Welcome to the Parish of St Charles Borromeo

Built in 1913, Mary Immaculate Church is the mother-church of the Franciscan Friars in Australia and parish church for Saint Charles Borromeo. The Church is a popular wedding venue enhanced by the fine acoustics and the historic paintings of the Seven Joys of Mary (Franciscan Crown). 

Waverley Parish’s mission is to be a sign of God’s love for all people by being a welcoming and caring community which embraces the Gospel of Jesus in the spirit of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi. We acknowledge the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we stand. We walk on a land once occupied by the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. May we continue to love and respect the land as they have.


Register for a Mass

With the recent news of the easing of restrictions for church services, we are glad to offer the opportunity for people to register in for a Mass (Max. of 100 people permitted per Mass from the first week of July).

As of the 1st week of July, we will be returning to our existing Mass times.

  • Monday to Saturday: 9:15am
  • Saturday Vigil: 5pm
  • Sunday: 8:30am, 10:00am and 5:00pm

However we encourage everyone to still book in for Mass (if possible). Booking in online means that when you come into the church, you only need to initial/sign next to your name and saves writing out all the details. 

Click on the image below or go to our Our Parish Mass Times page to register for a Mass. 


Interesting Facts about Mary Immaculate Church:

  • Seats up to 400 people
  • Neo-classical style Pipe Organ
  • Friday Morning Teas
  • St Charles’ Mothers Prayer Group
  • Christian Meditation Community
  • Secular Franciscan Fraternity

Affiliated Schools:

St Charles’ Parish Primary School, Waverley
(02) 9387 3845 or http://stcwaverley.catholic.edu.au/

St Clare’s College, Waverley
(02) 8305 7100 or https://stclares.nsw.edu.au/

Waverley College, Senior Campus
(02) 9369 0600 or https://waverley.nsw.edu.au/


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