Pastoral Region Parish Staff

rsz brian mascord portrait 4x6Bishop of Wollongong

Brian Gregory Mascord was born in Newcastle NSW on 30 January 1959—the eldest son of Ron and Margaret Mascord (nee Callinan) and older brother to John. He grew up in the parish of St Mary Immaculate Charlestown (now part of the MacKillop Parish incorporating Charlestown, Gateshead and Redhead.) Through the gift of his grandparents, Brian has a close relationship with his extended family.

ingham peter 150Bishop Emeritus of Wollongong

Born at Crows Nest in January 1941, Bishop Peter Ingham is the son of George and Marjorie Ingham (nee Hyndes). His early education was completed at St Leonard's Primary School, Naremburn, and St Pius X College, Chatswood. He studied for the priesthood at St Columba's Seminary, Springwood, and at St Patrick's Seminary, Manly, and was ordained a priest by Cardinal Gilroy in St Mary's Cathedral in 1964.

Ron Peters 150Dean of the Cathedral & Administrator of the Pastoral Region

Ron Peters was born in Sydney to Dutch parents in 1958. However, he commenced his schooling in The Netherlands. His parents migrated a second time to Australia and Ron then continued his primary schooling with the Sisters of Mercy at Blacktown and, then, his secondary schooling with the Patrician Brothers at Blacktown and Fairfield.

victor vincent 150Assistant Priest

Victor arrived in Australia in 2012 and lived in Canberra for a year before joining the Catholic Diocese of Wollongong as a seminarian. Bishop Peter Ingham sent Victor to Melbourne for formation at Corpus Christi College, the regional seminary for Victoria and Tasmania. In 2017, he completed a Bachelor of Theology at the University of Divinity, Melbourne.

On Monday 1st October Bishop Brian Mascord appointed Victor as Assistant Priest at Lumen Christi.

george sijo 150Assistant Priest & Priest for Syro-Malabar Community

Father Sijo is from Kerala, India and residing in the Wollongong Presbytery. Father Sijo is very welcome in our community and I know all parishioners in our Pastoral Region will make him feel very much “at home”.

Kevin Galea 150Business Manager

Kevin is the Business Manager at Lumen Christi Catholic Parishes Wollongong; he is the Head of Digital and ICT in the pastoral region.


Tom Smith 150Project Manager and Digital Administrator

Tom Smith came to Wollongong in 1990 as the Regional Director.


cathy zamroz 150Pastoral Associate

Cathy is a parishioner at St Brigid’s Gwynneville; married and has three children, she also works as teacher for three days at a Catholic Primary School within the Diocese.


Leanne Burlin 150Parish Secretary

Leanne Burlin started working at the Lumen Christi Pastoral Region office in March 2011 as Parish Secretary assisting in the office.


Griffin 150Choir Director

Annette is Director of the Wollongong Diocesan Choir and the St Francis Xavier Cathedral Choir.


Upcoming Events

15 Nov
Today's Color: Green
Today's Rank: Opt. Mem.
15 Nov
SFX, Morning Prayer
15.11.18 6:45 am - 7:00 am

15 Nov
SFX, Mass
15.11.18 7:00 am - 8:00 am