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Solidarity and Justice

Caritas Australia (Wollongong)

  • Caritas Australia is the Catholic agency for overseas aid and development. It helps people to help themselves, regardless of race, political beliefs, gender or religion and belongs to an international network of 154 organisations in 198 countries and territories.
  • It works with the local people of a particular country in all of its programs. Caritas calls these local agencies 'Partners'.

Catholic Earthcare

Catholic Earthcare Australia is an ecological agency established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. Its mission is to help promote understanding among people that creation is sacred and endangered, and must be protected and preserved for present and future generations yet unborn.

Catholic Mission (Wollongong)

Catholic Mission has two complimentary tasks - to inform the people of Australia about Mission in the world today and to raise money desperately needed for missionary work in materially poor countries.


An award winning volunteer program which helps break down stigma associated with mental illness through friendship and social support.

Crossroads Christian Fellowship

Ecumenical group in the Shoalhaven for people with disabilities.

Faith and Light Southern Highlands Community

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

Good News Community Macarthur

Prayer and leisure program for adults with a disability. First Saturday of the month (usually) at St John the Evangelist Parish Hall, Cordeaux Street, Campbelltown.

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.

Justice, Ecology & Peace Council

We aim to promote social justice and peace, ecological concern and respect for life in society, in the light of the Gospel and the social teaching of the Church.

We try to ensure the JEPC has a prophetic voice that strategically influences public and social policy to bring about Justice, equity and ecological sustainability

Join your local Catholic Social Justice group or contact the Diocesan Justice Ecology and Peace Council to learn how to start a new group in your area.

Wollongong Diocese Justice Ecology and Peace Council
Contact Darren McDowell Parish Services Team to discuss setting up a social justice group in your area.

 Phone: 02 4222 2463

Macarthur Social Justice Network
Meets at St Thomas More Catholic Church in Ruse on the second Saturday of each month from 2:30pm-4:30pm.


Kiama Social Justice Group
Meets regularly at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Kiama.
Contact the parish office and check the bulletin for events.

 Phone: 4232 2081

Albion Park Social Justice Group
Meets every third Thursday each month at St Paul's Catholic Parish, Tongarra Road, Albion Park at 7pm
Contact Mary Pettitt and check the bulletin for events.

St John's Campbelltown Social Justice Group
Daytime group meets first Wednesday at 10:15am in the Presbytery (following 9:30 Mass)
Evening group meets second Wednesday at 7:30pm in the Meeting Room
Contact Jean Reid, Tony Horan or Norma McNally

Kalon House of Welcome, Claymore

  • Offering a house of welcome to the local community of Claymore.
  • Served by St Vincent de Paul Society, Good Samaritan Sisters and Department of Housing.

Legion of Mary

Macarthur Catholic Social Justice Network

The Macarthur Social Justice Network exists to promote social justice and peace, ecological concern and respect for life in society, in the light of the Gospel and the social teaching of the Church.

Maryfields Day Recovery Centre

Please contact the Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS) for information and referral, 24/7 crisis support to Alcohol and Drug support and treatment services on the number below:

Office for the Participation of Women

The Office for the Participation of Women (OPW) was established by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference and is mandated to act as a focal point for ongoing dialogue and the integration of ideas pertaining to women and their participation in the Catholic Church in Australia.

PALMS Australia

  • An international volunteer sending agency to reduce poverty through its skill exchange program.
  • Palms Australia started in Sydney in 1956 as the Paulian Association.

St Vincent de Paul Society

  • The mission of the Society is to deepen the Catholic faith of its members to go out into our nation to heighten the awareness of Jesus Christ. We do this by sharing ourselves - who we are and what we have - with the poor on a person to person basis.
  • The Society of St Vincent de Paul in Wollongong Diocese operates 24 centres of charity, 40 conferences based in parishes a number of school groups and a number of specialist welfare services. 

St Vincent de Paul Society Youth

Groups of young people across the diocese living the Society's mission through helping the disadvantaged, visiting prisoners and the elderly, helping with emergency visitation and deepening their spirituality and friendships.

Vincentian Social Action Centre

St Vincent de Paul Society fundraising, developing volunteer network and advocacy on community issues.

Winga Myamly Reconciliation Group - Minto

Aboriginal Catholic Ministry coordinated by Brown Sisters.

Wollongong Flexible Learning Centre

Conducted under the auspices of the Trustees of the Christian Brothers. Alternate education project for secondary students over the age of 15. Support youth accommodation, medium to long term.

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