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Liturgy Formation Sessions 2017

25 June 2017

The Diocesan Liturgical Commission will be presenting Liturgy Formation sessions in the diocese in 2017 and will be introducing the Diocesan Sacramental Program, “Let the Children Come”.

Prior to these workshops, Bishop Paul will celebrate Mass:

June 25:  Colac Parish (Mass at 11.00am)

July 9:  Ballarat Cathedral Parish (Mass at 10.30am)

July 23:  Warrnambool Parish (Mass at 10.30am)

Program for the day:

12.00noon                   Welcome

12.05pm                      Introduction by Bishop Paul

                                       Introduction of Diocesan Sacramental Program,
                                       “Let the Children Come”

1.00pm                         Lunch – will be supplied by parish

1.45pm – 2.45pm       Workshop

2.45pm – 3.45pm       Workshop

3.45pm                          Plenary

4.15pm                          Prayer of the Church


Funeral Ministry Workshop will be presented over the two workshop sessions:

Funeral Ministry:  This workshop will consist of a detailed presentation of resources for use for those involved in funeral ministry, and for those wishing to learn more about it. Website links and some hard copy material will be available to participants.


Diocesan Sacraments of Initiation Program and Formation for Lectors workshops are offered twice so participants can attend both:

Diocesan Sacraments of Initiation Program, “Let the Children Come”:  In this session we will look at the key features of the recently revised booklets in the “Let the Children Come” collection, to help us in preparing children for the sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.

Formation for Lectors:  The ministry of Lector (often called reader) is that of proclaiming the Word of God. The quality of the proclamation determines whether the assembly is helped or hindered in its listening to the Word. This workshop will explore the practicalities of proclaiming the Word.

Click here for a copy of the program for Colac.
Click here for a copy of the program for Ballarat Cathedral.
Click here for a copy of the program for Warrnambool.

Register below or download the registration form 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