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.

Find a retreat centre

Go and do likewise

Inspired by the healing ministry of Jesus, CatholicCare reaches out to the whole community, providing social, emotional and practical support for life's journey.

Do you need support?

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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Come home from Christmas this year!

Experience the sacred this Christmas at one of over 50 churches in the diocese celebrating Christmas Masses as well as the Sacrament of Reconciliation in the lead-up to Christmas. Use our special Christmas Mass and Reconciliation times finder to search for times near you. You can also find times by browsing our parishes, non-English speaking communities and religious communities pages.

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Latest news


The Way—Advent and Christmas Reflections 2019 on sale now!

We are pleased to announce that we are now taking orders for The Way—Advent and Christmas Reflections 2019. The Way is an 84-page pocket-size book containing beautiful artworks and spiritually rich daily reflections from the beginning of Advent (1 December 2019) through to the Baptism of the Lord (12 January 2020). Features seven new highly acclaimed international contributors! Buy today before they all sell out. Bulk pricing starts from only $3 per copy!

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We “give thanks” for your practical support

There are many ways that you can enable the mission and vision of the diocese. One way is to consider a gift. A gift that will teach, serve, help and heal.

Give today