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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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).

VISION DOCUMENTPRINCIPLES & FOUNDATIONS DOCUMENTGOING DEEPER DOCUMENT

Latest news

Position vacant—Diocesan Youth Ministry Leader

Position vacant—Diocesan Youth Ministry Leader

Youth and Young Adults, Jobs - January 31, 2024
  JOB TITLE: Diocesan Youth Ministry Leader EMPLOYER: Office of the Bishop (OOB) DEPARTMENT: Office of Renewal and Evangelisation (ORE) EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time MANAGER:...
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Bishop Brian Mascord’s Christmas Message 2023

Bishop Brian Mascord’s Christmas Message 2023

Christmas, Bishop Brian Mascord - December 19, 2023
My sisters and brothers in Christ and to all people of goodwill in the Diocese of Wollongong, Grace, peace, and a very happy Christmas to...
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Position vacant—CCD / SRE Administration & Support Officer

Position vacant—CCD / SRE Administration & Support Officer

Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Jobs - December 13, 2023
JOB TITLE: CCD / SRE Administration & Support Officer EMPLOYER: Office of the Bishop DEPARTMENT: Office of Renewal and Evangelisation EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time LOCATION:Xaiver...
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Position vacant—Safeguarding Support Officer

Position vacant—Safeguarding Support Officer

Professional standards and safeguarding, Jobs - November 1, 2023
    JOB TITLE: Safeguarding Support Officer JOB TYPE: Full time EMPLOYER: Catholic Diocese of Wollongong DEPARTMENT: Office of the Bishop (OOB): Office of Professional...
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Position vacant—Parish Secretary/Office Administrator (Bowral)

Position vacant—Parish Secretary/Office Administrator (Bowral)

Parish life, Jobs - October 11, 2023
  JOB TITLE: Parish Secretary/Office Administrator EMPLOYER: Corpus Christi Catholic Parish, Mittagong/Bowral Corpus Christi Catholic Parish in Mittagong/Bowral is advertising for the position of secretary/office...
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Join the 2023 Season of Creation

Join the 2023 Season of Creation

Liturgy - September 1, 2023
An Invitation to Join the 2023 Season of Creation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgAbavjkTik The Season of Creation is the annual Christian celebration to listen and respond together to...
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Upcoming events

CCD Level 1 Catechist Course – Campbelltown

February 9, 2024 CCD Level 1 Catechist Course – Campbelltown

CCD
The Level 1 course is mandatory for all new SRE catechists (teachers and helpers). Experienced catechists are also welcome to attend to refresh skills and...
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CCD Level 1 Catechist Course – Wollongong

February 12, 2024 CCD Level 1 Catechist Course – Wollongong

CCD
The Level 1 course is mandatory for all new SRE catechists (teachers and helpers). Experienced catechists are also welcome to attend to refresh skills and...
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MGL Sisters Consecrated Life Weekend

March 1, 2024 MGL Sisters Consecrated Life Weekend

Women's Events, Missionaries of God's Love, Retreat
Join the MGL Sisters for the Consecrated Life Weekend Discernment Retreat. A time for single women aged 16-35 to listen for the voice of Jesus,...
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Compass: Catholic Family Camping Weekend

March 15, 2024 Compass: Catholic Family Camping Weekend

Family, Retreat, Parish life, Adult formation
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhdWd-DTY1k REGISTER NOW The Office of Renewal and Evangelisation is really excited to be running again the Compass: Catholic Family Camping Weekend on 15–17...
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Women’s Lenten Retreat Day: Christ our Firm Foundation

March 16, 2024 Women’s Lenten Retreat Day: Christ our Firm Foundation

Men's Events, Women's Events, Youth, Community & Development, Retreat
Women of all ages are invited to join the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia for a Lenten Retreat Day, focussing on renewing the foundations of...
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Unveiling the Mysteries of Holy Week: A Young Adult Gathering

March 23, 2024 Unveiling the Mysteries of Holy Week: A Young Adult Gathering

Young Adults, Adoration
Want to get more out of this Holy Week and Easter? Join us as we break open the events of Holy Thursday and good Friday!...
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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!

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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 10play.com.au and the new MFYAH website massforyou.com.au 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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Calling all business women and men!

Catholic Business Connections (CBC) is an opportunity for business women and men in our diocese (active and retired) who share common values, to network and engage with each other and leaders representing the diocese. CBC gathers three times a year for lunch and to listen to guest speakers chosen to inspire with their unique story and share how they relate their work and spiritual life experience to the context of living in a modern world. Members are also invited to attend Bishop Brian’s End of Year Thank You Gathering

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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.