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Nationwide Month of Prayer and Fasting for Marriage and Families – October 2016

1 October 2016

Bishops Commission for Family, Youth and Life

2016/2017 Social Justice Statement

26 September 2016

Bishops launch major statement on The ageing of Australian society

Day of Prayer for Peace

20 September 2016

Pope Francis has called for observance of a ‘Day of Prayer for Peace’ on Tuesday 20th September 2016. The theme of the day is ’Thirst for peace: faiths and cultures in dialogue’.

2016 eConference - Mercy: A way of Being in the World

20 September 2016

BBI - ACBC presents the 12th National eConference on September 20, 2016 from 10.30am - 2.45pm

Making a Scene at Christmas

13 September 2016

Making a Scene at Christmas will be on display in the diocese

Child Protection Sunday 2016

11 September 2016

Information and resources for Child Protection Sunday - September 11 2016

Information for Parents

5 September 2016

The Australian Catholic Bishops Commission for Family, Youth and Life have published information for parents regarding the Safe Schools Coalition Australian program being conducted in government schools.

Season of Creation

1 September 2016

Pope Francis’ calls us to pray on September 1 and throughout the Season of Creation.

Caring for Creation

29 August 2016

The daily 3-Minute Retreat is a short prayer break that can give you 24 hours of peace.

102nd World Day of Migrants and Refugees

28 August 2016

Migrant and Refugee Week August 22-28, 2106

An End of an Era Celebration at St Michael’s School, Springbank

24 August 2016

St Michael's School Springbank will close at the end of the 2016 school year and we will be celebrating the life and times of the school.

Australian Bishops Launch Year of Youth

22 August 2016

The Year of Youth will celebrate the tenth anniversary of World Youth Day, Sydney.

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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Ballarat, Victoria 3353