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Diocesan News

Resources from the Diocese for Parishes

19 April 2017

The Diocesan Resource Centre has a wide range of resources that can be borrowed free by groups or individuals in parishes.

Mass of the Oils

10 April 2017

St Patrick’s Cathedral, Ballarat at 6.30pm


9 April 2017

‘Bread for today- A Pray app for life’

Xt3 Lent Calendar 2017

23 March 2017

Give God a moment this Lent - the theme of the 2017 Xt3 Lent calendar

International Women's Day 2017

8 March 2017

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference Council for Australian Catholic Women have provided resources to celebrate International Women's Day 2017

World Day of Prayer Against Human Trafficking

8 February 2017

ACRATH invites you to participate in this event and so help to bring about an end to human trafficking and slavery.

From Bishop Paul Bird

6 February 2017

Letter regarding a further Royal Commission hearing in relation to the Catholic Church.

Call for Nominations – Diocesan Pastoral Council

2 February 2017

The Diocese of Ballarat is calling for nominations for the 2017 Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC).

Pope Francis' Letter to Young People

25 January 2017

Pope Francis’ writes to young people regarding the XV General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on ‘Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment’.

World Interfaith Harmony Week

19 January 2017

Ballarat Interfaith Network, in partnership with Ballarat City Council, will be celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week during the first week of February, through a flag raising ceremony on Thursday, 2nd February, at 11am, Queen Victoria Square,

Year of Youth 2018

11 January 2017

Bishop Paul Bird with all the Catholic Bishops of Australia invite Catholics across the country to join in celebrating a Year of Youth from the beginning of Advent 2017 to the end of 2018.

Australian Catholic Youth Festival

10 January 2017

Thousands of young people will gather for the final Mass of the Australian Catholic Youth Festival to be held in Sydney from 7 to 9 December 2017.

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