The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD, also known as Catholic SRE Parish support) is an agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.
Archdiocese of Sydney
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.
Within the area of greater Sydney are 4 dioceses. The Archdiocese is bounded to the North by Broken Bay Diocese, to the West by Parramatta Diocese, and to the South by Wollongong Diocese.
Sydney Catholic Youth
Sydney Catholic Youth 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 – Sydney National Evangelisation Team.
Sydney Catholic Schools / High School Student Catechist Program
The High School Student Catechist Program is a CCD initiative that trains senior high school students from Sydney Catholic Schools who, as part of their community service, help Parish Catechists to pray with and teach younger Catholic students enrolled in their nearby public primary schools.
The University of Notre Dame Australia is a distinctive national Catholic university with over 11,000 students across its campuses in Fremantle, Broome and Sydney.
At Notre Dame, students are part of a learning community where they are supported every step of the way.
Vocations Centre / Seminary of the Good Shepherd
The Vocations Centre serves to help people realise that we are all called to holiness (Lumen Gentium). This means we are called to love: to love God and to love each other. The particular way that you live out that call to holiness is your vocation.
“In calling us God says to us: ‘You are important to me, I love you, I count on you.’ Jesus says this to each one of us! Joy is born from here, the joy of the moment in which Jesus looked at me” – Pope Francis.
The Seminary of the Good Shepherd helps young men to discover the will of God for their lives. In their third year of training for the priesthood, seminarians undertake pastoral placements to become Parish Catechists who serve in public high schools as volunteer Special Religious Education (SRE) Teachers.
Charitable Works Fund
The Charitable Words Fund (CWF) is a centralised fund that supports the charitable and pastoral activities of the Archdiocese of Sydney.
It is your charity, the charity of the Sydney Catholic community and your local parish.