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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   Updated!  
    * Gospel News updated weekly ... scroll down


 2018 is the Year of Youth in Australia 

Open New Horizons for Spreading Joy

This Week's Gospel Good News                               

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year B - Mark 10:35-45.

This Gospel is a vital one for our understanding of Jesus and his message.  When a couple of the disciples are talking as if they see themselves as seriously special, Jesus takes the opportunity to explain about true leadership.  It’s not about “lording it over people,” he tells them, “this is not to happen among you. No; anyone who wants to become great among you must be your servant.”  And then he gives himself as the example and the reason, “For the Son of Man himself did not come to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” We reflect on leading by serving others.

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