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Youth and Young Adult Ministry

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

Youth survey


Click these links for more info:

    * Ballarat Youth & Young Adult Ministry 
    * ACYF 2017
    * WYD 201
    * Year of Youth 2018 (includes Youth Survey)

    * Vision for Youth
    * Regular Youth Events

    * Youth & Social Justice
    * Resources
    * Music & Videos

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The Ascension of the Lord- Year A - Matthew 28:16-20.

Two readings from scripture this week tell us of Jesus’ final moments on earth before he ascends to God his father in heaven.  Jesus has been appearing to his disciples since his crucifixion.  Those who doubted that he was the one anointed by God as the Messiah or Christ, became believers when he appeared before them.  In St Matthew’s Gospel Jesus appears in Galilee at the mountain.  He commissions them to go out to “all nations”, baptising and teaching.  He says to them, “And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.”  The Acts of the Apostles (a continuation of St Luke’s Gospel) is the only place in scripture where the actual Ascension is described.  Jesus says, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and then you will be my witnesses … to the ends of the earth.”   As Jesus said this “he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him from their sight.”  We reflect on being a witness.

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 748867
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