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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.
  • "Living Liturgy" is a valuable resource produced by Sophy Morley, Diocese of Sale, that assists with the preparation of liturgies.  Subscription form is available here. 


Faith Circles

A new 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.





The website for the national RCIA organisation, Christian Initiation Australia Network (CIAN), has had a major revision and redesign.

Click here for website
Click here for the latest CIAN Network News

Team RCIA is another website providing resources for new and experienced RCIA teams.  Click here for website.


"Enjoy the Good News:  A New Testament Guide"  written by Alan Hogan, hopes to give people an introduction to the New Testament and may be helpful for those engaged in the RCIA process.  Click here for flyer.

"Meditations on the Creed:  'I Believe…Help my Unbelief'"
The Melbourne Archdiocesan Office for Evangelisation has produced a new resource which provides an opportunity to reflect on the words in our Creed - the summary of our Catholic beliefs - in the context of the contemporary world.  Each of the 22 articles is followed by questions for personal or group enrichment.  This could be used as Year of Mercy reflections or even as part of RCIA and is suitable for parish or classroom use, with small or large groups, within one or over several session.  Copies can be downloaded from their website. 


Initiation of Secondary Students
"Walk With Me" is a resource designed by the Diocese of Sale specifically for secondary students in their journey towards Initiation in the Catholic Church. Walk With Me is based on the Church’s Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and assists those who accompany young people on their faith journey. It provides parishes and schools with theological background, detailed outlines and notes for weekly gatherings, references to the Church’s rites, links to online resources, explanations of the Rites, links to the rituals of the RCIA, blessing prayers, glossary and much more. Click here for further information.


New Responsorial Psalms for Year A

Click here for more information from Willow Publishing.



Migrant & Refugee Week August 21-27, 2017

"Child Migrants, the Vulnerable and the Voiceless" resource kits and posters have been distributed to parishes and schools.  Click here for the Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office.


National Pastoral Planners Conference

"Vine & Branches: Yearning to Belong" - September 4-7, 2017 in Melbourne. This conference will be an opportunity for clergy, pastoral associates and pastoral planners to reflect upon the signs of the time and move forward with hope. Click here for flyer.


Child Protection Sunday 2017

In response to a request from Pope Francis, the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference has set aside Sunday, September 10, 2017, Child Protection Sunday, as a Day of Prayer and Penance for Victims and Survivors of Sexual Abuse.  Click here for resources, which have been provided by the National Committee for Professional Standards



Australian Pastoral Musicians Network Conference 2017

The third APMN Conference "Sing with Joy" will be held in Perth from October 5-7, 2017.  Click here for flyer.






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

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Ballarat, Victoria 3353