What have the Roman Catholics ever done for us?

Are we living in a Godless country? Though there are strong forces that would tell us the age of religion is past, Archbishop Anthony Fisher is not so sure...


Our Catholic faith, and our works, has shaped our history for 2,000 years and continues to do so today, both in Sydney and beyond.

Caring for our Retired Priests

Support our Spiritual Fathers, especially our Retired Priests, who have cared so much for us.

Greg Sheridan AO on Christianity's Contribution to Society

The acclaimed Greg Sheridan AO shared his eloquent thoughts and remarkable experiences which shape his book 'God is Good for You'.

St Mary's Cathedral
Roof Tile Appeal

Over the past few years, the Roof Restoration team has been working hard to replace the old roof tiles with brand new ones. For just $50, donate a roof tile for yourself, or on behalf of a loved one!

Charitable Works Fund Appeal

For 2000 years the Catholic Church has worked to spread the faith, live charity and care for our elders. Catholics continue this work in Sydney today.


For 2,000 years the Catholic Church has worked to spread the faith, live charity and care for our elders. Catholics continue this work in Sydney today.

Charitable Works Fund

Supporting our ministries of service and evangelisation.

Priests' Retirement Foundation

Caring for our retired priests who have cared so much for us.

St Mary's Cathedral

Restoring and preserving the heart of our Catholic Faith in Sydney.

Palestrina Foundation

Performing and preserving the Church’s treasury of sacred music, in Australia’s largest church.


For 2000 years, Catholics have cared for the elderly, and continues this ministry today with our retired Priests. To learn more about the Priests' Retirement Foundation, please click the button below.


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Talks on "Our Faith"


Our Faith Our Works Newsletter | February 2021

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD What a wonderful year we have ahead of us with Pope Francis’ recent announcement of “the year of St Joseph” for 2021. Many graces and gifts await us, starting off with the Pope’s recent Apostolic Letter, “Patris Corde” (With a Father’s Heart), to celebrate the year of ...

Becoming and Supporting our Catechists

Catechists ensure young people in public schools can encounter Christ, pointing them towards that Word and sacraments that empower them to be saints. Our CCD team in the Archdiocese of Sydney is eager to recruit new catechists before Term 1 begins later this month. Watch this short video in which ...

A Lenten Companion

Launch of "Receive the Grace to Go Make Disciples": A Lenten Companion   Watch a short video below where Fr Noel Custodio explains the online Lenten group he is leading, drawing upon the Lenten resource, starting on Ash Wednesday next week. Our new Lenten resource, "Receive the Grace to Go ...

Caring for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Brothers and Sisters

The Aboriginal Catholic Ministry (ACM) provides pastoral support and care to Catholic Aboriginals living in greater Sydney. However, for those who attend it, it has become much more than this – it has become family. “Everyone says the same thing, you just feel you belong here,” said John, a parishioner ...

St Mary’s Cathedral in 2020

From bushfires to COVID-19, 2020 has been difficult for all of us in one way or another, but even in these difficult times, Our Mother Cathedral has continued to be a source of light and faith. As smoke filled the air over Summer, thousands gathered in prayer at St Mary’s ...

CWF Feast Day Fundraiser in Moorebank

Schools across the Archdiocese came together to support the Charitable Works Fund (CWF) through gold coins and their prayers. This year, Sydney Catholic Schools and the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney launched a new Feast Day Fundraiser inspired by Our Lady Help of Christians, Patroness of Australia. Here are some photos ...

Meet Mark Anderson, one of your seminarians

Mark Anderson’s journey is not the typical story of a seminarian. Now in his fifth year at Good Shepherd Seminary, Homebush, Mark recalls that in his 20s he was “not the kind of person you would expect in a seminary.” Mark was born and raised in Sydney. After school, he graduated TAFE as an electrician…

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Meet Fr William Challenor

  Meet Fr William Challenor The willingness of Priests’ to serve and give their life has often been the hallmark of their ministry, which was also the case with retired priest, Fr William Challenor. Fr William was ordained to the priesthood in 1961. He started his priestly ministry at Dee Why where he was baptised…

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Hope for young mothers

The HOPE program has helped hundreds of vulnerable young mothers overcome adversity, like *Sarah through the help and support of Caseworkers like *Diana. Here, we’ll hear from both Sarah and Diana about how the program has transformed Sarah as well as her son, *Isaac. (*Names were changed)   Sarah, Mother and Student I’m Sarah, I’m…

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Mr. Ray Morris

How has the Catholic Faith Impacted your life? Like many others, my Catholic faith was nurtured by my mother who was a very good practising Catholic. My father was not a Catholic at that time but he did become a convert through the good work that my mother did. The only thing with my father…

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Mr. Paul Pinel

Meet Paul Pinel My parents lived through the depression in a room in Newtown. Dad was out of work, mum was out of work, and in 1935 I was born. The only food we had was from the Good Samaritan Nuns from around the corner with their big buckets of soup. After some years, realising…

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