Our Teams

The Diocese of Parramatta is a diverse network of people serving in parishes, schools, daycares, social welfare agencies, the Chancery and more. Our Diocese employs over 5,500 clergy, teachers, and staff as well as thousands of volunteers who help fulfil the mission of the Church in their local communities. 

We are a unique, collaborative ecosystem of different agencies, committees, councils and groups. We work in unison with each other as we share the same mission. Below is an overview of how all teams in the Diocese inter-relate. 

In Chancery, we have many teams that help serve the mission of the Church and our Bishop. 

Office of the Bishop, Vicars-General and Executive

The Office supports the Bishop, Vicars General, Executive and Curia to effectively administer the Chancery, Diocese and further the mission of the Church.

Mission Enhancement Team 

The team accompanies and supports all of God’s people in their journey of faith, no matter where they are. The team provides practical services such as Marriage Preparation Courses, Natural Fertility Programs and Liturgical Formation. The team also includes Catholic Youth Parramatta, our Peace, Justice and Ecology Team and many Pastoral Formation Facilitators and Trainers. 

People and Culture

Our team includes our Safeguarding Office as well as Human Resources. They ensure our parishes are safe environments and provide best practice, contemporary policies and procedures that align with the mission of the Church and the strategic direction of the Diocese. This includes employee lifecycle, Working With Children Checks, professional development and training, workplace health and safety and employee relations.

Communications and Engagement

The team is responsible for all content, marketing, media, digital and social media. The team prepares and disseminates information, news, videos and more through a wide variety of channels as well as publishing the daily newsite Catholic Outlook and the quarterly Catholic Outlook Magazine.

Clergy Health and Wellbeing

The team assists the Bishop and Vicar for Clergy in fulfilling their responsibilities to provide care for the clergy living and working within the Diocese, particularly in the areas of health, wellbeing, and housing.

Governance, Risk and Compliance 

The team manage governance, risk and compliance practices. These practices ensure governance and risk is assessed, balanced, avoided or mitigated, externalised/ shared with a third party and accepted, in order to achieve well-managed outcomes.

Property Services

The team provide strategic and practical advice to our parishes and agencies across all aspects of the property lifecyle, including facilities maintenance.

Financial Services 

The Finance Team ensures the Diocese of Parramatta complies with statutory reporting obligations. They also oversee insurance, legal and property matters.

IT Services 

The Information and Communications Technology team provides cyber-security, technology strategy, services and support across the Diocese. 

Parramatta Catholic Foundation 

The Parramatta Catholic Foundation is our philanthropic and fundraising team raising funds and awareness for multiple causes including supporting our seminarians, retired priests, migrants and refugees, the homeless, disadvantaged and more.

Confraternity of Christian Doctrine 

The team provides Catholic education in NSW public schools in the Diocese.

Tribunal of the Catholic Church in Parramatta 

The Tribunal accompanies people seeking an annulment. The Tribunal Office is responsible for the presentation and assessment of all cases of people who reside in the Diocese.

Records and Archives 

Ensures full and accurate records of all activities and decisions are created, managed, retained or disposed of appropriately and in accordance with relevant legislation. 

Diocesan Development Fund 

The DDF helps parishes, schools, aged care facilities, religious congregations and other Catholic Church-related organisations effectively manage their financial resources to better promote the Mission of the Church.

If you would like to get in touch with one of our teams, please contact us:


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