Religious and other communities

UPDATE: After considering the recent advice from the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and direction from the Federal and NSW Governments, Bishop Brian has directed that the following measures will be in place until further notice, effective Saturday 21 March 2020:

  • No public Masses will be celebrated in the Diocese of Wollongong.
  • All faithful in the diocese will be dispensed from the obligation to physically attend Mass on Sundays. However, parishioners can honour their Sunday obligation by participating in a time of prayer within the home, reading the Scriptures, or watching Mass on television/online (canon 87 §1 , canon 1248 §2).
  • Mass will continue to be said privately by priests throughout the diocese on behalf of the faithful on a daily basis.
  • Churches will, as far as possible, remain open for private prayer.

Bishop Brian Mascord is celebrating Sunday Mass online (as well as Holy Week) and there are a number of parishes and communities in the diocese livestreaming daily and weekend Masses. For more information, click here.