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...

Father's Day

This Father's Day remember 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.

St Mary's Cathedral

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

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.


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.


Support our faith and our works with your monthly gift and receive a special Ambassador pin.

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Talks on "Our Faith"


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 ...

Happy International Day of Sign Languages!

Today we proudly celebrate International Day of Sign Languages. This is a day where throughout the world we celebrate the gift of sign languages, the natural language of deaf people With sign language, deaf people can do anything! https://www.youtube.com/embed/Wi6wE0cZ934 Transcript: Hello! I am David Parker and I am Deaf. I ...

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 ...

Supporting our Spiritual Fathers this Father’s Day

https://youtu.be/931E4f0Nl24 A message from Archbishop Fisher: On Father's Day we launched our annual Priests’ Retirement Fund Appeal and I ask you to donate generously if you can. Our priests donate so much of their time to their ministry and it’s important to support them in their retirement. Watch this video ...

St Mary’s Cathedral in this Pandemic

In recent months, we’ve been fortunate to showcase the beauty of our Cathedral to the whole nation.  This reached a breathtaking high point when Channel 7 broadcast our Good Friday and Easter Sunday liturgies, which was viewed by over one million people across Australia. Images of the Cathedral’s new rooftop, and ...

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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Mrs. Marie South

At 91 years old (although she certainly does not look it – and is even younger at heart), Mrs. South is a loyal supporter of the Priests’ Retirement Foundation. Marie married Frank South when she was 20 years old and has six children. She was married for 52 years – Frank passed away at 74.…

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