our_coat_of_arms_clip_image001Archdiocese 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.

Sydney is a city of more than 4 million people; within this area 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.

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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 the Sydney Catholic Archdiocesan office for evangelisation and renewal.

We seek to inspire, support and initiate evangelisation in the Sydney Archdiocese so that it becomes “her deepest identity” and it can be said that the Archdiocese “exists in order to evangelise”.

CREDO supports and hosts works that enable people to encounter Jesus Christ and deepen their relationship with him in the Sacraments, Scriptures, teachings, traditions and community of the Catholic Church.

Website link to CREDO.

UNDA-logo-Crest-onlyNotre Dame

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.

As outlined in the University’s Objects, Notre Dame provides an excellent standard of pastoral care for students and training for the professions and has one of the highest graduate employment rates.

Degrees and courses are offered in:

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.
  • Events.
  • 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.

Catholic Weekly

logoThe Catholic Weekly is proudly Catholic, proudly counter-cultural, proudly in favour of life.

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.