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Australian Catholic Cursillo

The Cursillo Movement offers separate three-day weekends for men and women. The program presents a way of living as a Christian in the world, deepening a personal relationship with God, and evangelising to others. After the weekend participants are invited to continue involvement through Cursillo small groups.

Bethzatha Fellowship with the Disabled

The Bethzatha Fellowship began in the Wollongong Diocese in 1981, the International year of the Disabled Person, in response to the expressed needs of disabled people and their parents and families.

Camden Antioch

Antioch is a Catholic Youth Group that offers youth an ongoing opportunity to listen, discuss and better understand what it means to be a Catholic today.

Catholic Charismatic Prayer Groups

These groups are characterised by expressive, joyful praise, an openness to the spiritual gifts including prophecy and healing, and an expectancy that God will speak and work in power within the meeting. Music is an important element, helping to lift the hearts of those present. There are also talks, testimonies and prayer, and prayer ministry is always available. There are groups throughout the diocese.

Catholic Women's League

A Eucharistic community which upholds the dignity of women and encourages their participation in Church and society, to fulfil the mission of the Church.

Catholics Returning Home

A gentle process to welcome back Catholics to parish communities.

Crossroads Christian Fellowship

Ecumenical group in the Shoalhaven for people with disabilities.

Disciples of Jesus Covenant Community

An international community of people united in mutual commitment to each other and the Catholic way of life. Our membership comprises of families, single men and women, as well as priests and religious. We aim to renew and serve the Church by bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to others, by fostering a missionary outlook in its members and encouraging participation in local works of evangelisation, service and mercy.

Faith and Light Southern Highlands Community

Prayer and friendship for people with disabilities and their families and friends.

Family Group Movement

Family Groups build Christian community through the development of extended families.
  • It is a great way to get to know other members of the parish and to support one another.
  • Each group may include married, divorced, singles, widowed, children, grandparents, Catholic, non-Catholic, lay and religious.
  • Existing groups are in West Wollongong, Nowra, Kiama, Culburra Beach and Bulli.

Felt from the Park - Handmade cards

A beautiful range of hand crafted Australian cards is available from a designer in our own diocese. Cards include Baptism, Communion, Confirmation and in Sympathy and ar made with special paper and felt designs.

Good Samaritan Associates

Campbelltown branch meets fortnightly on Fridays, studies the rule of St Benedict, the Psalms and the Scriptures and prays for the needs of the parish.

Institutes of Consecrated Life

Our Diocese is enriched by a number of religious orders of priests, brothers and sisters. 

Josephite Associates

As Josephite Associates we respond to the call to living the charism of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop in our daily lives in our own unique way. This call focuses on friendship, prayer and service. In the Wollongong Diocese, some Associates meet Monthly and some a little less frequently, depending where the meeting is held.

Knights of the Southern Cross

The Knights of the Southern Cross (KSC) is an Order of Catholic men committed to promoting the Christian way of life throughout Australia. Branches currently operate in many Catholic parishes and membership is open to all Catholic men over the age of 18. Goals include: fostering the Christian way of life throughout Australia, promoting the welfare of its members and their families, encouraging social and intellectual activities amongst its members and conducting and supporting educational, charitable, religious, and social welfare work.

Lay Carmelites

Lay Carmelites are men and women from all walks of life who are called to live 'in the midst of the people' according to the spirit of the contemplative Order of Carmelites.

Neocatechumenal Way

The Neocatechumenal Way is not a movement or an association, but an instrument in the parishes at the service of the bishop to return to faith many of those who abandoned it.

Secular Franciscan Order

The rule and life of the Secular Franciscan Order is to observe the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ by following the example of St Francis of Assisi, who made Christ the inspiration and the centre of his life with God and people.

Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites

  • Contemplation in ordinary life.
  • The Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites are called to be witnesses to the world of the transcendent value of the Gospel and especially of prayer as it was taught by Jesus in the spirit of the Beatitudes.

St Mary's Towers

  • St Mary's Towers is gifted with an atmosphere conducive to prayer and reflection.
  • We cultivate a place of profound contemplative silence in an hospitable environment which binds and communicates.

Taize in Community

Ecumenical groups gathering together for fellowship, prayer and reflection.

Verbum Dei Missionary Fraternity

Verbum Dei is dedicated to Prayer and the Ministry of the Word; offering retreats, spiritual guidance, day encounters with people of all ages, Schools of the Word and School of Apostles.

Youth Mission Team

  • The YMT is a ministry of young men and women who have deferred career or tertiary studies to dedicate 12 months to serving full-time as youth ministers in schools and parishes.
  • YMT's National Office and Training is based here in the Wollongong Diocese, situated adjacent to Holy Spirit College, Bellambi.
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