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The Diocesan Vocations Committee have been meeting to reflect on ways to continue promoting vocations to the priesthood and religious life.

We recognise that all vocations in the Church find their origin in the shared priesthood of the faithful conferred at baptism. We seek to raise awareness of the various vocations within the life of the Church, inclusive of marriage and the single life, whilst retaining a particular emphasis on priesthood and religious life.

Click here for some materials that may be of assistance in raising awareness of a vocation:

  • Notice for the Parish Bulletin regarding a Vocations Retreat Day.
  • Prayers of the Faithful which might be of assistance at Masses.
  • Snippets from Pope Francis’ Message to Young People at the World Youth Day Vigil Gathering in Poland.

Copies of this information, along with prayer cards, have been sent to all parishes and secondary schools.


Diocesan Vocations Committee Membership:

Bishop Paul Bird CSsR, Sr Pam Barlow RSM, Fr Peter Hendriks MSC, Mr John Meneely, Sr Paula Asiasiau CSN, Fr Neville Stanislaus, Fr Matthew Thomas, Mrs Sonia Walker, Fr Ed Moloney.



Considering religious life?

Considering priesthood?

Please contact Diocesan Vocations Director:

Fr Ed Moloney 

Email:  Fr Ed Moloney








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

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Ballarat, Victoria 3353

Phone +61 3 5337 7111

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Catholic Diocese of Ballarat
5 Lyons Street South
Ballarat, Victoria 3353