City Pastoral Region

The City Pastoral Region has a high-density population, with the port, beaches, industrial sites, business, tourism and entertainment contributing to daily activities. The face of Newcastle is always changing, with development in the business, residential, retail and entertainment sectors.


The Diocesan Offices form part of the beautiful Cathedral precinct - housing the Chancery, Catholic Schools Office, Catholic Care and CDF. The nearby Victor Peters Suite provides a wonderful venue for diocesan, parish and personal functions.


Sacred Heart Cathedral is a popular location for marriage ceremonies within the diocese and the surrounding beaches, parks and harbour offer the perfect backdrop for celebrations.

The City Pastoral Region consists of the following 4 Parishes -

These parishes incorporate the following Mass Centres (ordered by Suburb) -

These parishes incorporate the following Schools -