& Events


Parish News


Mountain of Fun Run/Walk 2020

1 March 2020

The Mountain of Fun Run/Walk will be held again on March 1, 2020. It's a great day and a fundraiser for St Brendan's Primary School, Dunnstown.

Warrnambool East

Christmas Mass Times

20 December 2019


Bungaree Parish Remembrance Mass

25 November 2019

A change of venue for our Remembrance Mass did not deter our annual parish celebration


Horsham Parish Mission with Fr Richard Leonard SJ

23 November 2019

Fr Richard will present the Mission program and celebrate and preach at Horsham and Murtoa Parish Masses

Warrnambool East


25 October 2019


Episcopal Ordination of Fr Shane Mackinlay

17 October 2019

Most Rev Shane Mackinlay, Eighth Bishop of Sandhurst, was ordained on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.


175th Anniversary Mass All Saints Parish Portland

9 October 2019

All Saints Parish will celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the first Mass in Portland with a Mass concelebrated by Bishop Paul Bird CSsR and Fr Gregory Tait



1 October 2019

Earlier this year, four teachers from our Parish Schools visited Peru to gain first hand knowledge of the mission supported by The Shared Table Project.


Farewell lunch for Fr Shane

23 September 2019

The parishes of Bungaree and Gordon recently held a combined farewell lunch for Fr Shane Mackinlay.


Fr Shane Mackinlay to be next Bishop of Sandhurst

24 July 2019

Bishop Paul Bird shared the news that Pope Francis has appointed Fr Shane Mackinlay as the new Bishop of Sandhurst. The Episcopal Ordination will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 12.00noon in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo.

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

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Catholic Diocese of Ballarat
5 Lyons Street South
Ballarat, Victoria 3353