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Liturgy Resources

Information regarding Diocesan Liturgical guidelines and policies - click here


Liturgy Resource for Schools

Together at One Altar website, developed by the National Catholic Education Commission, is a resource for school aged children in years F-12 in Australia to develop their formation in the Eucharist and assist their full, active and conscious participation in the Eucharist.  Click here to go to the website.


2017 Religious Education Liturgical Calendar 

Members of the Ballarat Catholic Education Office have provided a Religious Education Liturgical Calendar for 2017.  Click here for calendar.


Catholic Worship Book II

The new Catholic Worship Book II will be the official liturgical music resource for the Catholic Church in Australia.  Click here for more information.


Mass Planning Resources

  • LiturgyHelp is a unique internet subscription service, fully authorised by the Catholic Church to publish official liturgical texts online. It provides easy access for parishes, schools and other Catholic communities to the wealth of the Church’s liturgical texts.  Click here for website

  • St Paul's Missal available from St Paul's Publications.  Click here for website.

  • Ordo available from Liturgy Brisbane.  Click here for website.


Kids’ Sunday Liturgy

Brisbane Liturgy have produced a new online resource designed to assist parishes in preparing and celebrating authentic children’s Liturgy of the Word on Sundays.  For each Sunday there is a complete liturgy including the Sunday gospel from the Children’s lectionary, a take-home activity sheet, suggested music from Michael Mangan’s Litmus Productions with a free embedded Gospel acclamation,  a drama strategy for Gospel reflection,  curated YouTube films.  There are three licence options available – parishes, schools, individuals.  Included with every Parish Licence are 200 free activity sheet covers, posted to the parish address.  Click here for a sample Kids' Sunday LiturgyClick here for a sample Take Home Activity Sheet.  Click here to view the How-To-Guide.


Faith Circles

A free resource from the Diocese of Wollongong for Parish Prayer & Discussions groups. Click here for more details.

LabOra Marriage

Liturgy Brisbane have produced a resource called LabOra Marriage - a program designed to help couples, parishes and priests prepare Catholic wedding liturgies quickly, accurately and simply!  Click here to go to the Liturgy Brisbane website.


Sharing the Word

Sharing the Word is a free E-Library of educational resources for Catholic Ministry.  Sharing the Word is an ongoing project of Catholic Mission Australia and includes full texts of over 8000 open source ebooks, periodicals, podcasts and church documents.  It is free and available at

Australian Pastoral Musicians Network Conference 2019

APMN Conference will be held in Melbourne from October 3-5, 2019 and hosted by the four Victorian diocese.


Social Justice Statement 2018 - Prayers of the Faithful

Click here for draft Prayers of the Faithful based on the Australian Bishops' Conference Social Justice Sunday Statement on the economy, provided by Ballarat Diocesan Social Justice Commission.  You may wish to consider the inclusion of one each week/fortnight throughout the year. The numbers indicate the pages in the Statement which contain the texts on which the draft prayers are based.


Advent Resources (Year B)

The Melbourne Archbishop's Office for Evangelsation have a number of Advent resources on their website including the 22 day retreat, "Watching and Waiting". (click here).

Weekly Reflections for the Season of Advent are also from the Melbourne Archbishop's Office for Evangelsation website (click here).

Chosen:  Daily Advent and Christmas Reflections 2017 from the Diocese of Wollongong.  Click here for sample.  More information is available from their website


Advent Awakenings is a four-session faith-sharing experience grounded in the Sunday Gospel readings.   Click here for further information.


Liturgy Brisbane provides resources for preparing for the season of Advent in the parish, at school and at home.  Click here for further information.


XT3 Advent Calendar has a door open daily from December 3 - January 7.  Click here for more information and to download calendar.

Click here for RCIA resources





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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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