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PROCLAIM Conference 2018 - Sponsorship Opportunity

12 February 2018

This exciting conference will engage parishes in an ongoing conversation focusing on Leadership, Culture Change, Young People, Belonging and Evangelisation. This conversation will draw together over 500 participants from across Australia for keynote presentations, facilitated conversation sessions, peer learning, expert discussion panels and future visionary planning. Keynote speakers include Cardinal John Dew (Archdiocese of Wellington, New Zealand), Ms Lana Turvey-Collins (Plenary Council 2020 Facilitator), Ron Huntley (Divine Renovation – Canada), and host of PROCLAIM 2018 Archbishop Mark Coleridge (Archdiocese of Brisbane).

The Diocesan Foundation has offered sponsorship for six people from the diocese (two from each zone) to attend the PROCLAIM 2018 Conference in Brisbane from July 12-14 ( 

If you are interested in attending, please complete the application form (here), addressing the selection criteria, and return this to the Pastoral Ministry Office by Friday, February 16, 2018.

For any enquiries, please contact the Pastoral Ministry Office, ph. 5337 7159 or email

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

All Enquiries

PO Box 576
Ballarat, Victoria 3353

Phone +61 3 5337 7111

Where to find us

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