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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. 

New Responsorial Psalms for Year A

Click here for more information from Willow Publishing.


Australian Pastoral Musicians Network Conference 2017

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


Lent Year A 2017

Penitential Service and Stations of the Cross
Fr Gary Jones has prepared a Lenten Communal Penance Service and Stations of the Cross and has kindly offered this for use in parishes.  Both documents are available from the resources section of the diocesan website.

Columban Mission Institute Lenten resource, "The Grace of Earth."  Click here for website.

Evangelisation Brisbane 2017 Lent Program, "Up from the Waters" is available here.  There are also free resources to download here.

Diocese of Wollongong, "Hope - Lenten Program 2017" is available here.


Archbishop's Office for Evangelisation (Melbourne) 2017 Lenten Program, "Opening our Hearts and Minds" and other resources are available here. 


Catholic Leaders Religious Institute (NSW)  Lenten Carbon Fast 2017 calendar is available here.


Diocese of Broken Bay:  Bishops from across Australia will be offering weekly Sunday Gospel reflections online as part of a new Lenten resource, available here.


Radiant Light:  Sarah Hart and Stephen Curtis will be in Australia presenting a number of concerts, music workshops, and youth rallies, as well as facilitating school retreats and staff development days. A key component to their schedule will be offering a program for Catholic secondary school students focusing on male/female spirituality – experienced through scripture, input, discussion, music, song, story and multimedia – highlighted through the life and ministry of Jesus. Click here for website.


Journey 2 Christ:  'Journey2Christ’ will give the young people in your community a fully inclusive Lenten experience like no other! Each unique presentation will be a high-energy event that will enable participants to enter more deeply into the 40-day journey that comes to fullness in the refreshing waters of Easter. All you need is a venue! The 'Journey2Christ’ team will do the rest! All events include great music, songs, prayer, story, multi-media, and the performing and creative arts – centred on the 2017 Lenten journey.  Click here for website.





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