People of all ages can engage with the Church’s work by participating in community outreach programs, volunteering in local parishes, and joining youth groups or senior ministries. Your unique skills and interests can play a vital role in building a stronger and more inclusive faith community in Western Sydney.

There are many ways to volunteer across the Diocese

There are many opportunities to volunteer in your local parish community. Every parish needs lectors, Eucharistic ministers, altar servers and musicians, and many are looking for people to help run youth and sacramental programs, and volunteers to join the parish council. Get in touch with your local church to find out more.

Catholic Care Neighbourhood Program

Support our wonderful senior citizens to live independently in their own homes. This is a rewarding experience that not only benefits them but also enriches your life. To get started, please reach out to the program manager, Liliana Vellio.

Phone: 0418 239 311

Email: [email protected]


Catholic Care Community Visitor’s Scheme

Spend time with older Australians who would love your company. These interactions foster friendship and alleviate social isolation, bringing joy to both visitors and residents. By participating in this scheme, you can truly make a difference in the lives of our elderly population while enjoying the satisfaction of contributing to their happiness and overall wellbeing. To find out more, contact Catholic Care:

Phone: (02) 8843 2500


Give to the Diocesan Food Drive

Jesuit Refugee Services and the House of Welcome provide essential food support to people who have fled their countries and are now seeking safety in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

We encourage all parishes, schools and organisations to support this vital work by organising a food drive or buying a few extra items during the next grocery shop and contributing to an existing collection.


Things you can collect or contribute for a food drive:

  • Rice
  • Cooking Oil
  • Lentils
  • Chickpeas
  • Coconut Milk
  • Long life Milk
  • Tinned Tuna
  • Biscuits
  • Muesli Bars
  • Oats or Cereal
  • Tinned Tomatoes
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Soap
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Laundry Powder
  • Dishwashing Liquid
  • Nappies
  • Menstrual products
  • Razors & Shaving Foam
  • Deodorant

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