The Catholic community in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains offers many ways to connect, both within our faith community and with those from other backgrounds. Our people are inspired to come together, share experiences, and contribute to the betterment of society, guided by the Gospel message and our principles of love, compassion, and service.
Whether you are a Catholic seeking to deepen your faith or a non-Catholic looking to engage with this vibrant and diverse community, there are numerous avenues for connection and meaningful interactions.
Our 45+ parishes are our spiritual homes and gathering places. Attending Mass at a Catholic church or participating in parish activities and events provides opportunities to meet fellow believers, engage in prayer and worship, and forge lasting friendships.
With 80 schools across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains, Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese serves one of the fastest-growing areas of NSW. Learn more about Catholic education’s foundation and guiding principles and where to find a school near you.
Run by Ambrose Centres, our Catholic Early Learning Centres and Out of School Hours and Vacation Care services offer professionally structured programs, in a vibrant, inclusive, and caring faith-based environment.
The Catholic church’s parishes, charities, service agencies and healthcare facilities provide outreach programs and charitable initiatives to those in need. These include food pantries, clothing drives, financial assistance, counselling services, or referrals to relevant community resources.
Whether you seek connection with the community, a deeper relationship with God, spiritual nourishment or a calling to learn more about our Church’s teachings and traditions, you are always welcome here.
Find opportunities and events where you can forge new friendships, share in moments of celebration and support, and experience the profound sense of belonging that comes from being part of the Catholic family.
Thousands of Catholics in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains were born overseas or have recently migrated to Australia. Find a Mass in your language, or connect with a multicultural community to celebrate and nourish your faith in a way that reflects your culture and heritage.
Another way to connect is by exploring the various outreach programs and social justice initiatives run by Catholic organisations in the region. These programs often extend a helping hand to those in need, providing support and assistance to vulnerable individuals and marginalised communities. By volunteering or participating in these initiatives, Catholics and non-Catholics can come together to make a tangible difference in the lives of others while forging meaningful connections and fostering a sense of compassion and solidarity.