Fr John Armstrong
Fr. John Armstrong was ordained a priest in 1990 for the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn. He has served as Parish Priest in Central Canberra from 1994-2000, Administrator of St Christopher’s Cathedral from 2001-2005, Parish Priest of South Tuggeranong Parish from 2005-2014, Parish Priest of Batemans Bay Parish from 2014-2017 and Administrator of Moruya Parish from 2015-2017. He also served as the Director of Clergy Life and Ministry from 2001-2011 and has served on the Council of Priests from 1996-2017 and as a Diocesan Consultor from 2001-2017. He has experience in working for the NSW/ACT Marriage Tribunal as an Advocate. He was appointed as Spiritual Director for the Seminary of the Good Shepherd in October 2017.
Fr. John has also completed a Doctorate Degree in Demography from the ANU in 2001 and a Doctorate in Practical Ministry from ACU in 2012. He completed a Masters of Arts from ACU on Spiritual Direction in 2004, a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from CenterQuest in Los Angeles in 2017 and most recently a Certificate of Spiritual Direction/ Directed Retreats at Creighton University, Omaha in 2020. He has undertaken supervision in leading the Spiritual Exercises at Campion College of Ignatian Spirituality in Kew in 2015. He is a member of Companions Australia and Conference of Spiritual Directors. He also serves as Spiritual Advisor to the National Secretariat of the Cursillo Movement and is Spiritual Advisor to the Australia Pacific Secretariat of the Cursillo Movement from 2018-2022.