Catholic Business Connections


In 2019, Bishop Brian Mascord launched Catholic Business Connections (CBC)—an opportunity for professional and business women and men in our diocese (active and retired) who share common values, to network and engage with each other and leaders representing the diocese. CBC gathers three times a year for lunch and to listen to guest speakers chosen to inspire with their unique story and share how they relate their work and spiritual life experience to the context of living in a modern world. Members are also invited to attend Bishop Brian’s End of Year Thank You Gathering. We warmly invite our past members to renew membership, and new members to join. See below for more information.

Becoming a member or renewing your membership

Membership is for 12 months and follows a calendar year. Membership includes your complimentary admission to all events held within the year. We warmly invite our members to renew membership, and new members to join at the beginning of each year.

In 2024 we will continue to build our membership base, and in doing so would like to draw your attention to the following:

  • CBC membership will include your invitation to attend all three CBC luncheons in 2024, and an invitation to attend Bishop Brian’s End of Year Thank You Gathering in gratitude for your support.
  • An optional listing in the CBC Members Directory where CBC members can share their contact details with fellow members. This option will be available to you after joining CBC / renewing membership.
  • Members who introduce a new member to CBC this year will be offered the chance to receive complimentary CBC membership in 2025.
  • All of this whilst keeping membership at 2019 prices!

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Members inviting additional guests

Members are welcomed to invite guests. Guest attendance per function is $132 (including GST) per person.

Tables of 10 (including the member) are available for $1,188 (including GST).

This option is available to CBC members after joining CBC / renewing membership.

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Members sponsoring an event

Sponsorship of an event helps reduce our expenses. Sponsorship opportunities are available to members for each event and include:

  • Acknowledgement and thanks by MC as event sponsor.
  • Corporate logo displayed in promotional emails and on the screen during the event.
  • Corporate information pack, brochure or small gift placed on the welcome table.
  • Two complimentary seats at the head table.
  • Vote of thanks.
  • Sponsorship is $2,750 (including GST) per event.

For further information and sponsorship enquiries, please contact Debbie Gates, director of development and community engagement on (02) 4222 2446 or [email protected]

General enquiries

Debbie Gates
Catholic Business Connections
Xavier Centre
PO Box 1239 (38 Harbour Street)
Wollongong NSW 2500 Australia
Ph: (02) 4222 2446
Email: [email protected]

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