

18 March 2019

The collection of historical items housed in the Ballarat Diocesan Archive is gradually becoming available to view online through the Victorian Collections website, established by Museums Victoria.


11 March 2019

This year sees a new direction in the way Religious Education is taught across Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Ballarat.

Statement from Bishop Paul Bird

26 February 2019

Media Statement on Cardinal George Pell.

Sacred Concert with David Parkes

25 February 2019

Listen to David’s incredible witness through a world-wide singing ministry at a Concert to be held at Nazareth House, Ballarat

Mission Inspired Leadership 2019 Series

24 February 2019

Catholic Social Services Victoria is offering a professional development program for Leaders and Board Directors

Plenary Council Submissions close on March 6

21 February 2019

LAST CHANCE! Have your say on the future of the Catholic Church in Australia

World Day of Prayer

20 February 2019

World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian people of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year, and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service.

Rite of Election 2019

18 February 2019

RCIA-RCIC Rite of Election 2019 Response Form

The Year Begins

14 February 2019

School communities in Ballarat gathered to celebrate the beginning of the 2019 school year with Mass.

Time to end slavery

12 February 2019

8 February 2019 - World Day of Prayer, Reflection and Action Against Human Trafficking

The Catholic Man Breakfast Series - Hosted by MenAlive

11 February 2019

Men of all ages are invited to a Catholic Man Breakfast to be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Craig’s Royal Hotel in Ballarat. The Breakfast will be hosted by Bishop Paul Bird CSsR.

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

All Enquiries

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