About Catholic Diocese of Parramatta
Created in 1986 by Pope John Paul II, the Diocese of Parramatta is the Catholic Church in Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. The Diocese is home to around 333,000 Catholics and promotes the teachings and values of Jesus Christ, through the work of the Catholic Church.
Spanning one of the fastest-growing areas of Australia, the Diocese largely incorporates the greater western Sydney area from Parramatta to Blackheath and from Richmond to Warragamba.
The Diocese is made up of 47 parishes, 83 Catholic schools, and more than 45,000 students.
The Diocese also has a social services arm – CatholicCare Social Services – that attends to the needs of the disadvantaged and those in need.