Diocesan & Parish Life


Sacramental Programs 

The celebration of the Eucharist, sacraments and prayer are central to the religious life of the school. Sacramental preparation and faith formation experiences are offered to students and families throughout the diocese. For further information please contact your local Parish Priest or visit www.dow.org.au.

Diocesan Resource Centre

The CEDoW Diocesan Resource Centre is an initiative of the Catholic Education Office and underpins and responds to the Diocesan Pastoral Planning and the ‘Lighting the Way’ initiatives by supporting our Catholic schools and the outer Catholic community through the provision of resources that focus on the learning, teaching and administering of Religious Education in the classroom, as well as supporting the various diocesan ministry formation programs and courses.

VISIT the Diocesan Resource Centre webpage to access the centre's online resources.

Within its collection, the library maintains a theological range of resources to support all graduate and post-graduate students undertaking studies in Religious Education, Catholic Leadership and Sabbatical studies as well as a focus on: liturgy, faith, sacraments, spirituality, church history, morality and ethics, pastoral care, church administration, leadership and mission.
The Centre also holds a modest range of relevant journals and periodicals within its collection.

The CEDoW Diocesan Resource Centre is currently transitioning to its new base within the Catholic Education Office. Collection and return of resources will continue to be facilitated for all CEDoW staff and diocesan personnel by contacting the Resource Centre Manager, Anne Russell on 0427 072 363 or russella01@dow.catholic.edu.au.

CONTACT FOR Diocesan ministry resource centre

Diocesan Ministry Resource Centre
E: russella01@dow.catholic.edu.au
Ph: (02) 4222 2481
M: 0427 072 363


The Liturgical Ministries Training Course is offered to students in Year 9, 10 and 11 in Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Wollongong, as preparation for participation in the following liturgical roles: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Lectors, Cantors and Liturgy practitioners.  This training course is collaboratively prepared and presented by staff of the Catholic Education Office and the Office of the Bishop.

Students will develop a deeper appreciation of the Eucharist and Mass and an understanding of Ministry within a Eucharistic setting.

Upon completion of the training and following approval from the Parish Priest students will be able to actively participate in Eucharistic ministry in both a school and parish-based setting.


The focus of all endeavours of youth ministry within the diocese is the development of each student’s spiritual growth and life of faith.  To assist with this goal, each CEDoW systemic secondary school has a designated Youth Ministry Coordinator (YMC). The YMC aims to collaboratively work with the senior leaders of the school, other staff members and personnel of the Catholic Education Office to engage youth and young adults into responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community.

Each school is encouraged to be involved in the variety of youth ministry initiatives that emanate from the Office of the Bishop and to establish internal youth ministry initiatives that support the charism and identity of the school communityRead more about our Youth Ministry initiatives here.