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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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Formation Week 2022

Last week was our annual deep-dive formation week, with a focus on collaboration. We were blessed to have presentations, interactive sessions and small-group scenarios with Mr. Guy Zangari, Member for Fairfield, Sydney Catholic Schools and CatholicCare Sydney. We received great insights into their work and mission and the opportunities for collaboration as future parish priests, […]

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Opening Mass 2022

The Seminary Year for 2022 commenced with the Opening Mass on Thursday 3rd February, celebrated by the Most Reverend Columba Macbeth-Green OSPPE. We thanked God for our 5 new first years and their families, as well as the returning seminarians. Fr Michael de Stoop also gave the Rector’s address, with a particular focus on setting […]

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Seminarian Nam Dinh Le Admitted to Candidacy

Bishop Michael McKenna admitted seminarian Nam Dinh Le as a Candidate for Ordination at the Vigil Mass on Saturday 15 May 2021 at the Cathedral of St Michael and St John, Bathurst. Nam is currently completing his studies with us at the Seminary of the Good Shepherd, Homebush, and spent last year on pastoral placement […]

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Blessing of the Cassocks 2021

On Sunday, ‎February ‎28 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 put […]

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Thao Nguyen and Diep Nguyen’s candidancy

On 18 and 19 July, 2020, Thao Nguyen and Diep Nguyen were accepted as Candidates for Ordination. Please keep them and the Diocese of Bathurst, to which they belong, in your prayers as they continue along their journey to the priesthood.

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Farewell Sam French and Aldrin Valdehueza

On June 11th 2020, Sam French and Aldrin Valdehueza bid farewell as they completed their seminary studies. They are both trained for the Catholic Diocese of Broken Bay. They are grateful for their time spent in seminary and are hopeful to take the virtues, talents, and graces they have received these past years into their […]

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