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 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.
Please click the image above to register for a Mass time.
Sacramental Programme 2020
After discussions regarding the current recommendations from the Government for large gatherings in places of Worship and the current cluster outbreaks in our local area; in the best interest for the health of all, we have made the sad decision to postpone all Sacraments until next year.
Click on the image above to read changes to the Sacramental Programme for 2020.
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
St Charles Primary School
Address: 53-63 Carrington Road, Waverley NSW 2024
Phone: (02) 9387 3845
St Clare’s College
Address: 41-51 Carrington Road, Waverley NSW 2024
Phone: (02) 8305 7100
Waverley College – Senior Campus
Address: 131 Birrell Street, Waverley NSW 2024
Phone: (02) 9369 0600
Waverley Junior School
Address: 44 Henrietta Street, Waverley NSW 2024
Phone: (02) 9387 5022