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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:

    * Ballarat Youth & Young Adult Ministry Network 
    * ACYF 2017
    * WYD 201
    * Year of Youth 2018 

    * Vision for Youth
    * Regular Youth Events

    * Youth & Social Justice
    * Resources
    * Music & Videos

Year of Youth


 2018 is the Year of Youth in Australia 

Open New Horizons for Spreading Joy

3 December 2017 until 25 November 2018


Gospel Good News                               

Advent 2 - Year B - Mark 1:1-8.

St Mark begins his Gospel with words from the prophet Isaiah to introduce us to John the Baptist – “a messenger” who will “prepare the way.” And then that vivid image that calls through time, resonating with our current age, with our own lives: “A voice cries in the wilderness: prepare a way for the Lord, make his paths straight.”  John the Baptist preached repentance and baptised those who chose to turn away from negativity.  John knew he was the not the headline act.  He said: “Someone is following me” and “I am not fit to kneel down and undo his sandals.”  And then the amazing information – John baptises with water, but he’s preparing for someone who will baptise us with the Holy Spirit.  We reflect on the amazing concept of the Holy Spirit. 

Online Bible:          

Mass Readings and Information - App: Universalis


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

Are you leading a Parish Youth Group or planning to start one? Lots of 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
Youth and Young Adult Ministry
PO Box 576
Ph: 5337 7125
Mobile:  0427 748 867
Facebook: Catholic Youth Ministry Ballarat
Email:  Youth 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