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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 
    * Australian Catholic Youth Festival
    * World Youth Day 201
    * Youth Social Justice Slavery free Chocolate
    * Year of Youth 2018 

    * Vision for Youth
    * Regular Youth Events

    * Resources
    * Music & Videos
    * xt3 Lent Calendar Download the app


Year of Youth

 2018 is the Year of Youth in Australia 

Open New Horizons for Spreading Joy

3 December 2017 - 25 November 2018


Gospel Good News                               

1st Sunday of Lent - Year B - Mark 1:12-15

Lent has started.  Straight after Jesus is baptised by John when “the Spirit descended like a dove”, St Mark tells us that “the Spirit drove Jesus out into the wilderness.” There Jesus is tested for forty days.  He is tempted by Satan.  Jesus was “with the wild beasts” and “the angels looked after him.” Jesus is human, he experiences temptation, but with the help of God (through the angels sent by God) he is able to resist because he was “looked after.” St Mark is in a hurry to tell the story of Jesus and goes straight to Galilee where Jesus “proclaimed the Good News from God” telling people that “the kingdom of God is close at hand.” We reflect on temptation, and the strength of the kingdom of God.

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? 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
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