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Social Justice Statement

Social Justice Statements

Released in September every 


Social Justice Statement 2017-2018

‘Everyone’s Business: Developing an inclusive and sustainable economy’.

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A Place at the Table:

Social Justice in an ageing society.

Social Justice Statement

2016 - 2017 Social Justice Statement celebrates the value, dignity and significant contributions of older people to the life of the community. In solidarity with all generations, older people have a rightful place in the heart of community life.

More information can be found here.


For further details about current and previous Social Justice Statements, visit the ACSJC website: or call (02) 8306 3499.

Archived Social Justice Statements since 2007 are available for access and can also be downloaded from this site. 



Prayers of the Faithful

The Diocesan Social Justice Commission, with the assistance of the Bishop, has drafted prayers of the faithful which are based on the Australian Catholic Bishops' Social Justice Statement for this year, for use in parishes throughout the year.  Click here for prayers.







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