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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Ms Robin Williams

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

Executive Assistant to the Vicar General
local_phone (02) 4222 2468
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Ms Juanita Morgan

Executive Assistant to the Chief Operations Manager
local_phone (02) 4222 2445
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Mrs Louise Macdonald

Executive Assistant—Welcoming and Information
local_phone (02) 4222 2400

Finance

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Mr Nick Dyball

Financial Controller
local_phone (02) 4222 2422
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Mr 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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Ms Justine Beach

Finance and Payroll
local_phone (02) 4222 2420
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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
local_phone (02) 4222 2466
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Ms Amy Micallef

Communications Officer
local_phone 4222 2460
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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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Ms Cassandra Garcia

Professional Officer – Safeguarding and Professional Standards
local_phone (02) 4222 2428
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Ms Alena Narr

Administration Officer—OPSS
local_phone (02) 4222 2430

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 Peter Gilmore

Coordinator of Evangelisation and Parish Renewal
local_phone (02) 4222 2464
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Ms Helen Bennett

Executive Assistant
local_phone (02) 4222 2403
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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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Mrs Frances Fairs

CCD Coordinator
local_phone 0427 475 339
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Mr Daniel Saliba

Faith Education Officer
local_phone 0413 814 614
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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 2429

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