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Sacraments of Initiation



Forgiveness Is Logo


Forgiveness Is...:  Parish and parents resources for the preparation of children for the first reception of the Sacrament of Penance.



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Let the Children Come:  Family based preparation program for the Sacraments of Initiation - Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist



Turn Around Logo

Turn Around!  Reconciliation program for senior primary students for the reception of the Sacrament of Penance.




Sacraments of Initiation Policy Cover


Policy Statement for the Sacraments of Initation for Children is available from the members section of this website.



Other documents available from the members section of the website:

  • Pastoral / Liturgical suggestions for the reception of the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist
  • Rite of the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation within Mass
  • Rite of the Celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation outside Mass
  • Combined Rite of the Celebration of the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist

All programs are available from the Pastoral Ministry Office, ph. 5337 7159 or email
All orders placed are to be collected from the Office.  

Click here for order form.


Guidelines for the CelebrationCover Disability Guidelines
of the Sacraments with
People with Disability

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has launched "Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments for People with Disability."   Click here for more information.

Copies of these guidelines have been distrubted to parishes and schools in the diocese.  Additional copies may be purchased from the Australian Catholic Bishops Commission online shop 



The following items are available for purchase from the Catholic Development Fund, ph. 5337 7168 or email

  • Stoles (with or without fringing)
  • Trifold certificates (with plastic cover)
  • Reconciliation Symbols
  • Eucharist Symbols
  • Confirmation Symbols





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