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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

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20th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A - Matthew 15:21-28.

It’s a sensational event in the life of Jesus, where he realises he’s made a mistake and grows in his self-understanding. The woman was not an Israelite and Jesus at that time believed his mission was with the people of Israel.  Then, as now, people from other places and religions were treated differently, often seen as less deserving of help.  Jesus had grown up with that attitude, he even uses contrasting images of children and dogs when talking about how different they were.  But the woman from Canaan challenged him, and he changed his mind because of what she said. In effect, she told him she was capable of understanding who he was, the “son of David” or Messiah, anointed by God. And Jesus accepted her faith and helped her daughter. We reflect on Jesus who listens to all who speak to him.

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