Saint Brigid’s Parish, Gwynneville began in 1948. After using the local community hall, a decision was taken to build a church servicing the areas of Gwynneville and Keiraville. Father John Evans was the first pastor. In more recent years the parish has been served by the priests residing at the Cathedral. In the last ten years or so the parishes of Saint Francis Xavier and Saint Brigid have moved more closely together: there is one Pastoral Council and one Finance Council.
In 2006 there were approximately 2,000 Catholics in the Gwynneville parish. Situated near the University of Wollongong, there are a growing number of young families moving in to the parish. There is a weekly Spanish-speaking Mass and every second Sunday the diocesan Latin Mass is celebrated. Students from around the world make up the choir for the Sunday Mass. There is also a vibrant Children’s Liturgy.