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Nam Installed as Lector

  On 18th March 2017, Bishop Michael McKenna installed Nam Dinh Le to the Ministry of Lector. Nam is in his third year of formation at the Seminary of the Good Shepherd, Homebush and this is the first of three steps seminarians take on the journey towards priesthood as part of their discernment and formation: […]

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Manly Union Luncheon 2017

On Wednesday 15th March 2017, the Seminary of the Good Shepherd community were joined by the members of the Manly Union for the annual celebratory luncheon.  We were blessed to have been joined by Terry Brady, Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney, Peter. A. Comensoli, Bishop of Broken Bay, and Robert McGuckin, Bishop of Toowoomba as well as […]

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Catholic Institute of Sydney Opening Mass

Photo by Sam French “[Through study] the future priest assents to the word of God, grows in his spiritual life and prepares himself to fulfil his pastoral ministry” Pastores Dabo Vobis n.51 It is fitting that the seminary begin the academic year at the Catholic Institute of Sydney (CIS) with Mass on the 1st Sunday […]

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Mass to open seminary year

By William Chow On Thursday the 9th February, the Seminary of the Good Shepherd community marked the beginning of the year with a Mass for Vocations and Holy Orders celebrated by His Grace, the Most Reverend Anthony Fisher, OP, Archbishop of Sydney.  During his homily, Archbishop Fisher emphasised the incredible bravery and what a leap […]

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Deacon comes home for Ordination

By William Chow On Saturday 22 October 2016, the Feast of St. John Paul II, Joshua J.R. Scott was ordained a Deacon for the Archdiocese of Canberra-Goulburn by The Most Reverend Gerard Christopher Prowse, DD, STD in St. Mary’s Church, Young, New South Wales, Australia.  Also con-celebrating was the Most. Reverend Richard Umbers, Auxiliary Bishop […]

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Installation of Lectors and Acolytes

On the eve of Sunday, September 18th, 2016 the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time at St. Mary’s Cathedral four seminarians from the Archdiocese of Sydney were installed into the Ministries of Lector and Acolyte.  Adi Sugiato, and Darren Caballero were installed as Acolytes.  Benjamin Gandy and Adrian Simmons were installed as Lectors. Most Rev Terence […]

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Deacons ordained for the “wonderful privilege” of service

  By William Chow On the eve of July 1, 2016 parishioners from across the Archdiocese of Sydney converged at St Felix de Valois parish in Bankstown to witness the Diaconate Ordination of Sebastian Hew (Archdiocese of Sydney), Moses Tamale (Archdiocese of Kampala), and Richard Ddumba (Archdiocese of Kampala) by Most Reverend Terry Brady, Auxiliary Bishop […]

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Five seminarians took the final step before the ordination to the Diaconate

By William Chow On the eve of Thursday, June 2 during Evening Prayer I the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, five seminarians took the solemn Oath of Fidelity and made Profession of Faith, and Promise of Celibacy which was presided over by Seminary of the Good Shepherd Rector Rev. Danny Meagher. Those […]

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A Step Forward

By Darren Caballero Pentecost Sunday of 2016 saw one of our brothers, Jonathan Vala, admitted to Candidacy. It was an appropriate date to hold such a joyous occasion that presented the Church’s acknowledgement of him being a suitable man to partake in the sacred ministry of the priesthood. Being held on Pentecost was a reminder […]

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Feasting on St Patrick’s Day

  By Adrian Simmons The celebrations of St Patrick’s Day included a Vietnamese barbecue, held at Patrick house. The food and celebratory drinks of Guinness carry on a tradition of celebrating this special feast day that goes back to the original seminary which was named after the Irish Bishop. The members of Patrick house spent […]

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