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Parish News


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.

Warrnambool East


22 July 2019

Warrnambool West & Dennington

St John's Primary School Dennington - 100 years

3 June 2019

Save the date - March 22, 2020

Warrnambool East

Statement of Commitment

22 May 2019

Warrnambool East

Code of Conduct

22 May 2019

Warrnambool East

Child Safety Policy

22 May 2019

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