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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Grace—Lenten Program 2020 on sale now!

We are pleased to announce that we are now taking orders for Grace—Lenten Program 2020. Grace is a 76-page full colour book (240x170mm) and Triple CD Resource containing short daily reflections (from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday) in addition to the longer-form Sunday Gospel reflections, spiritual direction, Gospel readings, responsorial psalms, prayers and reflection questions that are traditionally part of the Lenten program for groups. Get in early for Lent before they all sell out. Bulk pricing starts from only $5 per copy!

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Upcoming events


Diocesan response to the bushfire crisis

Bushfires have devastated several communities across our diocese. We have created a page as a central hub for the diocese’s response to the bushfires to provide information and updates for those affected and those looking to help via our diocesan CatholicCare Bushfire Appeal.

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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.

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