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Youth and Young Adult Ministry


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

Click these links for more info:

    * Year of Youth 2018 and other Youth events
    * Hearing your voices! - Plenary Council  New! 
    * World Youth Day 2019
    * Music Ministry 

    * Youth Social Justice
    * Ballarat Youth & Young Adult Ministry Network
    * Vision for Youth
    * Youth Events in Parishes

    * Resources 
    * Videos 
    * Australian Catholic Youth Festival 
    * Gospel News updated weekly ... scroll down


World Day of Peace - Please pray for Peace on 1 January 

This Week's Gospel Good News                               

Advent 3 - Year C - Luke 3:10-18.

“A feeling of expectancy had grown among the people”, in the people who were listening to John the Baptist, and in us on our journey of preparation for Christmas.  The people ask, “What must we do?” and John gives direct answers – share what you have, act fairly, be gentle, choose peace.  John then tells them he is not the Messiah, he is just preparing the way.  And John uses sweeping biblical imagery to describe “someone who is coming.”  This person “will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” The words are meant to confront us, to open our ears, to guide us to the “Good News.” We reflect on “What must we do?”

Online Bible:          

Mass Readings and Information - Apps: Laudate or Universalis


Youth and Young Adult Ministry contact info:
At bottom of this page

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

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

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.

For more information, please contact:

Amanda Smith
Ph: 5337 7125
Mobile:  0427 748 867
Email:  Youth Ballarat 

Ballarat Diocese Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Amanda Smith
Patrick Kennedy
Noeline Hogan

PO Box 576

facebook YM Ballarat 






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