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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On Wednesday 3rd February the Most Reverend Anthony Fisher, Archbishop of Sydney, celebrated Mass to open the 2021 Seminary year. We thanked God for all our new first years and their families, as well as the returning seminarians. It happened to be the feast of St. Blaise so we received the blessing of the throat. […]
On Friday 7th August, after three days of Child Protection and Safeguarding training with Sydney Catholic Schools, our second year seminarians were blessed and sent off with a Commissioning Ceremony.
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 […]
Last weekend, seminarians from various seminaries in Australia gathered together to compete in the annual inter-seminary soccer competition. The participating seminaries were: Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary (Perth and Sydney), Holy Spirit Seminary (Parramatta), Corpus Christi College (Melbourne), Seminary of the Good Shepherd (Sydney), Vianney College (Wagga Wagga), Missionaries of God’s Love (Canberra and Melbourne) and […]