“The parish is the presence of the Church in a given territory, an environment for hearing God’s word, for growth in the Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship and celebration. In all its activities the parish encourages and trains its members to be evangelisers. It is a community of communities, a sanctuary where the thirsty come to drink in the midst of their journey, and a centre of constant missionary outreach” (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, 28).

In the Diocese of Wollongong, we seek to realise Pope Francis’ vision for parish through a culture of:

  • Engaging worship and music, with relevant homilies and a vibrant sacramental life.
  • Communities of welcome, care and inclusion.
  • Ministries and leaders who empower and equip people to discover and use their gifts.
  • Charitable service of love and care for the wider community.
  • Opportunities to learn and grow in the Catholic faith.
  • Sharing faith through fostering a culture of invitation and outreach.

Find your parish below to see Mass times, contact details, parish bulletins and rosters. You can also use our Mass times and other services finder to search for Mass, Reconciliation and other service times throughout the diocese including services in other languages.