The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney exists to serve the People of God in the city of Sydney, including the Eastern, Southern, inner-Western and South-Western suburbs and the suburbs of the lower-North Shore.
Sydney is a city of more than 4 million people; within this area are 4 dioceses.
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Currently there are some 593,300 Catholics in the Archdiocese, with a total population of 2,223,102. The Catholic population is 26.7% of the total. There are 137 parishes, in the pastoral care of around 240 diocesan priests. There are 516 priests in total, including religious priests, working within the Archdiocese, including those on lesser duties and retired priests. There are 1,051 religious sisters and 189 religious brothers and 3 permanent deacons.
Statistics are taken from the Official Directory of the Catholic Church in Australia 2014/2015.
Credo is a Christian student group at the University of Technology Sydney. We’re a multicultural, inter-denominational, inter-faculty group that welcomes anyone who wants to know more about Jesus. We do this by reading and discussing the Bible together in our Small Groups and at our Public Talks. We are part of a national movement – the Australian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (AFES).
Its mission in Credo is to become such communities of God’s people within UTS that everyone is confronted with the magnificent truth of Jesus Christ.
For over 30 years, people have been gathering at UTS to study the Bible and tell others about the magnificent truth of Jesus Christ. ‘Credo’ is not an acronym, instead it comes from the Latin word meaning “I believe” because we affirm the truth and grace of Jesus Christ as explained in the historic accounts of the Bible.
At Notre Dame, students are part of a learning community where they are supported every step of the way.
Degrees and courses are offered in:
Catholic Youth Services is the Archbishop’s agency for youth and young adults within the Archdiocese of Sydney. Our mission is to walk with young people towards an ever deeper encounter with Christ, the Church and one another. We do this through three key areas:
- Parish Youth Ministry.
- NET Mission Team.
Vocations / Seminary
CEO / High School Catechist Program
Catholic Development Fund
The Catholic Development Fund (CDF) was established by Cardinal Clancy in 1993. It is governed by our Charter and Rules and are administered by the Archbishop through an Advisory Board.
CDF exists solely for the benefit of the membership of the Archdiocese and other members of the Church community. It is a mechanism through which the Church community of Sydney can make the most of their financial resources and activities.
The Catholic Weekly strives to share our vision of the Church, the Lord and the life-changing possibilities of the Christian path with its readers, providing a degree of Catholic clarity for complex times.
The Catholic Weekly offers news of the Church at every level – from the parish to the world. Now, The Catholic Weekly does so in print every week and on digital platforms including our website and through social media.
The Catholic Weekly was first published in 1945, following on the heels of the defunct Australasian Chronicle and Freeman’s Journal.