Youth and Young Adult Ministry

The Ballarat Diocese supports youth and young adults in their journey of Christian faith.

Want to stop modern slavery & human trafficking?

Ministerial Grant Acknowledges Work of ACRATH – ACRATHACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans) works tirelessly to inform and empower us to take action against the modern slavery and human trafficking that is occurring right here on home soil.  ACRATH supplies free resources to help us make informed decisions about the products we buy, fair trade and ethically sourced materials in our schools.  Every year ACRATH works to raise awareness of forced marriage and human trafficking and this year, like many others, ACRATH has had a tough time!  ACRATH’s 2021 calendar is now available.  This calendar is not only handy to have because it outlines all of the important dates for the year, but it also lists practical ways we can get involved and be a part of the solution.  To date ACRATH have sold the calendar for $10.00.  However this year they acknowledge that many are directly affected by COVID-19 and are giving the calendars to us for free.  If you wish you can show your support by making a donation or ordering a calendar by emailing your name and home or work/school address to Dr Rachel Smith or  by completing  the order form.  You may wish to order a dozen copies for your workplace – just ask!  Please support this important work.

Scripture of the Week

Access the Gospel and weekly readings here.

Online Bible:

Mass Readings and Information – Apps: Laudate or Universalis


Are you leading a Parish Youth Group or planning to start one? Find useful and necessary information under the Resources link here.

The Ballarat Diocese Lay Pastoral Ministry Program offers online subjects in Youth & Pastoral Ministry.

Integrity in the Service of the Church

A core document for those working in the church (volunteers or paid).  Good resource for Youth Ministry team. Download here.

Ballarat Diocese Youth and Young Adult Ministry

For more information, please contact:

Diocesan Youth & Young Adult Ministry