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Joy Spreading and Videos

Joy Spreading is an informal gathering of young people to listen to a guest speaker, talk together about faith and other matters, and to socialise.  It started in the Year of Youth and continued in parishes round the diocese.  When COVID-19 restrictions allow, we encourage you to hold a Joy Spreading gathering in your area.  If you are not able to organise a guest speaker in person, below is a selection of videos of wonderful speakers to get the conversation going at your Joy Spreading event.  

Experiencing The Joy Of God - (Excerpt) - Sr Hilda Scott OSB

The full version can be seen here

Laura from xt3 explains the Lord's Prayer (the Our Father) - for new and long-time Catholics

Steve Angrisano
available on iTunes including Mass of a Joyful Heart (Mass setting)
"Go Make a Difference" 

Genevieve Bryant available on iTunes and free music download:

Matt Maher
Newest Release "Echoes" Will Bring You Hope



My Story: A Documentary - Fr Rob Galea.

Rob Galea is a singer-songwriter, a global performer, a youth advocate... and a Catholic priest! A year in the making, this is a documentary about Fr Rob Galea's ministry in the fourth year of his Catholic priesthood. What an extraordinary example of using one's gifts and talents to serve God.


Meet Me in the Middle of the Air - Paul Kelly, inspired by Psalm 23.


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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