Youth and Young Adult Ministry

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


NEW.. Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Network

A new national body – the Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Network – is set to foster and support leaders in Australia’s Catholic youth ministry community. Officially launched on October 18, the Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Network will support youth ministry leaders and provide national leadership and opportunities for collaboration within a diverse, faith-filled culture of authentic, lived ministry with young people and the broader Church. The Australian Network of Diocesan Youth Ministry Coordinators has developed into the Australian Catholic Youth Ministry Network at the invitation of the Bishops Commission for Evangelisation, Laity and Ministry and is open to all involved in youth and young adult ministry. Whether that be through the Diocese, parish, school, community, ministry, movement or organisation.

Watch the LAUNCH here or visit the website here.




We are excited to share with you ‘Youth PATHWAYS’.

This booklet, produced by the Catholic Diocese of Ballarat, and distributed to school leavers around the Diocese, outlines opportunities to assist Young Adults on their faith journey.

It includes information about a variety of youth ministry and young adult
activities, as well as details on faith formation, social justice and outreach

Click the image to view the booklet.


Recent events:

World Youth Day 1-6 Aug 2023 – see more here


Future Events:

Australian Catholic Youth Festival ACYF now in 2025 – more info here


Click these links for more info:

Sydney Catholic Youth have some helpful online resources available here

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