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Lay Pastoral Ministry Program


Welcome to the

Lay Pastoral Ministry Program

of the Ballarat Diocese



The Lay Pastoral Ministry Program offers opportunities for
formation, support, study and certification 
for lay pastoral employees
and volunteers in the Ballarat Diocese in partnership with the
Virtual Learning Community, Dayton University.

Information about the Lay Pastoral Ministry Program is in the documents attached below.

Please contact us to talk about your current ministry situation, or what you hope to do, to enable us to assist as you discern your formation pathway.

Documents for download:

 Information for participants in the Lay Pastoral Ministry Program:
Applications for the next study cycle 5 are now open.  New participants wishing to register should  complete the Application Form above. Ongoing participants can register for a subject in Study Cycle 5 by 30 August.

Study Cycles for 2019 are:

  • Cycle 1: Jan 20 - Feb 23 
  • Cycle 2: Mar 10 - Apr 13 
  • Cycle 3: Jun 2 - Jul 6 
  • Cycle 4: Jul 21 - Aug 24 
  • Cycle 5: Sep 8 - Oct 12 Registrations open 24 July - 23 Aug 2019
  • Cycle 6: Oct 27 - Nov 30 Registrations open 11 Sep - 12 Oct 2019

New short 3 week subject available each Cycle from June 2
     *Ministering in Times of Scandals and Divisions

You can find details of each subject (course) here

Access the Diocesan Resource Centre Catalogue here 

For more information please contact:

Lay Pastoral Ministry Program Facilitator
Ph: 5337 7125
or email:






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