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 (38 Harbour 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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Mrs Frances van Leerdam

Parish Finance, Payroll and IT Admin Support
local_phone (02) 4222 2423
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Ms Justine Beach

Finance and Payroll
local_phone (02) 4222 2420

Internal audit for the Diocese of Wollongong

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Mrs Karen Rushworth

Diocesan Internal Auditor CAE
local_phone (02) 4222 2421

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

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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Mr Graeme Maynard

Diocesan Properties Manager
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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Miss Julia Goonan

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

Confraternity of Christian Doctrine

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Miss Trish McCarthy

CCD and Evangelisation Coordinator
local_phone (02) 4640 8550
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Mr Peter Gilmore

CCD and Evangelisation Coordinator
local_phone (02) 4222 2464
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Mrs Cindy Oliver

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

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

Youth ministry

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Mr Seth Harsh

Youth Ministry Coordinator
local_phone (02) 4222 2460
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Miss Michaela Swadling

Youth Ministry Creative Leader
local_phone (02) 4222 2427

Liturgy

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Mr Paul Mason

Coordinator of Liturgy
local_phone (02) 4222 2462
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Mr Anthony Rewak

Liturgy and Ministry Support Officer
local_phone (02) 4222 2465

Xavier Centre reception and conference rooms hospitality

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Ms Jane Hollier

Events Liaison Officer
local_phone (02) 4222 2426
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Mrs Bernadette Kuper

Receptionist
local_phone (02) 4222 2400
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Mrs Cesia Holowinski

Receptionist
local_phone (02) 4222 2400