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Youth and Young Adult Ministry

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

Gospel Good News                               

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A - Matthew 13:44-52.

Jesus continues telling us in images what God’s kingdom is like.  The kingdom of heaven is everywhere – it’s the world of ‘here and now’, precious and amazing! Connecting with God’s world is like finding treasure.  Valuable and beautiful, you want to have God as part of your life for always.  And Jesus tells us that connecting with God’s world also means looking inwards.  We can find things inside us that are “both old and new”. Jesus doesn’t say one is better than the other – what’s important is that we don’t keep them hidden away. We reflect on valuing ourselves and the treasure of God.

Online Bible:          

Mass Readings and Information - App: Universalis

Open to all - Synod Questionnaire about Youth, Faith and Discernment
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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