Lay Pastoral Ministry Program

Welcome to the Lay Pastoral Ministry Program of the Ballarat Diocese

The Lay Pastoral Ministry Program offers opportunities for formation, support, study and certification for lay pastoral employees and volunteers in the Ballarat Diocese in partnership with the Virtual Learning Community, Dayton University.

Information about the Lay Pastoral Ministry Program is in the documents attached below.

Please contact us to talk about your current ministry situation, or what you hope to do, to enable us to assist as you discern your formation pathway.

Documents for download:

Information for participants in the Lay Pastoral Ministry Program:
New participants wishing to register to study in the Lay Pastoral Ministry Program should complete the Application Form above. Registrations for Study Cycle 7, which begins October 18, are open now until October 12 for new and returning participants.

Remaining Study Cycles for 2020:

You can find details of each subject (course) here

Dates for 2021 Study Cycles:

For more information please contact:

Lay Pastoral Ministry Program Facilitator
Djurdja Klaric
Ph: 5337 7121
email: djurdja.klaric@ballarat.catholic.org.au