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Catholic Mission

Catholic Mission is the Australian arm of the Catholic Church’s global mission aid agency in a worldwide network known as the Pontifical Mission Societies. For more than 185 years Catholic Mission has been working to achieve ‘Life for all’ in more than 160 countries.

Catholic Mission has three regular giving programs to sustain the work of the Church around the world.
Propagation of the Faith - click for more information

Children's Mission - click for more information

St Peter Apostle - click for more information

Three Main areas of the work of Catholic Mission


The first is the Church, where we foster local church leadership.  
We train and assist local leaders in their own communities.

The second area is essentially the Communities, where we partner with local church communities.  
Every day people in these communities cope with everything from extreme poverty, HIV/AIDS, to persecution from military dictatorships.

The third area of work is with Children. We feed, nourish, immunise, educate and care for children all over the world, regardless of race or creed.
All donations received via your use of the Gift Registry are allocated to relevant Catholic Mission projects around the world.

Regular giving programs of Catholic Mission’s work for children, for promoting local religious leaders, and for partnering with overseas communities and churches.


World Mission Month 2016 Papua New Guinea Powerpoint here.

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"One Heart Many Voices” Mission Conference 2017

If you are passionate about mission and/or serve in a leadership role in an agency, organisation, community or parish, this conference is for you!  Click here for Conference flyer


Prayer for Rescue Workers in the disaster areas 


Merciful Father,

we commend to your safe keeping all who work to bring rescue and relief, especially the rescue team, police, paramedics, medical personnel and volunteers, all who are helping in this major disaster.  Give them courage in danger, skill in difficulty, and compassion in service.  Sustain them with bodily strength and calmness of mind that they may perform their work to the well-being of those in need so that lives may be saved and communities restored.    Amen


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Children Mission Partners
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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