Pastoral Works Broken Bay is the pastoral charity of the Catholic community in Broken Bay.
Previously known as the Charitable Works Fund (CWF), it was renamed in July 2021 to better reflect the authentic, life-giving pastoral work you are helping to support, and provide a name that uniquely connects it to our Diocese.
Thank you for helping to renew and rebuild lives. Every gift makes a difference to someone in hospital, school, a parish or wider community. All donations over $2 are tax-deductible and allocated to your Parish contribution for Pastoral Works Broken Bay.
"My prayer is the change from CWF to Pastoral Works Broken Bay enables us to reach further and wider in helping our local community, and more deeply connects us to the mission of Jesus."
Most Rev Anthony Randazzo DD JCL, Bishop of Broken Bay
Which charities does Pastoral Works Broken Bay support?
Donations to Pastoral Works Broken Bay are distributed to five charities that directly support the people in our Diocese. The charities receive the funds as needed. For example, the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) does not receive government funding or payments from families that use the service, so the CCD receives a higher proportion of funds than the other charities.
1. CatholicCare Hospital Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care Practitioner Program
Designated Priests and five lay Pastoral Care Practitioners visit seven hospitals in the Diocese to provide a listening ear, guidance, ritual, prayer and sacraments when required. This program exists to support people often in their most vulnerable times. Over the last year, the Pastoral Care Practitioners have visited over 3,000 individual patients, 700 family members of a patient and more than 180 hospital staff members. They work closely with Priests and the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.
2. Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD)
In our Diocese, there are almost 1,000 volunteer catechists (Catholic Religion teachers) who have received specialised training to provide 16,500 school students with a Catholic education. CCD staff and volunteers are committed to providing quality Catholic age-appropriate education in both primary and high schools. Without your support thousands of students in our Diocese will not receive Catholic education.
3. St Lucy's School
St Lucy’s School is a Catholic K-8 school (moving towards K-9 in 2024) in the Dominican tradition for students with disabilities. We provide a holistic education, oﬀering outstanding academic programs taught by special educators. At St Lucy's we view each child individually in order to unlock their unique potential and to encourage them to become independent.
4. St Edmund's College
St Edmund’s is a 7 -12 high school for students with a wide range of disabilities including sensory impairment, intellectual disability and autism. St Edmunds creates a holistic learning environment incorporating academics and personal wellbeing through co-curricular activities.
5. The Ephpheta Centre
Ephpheta means “Be Open” and the Ephpheta Centre provides pastoral care, sacramental services, support and advocacy for all people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The chaplaincy team visits people confined to their homes, nursing homes, hospitals and those in prison, as well as friendship community gatherings catering to people across Sydney and the Central Coast.
All donations over $2 are 100% tax deductible.
If a payment or donation has been made to the Diocese in error and a refund is required, please contact our Finance Department on (02) 8379 1600. Any approved refunds will be returned using the original method of payment. Payments or donations from credit cards will be refunded to the same credit card used to make the donation.
Pastoral Works Broken Bay is a Registered Charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. (ACNC).