All posts by: Daniel O'Kelly

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SILENCE AND SOLITUDE SUNDAY

Every 3rd Sunday of the month the Seminarians have a mini half day retreat where we reflect on a particular theme. Then in the evening we assist at the 6pm mass at the Cathedral, serving at the altar and singing in the Schola.

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WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS ~ GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY – 8 May 2022

Please pray for our Seminarians and Deacons from the Seminary of the Good Shepherd and for vocations across all our dioceses. Prayer for Vocations: “God our Father,You made each of us to use our gifts in the Body of Christ.We ask that You inspire young people whomyou call to priesthood and consecrated lifeto courageously follow […]

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Premiere of Fr Stu

Sydney priests, seminarians and 1 bishop were this week the first in Australia to see the new Mark Wahlberg offering Fr Stu … and gave it their blessings! https://www.catholicweekly.com.au/saved-by-grace-and-grit/

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ORDINATIONS TO THE DIACONATE 2022 – Nam and James

We give thanks to God for Rev. Nam Dinh Le, Diocese of Bathurst, and Rev. James Arblaster, Diocese of Wollongong, on their ordinations to the Diaconate last weekend. Nam’s Ordination was celebrated by Bishop Michael McKenna at the Cathedral of St Michael and St John, Bathurst on Friday 29 April. James’ Ordination was celebrated by […]

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SEVEN CHURCHES PILGRIMAGE 2022

Every year after the Mass of the Lord’s Supper the Seminarians visit seven churches in Sydney. This beautiful tradition was said to have started by St Philip Neri and is practiced all around the world, as pilgrims move from altar to altar, spiritually accompanying Christ as he enters his Passion. As Jesus asks of his […]

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EASTER TRIDUUM 2022

Before the Easter Triduum commenced, Seminarians from each diocese returned to their Cathedrals to celebrate the Chrism Mass. “The blessing of the Holy Oils is one of the most ancient and beautiful ceremonies in the Church. Always celebrated in the Cathedral, by the Bishop surrounded by the Priests from his diocese, the Chrism Mass manifests […]

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Commissioning and Blessing for Pastoral Ministry

On Friday 25 March the 2nd Year Seminarians were commissioned and blessed as they begin their Sydney Catholic Schools pastoral ministry this year. They received three days of Child Protection, Religious Education and teaching training from the staff at SCS.Please pray for them as they go out to the primary schools in Sydney, and for […]

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Blessing of the Cassocks and Surplices 2022

On Sunday, 13 March the second year seminarians received the blessing of their cassock and surplice. They left the chapel, removed their ties – a symbol of laying aside the vanity of secular garb – then returned in their cassock and surplices. This is a sign that they have taken off the old man and […]

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Seminary’s 25th Anniversary Open Day

The Seminary celebrated its 25th Anniversary on Sunday 6 March. We were joined by several young men discerning a vocation to the priesthood, along with friends, neighbours, past and current Seminarians and staff of the Seminary of the Good Shepherd.The Open Day commenced with mass on the 1st Sunday of Lent, celebrated by former rector […]

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