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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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From Generation to Generation: Manly Union Dinner

  By William Chow On Wednesday 16th March, 2016 Seminarians from the Seminary of the Good Shepherd were joined by the members of the Manly Union for their annual Dinner.  Our Seminary community was blessed by the presence of Bishops Terry Brady, Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney, and Peter. A. Comensoli, Bishop of Broken Bay, as well […]

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After the Heart of Christ: Priests ordained for Perth

  By Sebastian Hew On the Feast of St. Casimir, His Grace, the Most Rev. Timothy Costelloe promoted five men to the Sacred Order of the Priesthood for service in the Archdiocese of Perth: Matthew Hodgson, Jerome Truc Ba Nguyen, David Adan Ramirez Nieves, Rodrigo da Costa Ponte and Giovanni Raffaele. It was standing-room only […]

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CIS opening Mass for the academic year

By Darren Caballero The Catholic Institute of Sydney celebrated the opening of its academic year with a Mass held on Sunday the 28th of February. The Mass was held in the auditorium where Fr. Gerard Kelly, President of the Catholic Institute of Sydney Academic Board, led the liturgy together with a number of priests associated with […]

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Welcome from the Rector

We start our new year at the seminary welcoming seven seminarians to the spiritual year, Adam Brereton, Bijoy Joseph, Josh Gaddi, Mark Anderson and Ben Saliba from the Archdiocese of Sydney,  Sam French from Broken Bay and Eden Langlands from Canberra & Goulburn. And we look forward to welcoming three others from the Broken Bay […]

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Institution of Acolytes and Lectors

At the 6pm Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday, October 18th, Archbishop Anthony Fisher admitted a number of our seminarians to certain ministries.

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We need more heroes: four priests ordained in Sydney

In this Anzac centenary year there have been books, movies and TV series, musical compositions, interviews, readings from diaries, exhibitions of artefacts and, perhaps most powerfully, of photographs, all recording or reflecting upon that war that was supposed to end all wars. There are even web-albums of photos of priests celebrating Mass in war zones, […]

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