Parishes

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A parish is generally territorial and can include one or more churches. The parish embraces all Christ's faithful of a given geographical area (Canon 518). A parish is defined as “a community of Christ's faithful, stably established within a particular church, whose pastoral care, under the authority of the diocesan bishop, is entrusted to a parish priest as its proper pastor" (Canon 511).

Only the diocesan bishop, after consultation with his Council of Priests, can establish, suppress or alter parishes (Canon 515.2).

Sacred Heart Cathedral

Sacred Heart Cathedral, Newcastle West is a beautiful and welcoming place of worship which acts as both a church within the parish of St Benedict's Inner Newcastle and the Cathedral for the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. Learn more about Sacred Heart Cathedral.

The parishes within the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle are: