Office of the Bishop

The Office of the Bishop (also known as the “Chancery” or “Curia”) supports the ministry work of the bishop as well as the mission of the Church through services on a diocesan level to the bishop, parishes and agencies of the diocese in the areas of renewal and evangelisation (including youth ministry, liturgy and catechists in government schools), media and communications, clergy care, development and community engagement, finance, properties management, internal auditing and the Xavier Centre Conference Rooms hosting and hospitality.

The Office of the Bishop is located in the Xavier Centre in Wollongong (behind St Francis Xavier Cathedral).

General enquiries

Office of the Bishop
Catholic Diocese of Wollongong
Xavier Centre
PO Box 1239 (86–88 Market Street)
Wollongong NSW 2500 Australia
Ph: (02) 4222 2400
Fax: (02) 4222 2417
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.dow.org.au
Office hours: Monday to Friday (8:30am–4:30pm)

Staff directory

Office of the Bishop

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Most Rev Brian Mascord DD

Bishop of Wollongong
local_phone (02) 4222 2402
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Very Rev Bernard Gordon VG

Vicar General
local_phone (02) 4222 2468
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Mr Greg Parrish

Chief Operations Manager
local_phone (02) 4222 2468
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Mrs Lorraine Tobin

Personal Assistant to the Bishop
local_phone (02) 4222 2402
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Mrs Mary Hiscox

Executive Assistant to the Vicar General and Chief Operations Manager
local_phone (02) 4222 2468

Finance

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Mr Mark O’Donoghue

Diocesan Financial Administrator
local_phone (02) 4222 2406
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Mr Nick Dyball

Financial Controller
local_phone (02) 4222 2422
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Rob Gettman

Diocesan Internal Auditor
local_phone 0427 514 184
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Mrs Frances van Leerdam

Parish Finance, Payroll and IT Admin Support
local_phone (02) 4222 2423
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Mr David Power

Finance Officer
local_phone 0425 217 037

Communications

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Mr Daniel Hopper

Director of Creative Communications
local_phone (02) 4222 2461
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Mr Jeremy Yuen

Senior Communications Officer—Graphic Design and Production
local_phone (02) 4222 2466
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Mr Matt Baxter

Manager—Communications, Media Engagement and Marketing
local_phone 0411 729 433

Office of Professional Standards and Safeguarding

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Ms Asante Viswasam

Director of Professional Standards and Safeguarding
local_phone (02) 4222 2405
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Mrs Jennie Wilson

Senior Professional Officer—OPSS
local_phone (02) 4222 2431
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Ms Cassandra Garcia

Junior Professional Officer—OPSS
local_phone (02) 4222 2431

Development and community engagement

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Ms Debbie Gates

Director of Development and Community Engagement
local_phone (02) 4222 2446

Clergy care

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Mrs Susan Daniels

Clergy Care Coordinator
local_phone (02) 4222 2425

Properties management

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Ms Biliana Jones

Diocesan Property Officer
local_phone (02) 4222 2424

Office of Renewal and Evangelisation

Office of Renewal and Renewal and Evangelisation

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Mr Jude Hennessy

Director of the Office of Renewal and Evangelisation
local_phone (02) 4222 2407
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Mr Darren McDowell

Coordinator of Evangelisation and Discipleship
local_phone (02) 4222 2463
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Ms Helen Bennett

Executive Assistant
local_phone (02) 4222 2403
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Mr John Tubridy

Project Officer—Plenary Council 2020
local_phone (02) 4222 2429
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Mr Max Norden

Sound Editor—The Journey Catholic Radio
local_phone (02) 4222 2467

Confraternity of Christian Doctrine

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Mr Peter Gilmore

CCD and Evangelisation Coordinator
local_phone (02) 4222 2464
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Mrs Frances Fairs

CCD Faith Education Officer
local_phone 0427 475 339
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Ms Lisa Metcalfe

CCD Support Officer and CathLink Systems Administrator
local_phone (02) 4222 2416
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Mrs Cindy Oliver

CCD Resource Centre Manager & Assistant to the CEC's
local_phone (02) 4640 8550

Youth ministry

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Mrs Meg McAlister

Youth Ministry Coordinator
local_phone (02) 4222 2460
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Miss Robyn Bailey

Regional Youth Ministry Coordinator—Macarthur
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Miss Georgia Farrugia

Youth Ministry Projects Officer
local_phone (02) 4222 2427

Liturgy

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Sr Monica Barlow RSJ

Sacramental and Liturgy Consultant
local_phone (02) 4222 2462
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Mr Anthony Rewak

Liturgy and Ministry Support Officer
local_phone (02) 4222 2465