Welcome to the digital home of the Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy. We are an association for Catholic bishops, priests and deacons of the dioceses of Australia. The ACCC is proudly supported by many lay and religious associate members. Through The Priest, our annual Conference, and many local activities, the Confraternity promotes the sanctification and fraternal life of the clergy in fidelity to the teaching of Christ Jesus and His Church.
Fr Gregory Pritchard
The Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy offers two membership categories.
Full membership is available to diocesan bishops, priests and deacons.
Lay faithful, consecrated religious and seminarians are invited to register as Associate Members.
Almighty and Eternal God,
look with mercy on your priests,
sharing your Fatherhood in the holy Church.
Your Son, the Lord Jesus,
has made them priests and victims with himself:
day by day, may they offer the worship of his
mystical body in the Eucharistic sacrifice,
with their own homage of heart, mind and body.
By the Holy Spirit, make them zealous in their priestly ministry; keep them devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, obedient to the Pope and their own ordinary, and through them inspire young men to serve you in the priesthood.
To you, O Holy Trinity,
be honour and glory for ever and ever.
Twice a year the ACCC publishes a journal titled The Priest. Beautifully presented, it features news about the life of the Confraternity as well as various articles and papers presented at our Annual Conferences. While some content from previous editions is available online, the latest content is exclusive to the current print edition. Subscription to The Priest is included in full or affiliate membership of the ACCC. Become a member today to receive your copy!