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

Meet our bishop

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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Diocese’s Mass for You at Home on national television

The diocese’s weekly 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.

We have received a lot of kind requests from people wanting to know how they can financially support MFYAH—this is greatly appreciated and very much needed.

There will be a national fundraising program launched in the coming weeks on the MFYAH website where you will be able to assist us in continuing to deliver this important ministry to the elderly, house-bound, sick, hospital patients, aged care residents, deaf community and thousands of men and women in prisons throughout the country.

We will provide you with more details on the fundraising program in the coming weeks.

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Latest news

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Year of St Joseph resources

On 8 December 2020, Pope Francis published an Apostolic Letter Patris corde (With a Father’s Heart), commemorating the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of St Joseph”, running from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021. A number of resources are being developed by the diocese to encourage and support the celebration of the Year of St Joseph.

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Events

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The following information provides the latest guidance from the Diocese of Wollongong regarding coronavirus (COVID–19) and our role in preventing its spread in our communities. We will always act in accordance with the guidelines of health authorities and update our advice as necessary. This advice should be considered in conjunction with government advice regarding hygiene and appropriate social distancing practices recommended to minimise virus transmission. The following information and directives will continue to be updated as required.

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