Welcome to the website of the Seminary of the Good Shepherd

The Seminary is the place where young men, who desire to be priests, come for formation. In this website, you will be able to listen to the stories of some of the seminarians. You will notice that they come from many different backgrounds and they express many different reasons for coming. You will also be able to read about the formation program, which lasts seven years and includes human, spiritual, pastoral and academic dimensions.

Ultimately it is God who calls a man to the priesthood and we respond to God with love. The love of God is the foundation of any priestly vocation. So, at the Seminary, we seek to produce men who are strong in faith and love: such men can truly be shepherds after the heart of God.

I hope you enjoy looking through our website. Please remember us in your prayers.

Yours sincerely,

Fr Danny Meagher


Event Information:

  • Fri

    Discernment Retreat for Men

    50-58 Abbotsford Rd, Homebush, 2140

    This retreat is to assist men in discerning their vocation. It will take a glimpse into life and formation into the priesthood; the weekend includes talks, time for personal prayer, sacraments, spiritual guidance, Q & A with seminarians and discussions.

    Some of our speakers include: Archbishop Anthony Fisher, Bishop Tony Randazzo and Fr. Lewi Barakat.

    The cost of the retreat is $99.

    Participants of this retreat must be 18 or over.

    Registration is essential.

    For enquiries, call 02 9307 8424 or e-mail vocations@sydneycatholic.org

    Register via our website: http://www.vocationcentre.org.au/events/vocations-discernment-retreat-for-men-2017-2/


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