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.

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/

Christmas Mass Times

Tuesday 24th December (Christmas Eve)
9:15am          Morning Mass

6:00pm          Family Vigil Mass
The children are invited to dress up as their favourite nativity character –  there will be prizes for the best dressed!! (PLEASE no glitter)
11:30pm        Carol Service followed by Midnight Mass

Wednesday 25th December (Christmas Day)
9:00am          Mass only.

No evening Mass on Christmas Day







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