Bearers of Christ's Love

Who we are

We exist to make Jesus known and loved in the Illawarra, Macarthur, Southern Highlands and  Shoalhaven.

In discovering the saving love of God, we have a passion for sharing that love.
Our prayer and worship unites us with Jesus and with each other, empowering us to be bearers of Christ’s love.

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Welcome home

"My prayer is that, in our diocese, you encounter and share the love and mercy of the Father, accompanied by a loving community of believers." - Bishop Brian

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Get away from it all

Immersing yourself in a quiet setting can provide the ideal environment for you to focus your attention on listening to God.

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Always connected

CatholicCare provides community services, supporting people to overcome life's challenges, thrive in their relationships, build positive futures and flourish.

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Lighting the way

In our Catholic schools, our students encounter Jesus through an inclusive, holistic and authentic Catholic education.

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A safe community

We are committed to developing and maintaining a safe culture for both children and adults across all areas and activities in the diocese.

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Latest news

Vigil & Funeral Details for Bishop Peter Ingham

Vigil & Funeral Details for Bishop Peter Ingham

Bishop Peter Ingham, Clergy life - April 30, 2024
Vigil & Funeral Details for Bishop Peter Ingham The vigil and funeral details for Bishop Peter Ingham have been announced by Bishop Brian Mascord as...
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Diocese mourns the passing of Bishop Peter Ingham at 83 years of age

Diocese mourns the passing of Bishop Peter Ingham at 83 years of age

Bishop Peter Ingham, Clergy life - April 27, 2024
Peter William Ingham, the fourth bishop of Wollongong, died peacefully in the late evening of 26 April 2024. He was 83 years of age and...
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Embracing the Resurrection: 50 Ways to Embrace Easter

Embracing the Resurrection: 50 Ways to Embrace Easter

Easter 2024, School life, Prayer, Youth and Young Adults - April 2, 2024
“We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our song!” ST POPE JOHN PAUL II  As we celebrate Easter over the next 50 days, we...
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Bishop Brian Mascord’s Easter Message 2024

Bishop Brian Mascord’s Easter Message 2024

Easter 2024, Bishop Brian Mascord - March 30, 2024
“HE IS NOT HERE, FOR HE HAS RISEN, AS HE SAID HE WOULD.” MATTHEW 28:6 Jesus is risen! Alleluia! He rose, just as he said...
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Volunteer position vacant—Chair of the Diocesan Schools Council

Volunteer position vacant—Chair of the Diocesan Schools Council

Catholic education, Jobs - March 28, 2024
  JOB TITLE: Chair of the Diocesan Schools Council EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Volunteer position The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong is seeking a suitably...
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Diocese of Wollongong Chrism Mass 2024

Diocese of Wollongong Chrism Mass 2024

Bishop Brian Mascord - March 27, 2024
Last night Bishop Brian, along with the Diocese of Wollongong joined in celebration of the blessing of the Chrism oils. This celebration of the Eucharist...
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Bishop launches Come and See, Go and Make: A Vision for Parishes

This weekend on the solemnity of Christ the King, Bishop Brian has shared his transformative vision for parishes in the Diocese of Wollongong!

His heartfelt message echoes the beating heart of our communities—the person of Jesus. Come & See, Go & Make: A Vision for Parishes is an inspiring call to encounter Jesus, be transformed, and become disciples.

This weekend, parishes across the Diocese of Wollongong will receive:

Additionally, in December, parishes will receive several worksheet documents that will support communities in the process of prayer, reflection, and discernment in the New Year. Engagement with these activities will be a crucial part of the renewal process in parish communities.

We embark on this journey together, trusting in the goodness and mercy of God who promises, “I know the plans I have for you … plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope” (Jeremiah 29:11).


Upcoming events

Banquet: Pentecost Intensive 2024

May 17, 2024 Banquet: Pentecost Intensive 2024

Men's Events, Women's Events, Missionaries of God's Love, Retreat
Join the MGL Sisters as we discover the depths of God's love through our Banquet Intensive and accept the invitation to radical intimacy with the...
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‘Finding your soulmate without losing your soul” by Jason Evert

May 22, 2024 ‘Finding your soulmate without losing your soul” by Jason Evert

Young Adults, Youth, Vocations
Jason Evert, a Catholic husband, father, author, and founder of Chastity Project, presents "Finding Your Soulmate Without Losing Your Soul." Join Catholic Vocations & Mission...
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Walk for Life

May 24, 2024 Walk for Life

Young Adults, Men's Events, Women's Events, Family, Adoration
We walk to raise PRAYERS for Australia for all life issues - the elimination of abortion, euthanasia, suicide, family breakdown, and to pray for Australia's...
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CBC May 2024 Luncheon

May 31, 2024 CBC May 2024 Luncheon

Forgiveness is the greatest gift you can give yourself! The nation’s heart bled for Leila and Danny Abdallah when a 2020 horror crash involving a...
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Called by Name: UOW Catholic Society Winter Retreat

June 1, 2024 Called by Name: UOW Catholic Society Winter Retreat

Young Adults, Vocations
The UOW Catholic Society invites students and young adults (18-35) to come along to our Winter Retreat Day. The retreat’s theme is "Called by Name"....
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Young Adult Event–Corpus Christi

June 2, 2024 Young Adult Event–Corpus Christi

Young Adults, Youth, Vocations
We are so very excited to announce the first annual Young Adult Corpus Christi Event! We have a truly soul satisfying, beautiful day planned, and...
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Diocese’s Mass for You at Home on national television

The diocese’s weekly television production in partnership with the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference of Mass for You at Home (MFYAH) broadcasts around the country on Network Ten (6am) and Foxtel’s Aurora Channel 173 (10am) each Sunday morning. It is then available to watch on demand on Network Ten’s streaming platform and the new MFYAH website where you can also subscribe to the MFYAH YouTube channel.

This important ministry reaches into people’s homes, hospital beds and prison cells, inviting them to pray along with the priests and other ministers. If you are able to support Mass for You at Home through prayer, promotion or financial support, see below link.

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Behind the scenes with Mass for You at Home

Ever wondered how Mass for You at Home is made? Check out this behind the scenes featurette on the vision behind the ministry and the making of Mass for You at Home including interviews with viewers, the makers of Mass for You at Home from the Diocese of Wollongong, and our very own Bishop Brian Mascord.


Looking for the daily Mass readings?

Step into a profound spiritual journey with our daily Mass readings, guiding you through the Word of God and nurturing your spiritual growth. Taken from the lectionary, these readings span three years, offering a rich tapestry of biblical wisdom to accompany you each day.

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Mass times finder and parish giving on the go with the new DOW App!

Did you know you can set up your parish giving on the new DOW App? It only takes a couple of minutes and then you have full control of your regular and one-off giving to first, second and special parish collections. The App also has an amazing diocesan Mass times finder, daily Mass readings, upcoming diocesan news and events, and links to other important diocesan media and resources. Download now!