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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, Joy+ Festival, Joy Spreading 
    * World Youth Day 2019
    * Music Ministry  New!

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

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


 2018 is the Year of Youth in Australia 

Open New Horizons for Spreading Joy

This Week's Gospel Good News                               

20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B - John 6:51-58.

St John’s gospel continues direct from last week, our third gospel reading about Jesus as the bread of life.  Again the people are arguing with each other.  They do not understand, they are taking Jesus literally, ‘How can this man give us his flesh to eat?’  But Jesus is speaking at a more powerful level.  He is talking about the essence of life, and having Jesus as God, ‘the Son of Man’, as a living part of us. “I tell you most solemnly, if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink his blood, you will not have life in you.”  Jesus is talking about the hope and love that can fill us and feed us when we open ourselves to being transformed by Jesus, “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood live in me and I live in them.”   We remember and celebrate this in the Eucharist.  And it’s something we can feel and know always.  We reflect on Jesus living within us.

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: Catholic Youth Ministry 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