OUR WORKS & MINISTRIES
HISTORY OF ARCHDIOCESE
ABOUT OUR ARCHBISHOP
WHERE IS THE
The Archdiocese is bounded to the North by Broken Bay Diocese, to the West by Parramatta Diocese, and to the South by Wollongong Diocese.
The Archdiocese is divided into 9 Deaneries each consisting of a number parishes, over which presides a dean appointed by a bishop. The duty of the dean is to watch over the clergy of the deanery, to see that they fulfill the orders of the bishop.
RETREAT AND FUNCTION CENTRES
CHARITY & GIVING
BequestsYou can choose to help the important work of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney by making a bequest. A bequest is a gift of part of your estate made in your Will. Your estate is the total of all your assets and possessions when you pass away. By making a bequest, you will provide support for many ministries provided by the Church.
Cardinal Gilroy SocietyThe Cardinal Gilroy Society has been established to honour the generosity of those individuals who have pledged a bequest to any of the good works of the Sydney Archdiocese. The Society is a way that we can thank you now for your foresight and very special contribution.
Sydney French Roman Catholic CharitiesOur charitable association began 1998, when His Grace Maurice PIAT, bishop of Mauritius while in Sydney asked our French speaking community, especially the Mauritians, for help to support the educational program in Mauritius.
St Mary’s CathedralSt Mary's Cathedral is our Cathedral - the spiritual home of Sydney's Catholic community. Our constant care is to preserve this heritage. Conservation work began in 1995 and this huge task of conserving St Mary's will continue well into the future.
Priest’s Retirement FoundationCardinal Pell established in 2007 the Priest's Retirement Foundation of the Archdiocese of Sydney to ensure all priests can receive the accommodation, health care and support they need in their retirement. There are now over 60 retired priests in Sydney.
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Charitable Works Fund (CWF)The Charitable Works 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.
TO MAKE A DONATION TO THESE CHARITIES
Archdiocese of Sydney Coat of Arms
The arms of the Archdiocese of Sydney are displayed with the mitre preciosa but neither the crosier nor the cross is used.
- The cross is reference to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ,
- The stars of the Southern Cross constellation reinforce this crucifixion imagery and refer to its location.
- The colour blue in the field of the arms of the Archdiocese traditionally represents the Virgin.