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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:

The final study cycle for 2017 has now closed. The first study cycle for 2018 will begin January 14. Closing date to register for a subject in this cycle will be Friday January 5, 2018.

Study Cycles for 2018 are:

  • Cycle 1: Jan 14 – Feb 17
  • Cycle 2: April 8 – May 12
  • Cycle 3: May 27 –June 30
  • Cycle 4: July 15 – August 18
  • Cycle 5: September 2 – October 6
  • Cycle 6: October 21 – November 24

For more information please contact:

Amanda Smith,
Lay Pastoral Ministry Program Facilitator,
Ph: 5337 7125 or 0427 748 867 or





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