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Liturgy Formation 2018

The Diocesan Liturgical Commission will continue presenting Liturgy Formation sessions in the diocese in 2018.  Thank you to the parishes who are hosting these days:

Birchip – May 27, 2018
Ararat – June 24, 2018
Hamilton – July 29, 2018

Program for the day:
10.30am                     Mass celebrated by Bishop Paul Bird CSsR
12.00noon                  Welcome
12.05pm                     Introduction by Bishop Paul “Pastoral Care”

                                      Australian Catholic Youth Festival Representative – 
                                      Experience of Liturgy at the Festival

1.00pm                        Lunch – will be supplied by parish
1.45pm – 2.45pm     Workshop
2.45pm – 3.45pm     Workshop
3.45pm – 4.30pm     Plenary & Prayer of the Church


Workshops: The workshops are offered twice so participants can choose two of the three:

  • Launch of the Guidelines for the Use of Visual Display Systems in Liturgical Celebrations:  In many of our Ballarat diocesan churches, we are fortunate to have visual display systems. However, as with anything new being added to something very old, we sometimes need to explore how to meld the two together and ensure that those gathered in prayer are able to participate fully, consciously and actively in the liturgy being celebrated.
  • Prayerful Engagement with Scripture in the Liturgy:  This workshop responds to Vatican II’s invitation to all of us to engage more closely with Scripture, whether we are proclaiming the Word, listening to the Word or preparing for the Liturgy. This workshop will look at the role of Scripture in the Liturgy and how we can engage with Scripture in a prayerful way.
  • RCIA:  On overview of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and the role of the parish.

Click here for a copy of the registration form or register below:





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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PO Box 576
Ballarat, Victoria 3353

Phone +61 3 5337 7111

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