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“Word of Encouragement”

20 May 2020

The Catholic Bishops of Australia finished their plenary meeting recently and with that have issued a statement entrusting Australia, during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, to the protection of Mary Help of Christians on her upcoming feast day. The bishops have also penned a “Word of Encouragement” to the Catholic people of Australia in light of the pandemic, which can be read here.

A prayer card can be accessed here.


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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PO Box 576
Ballarat, Victoria 3353

Phone +61 3 5337 7111

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