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Thanks be to God for our priests!

Joy rung out from a packed St Mary’s Cathedral as three Sydney men were ordained to the priesthood on 11 July.

Deacon Sone: God’s plan for me was “hidden” in plain sight

I grew up wounded by an experience of early abandonment, but it was precisely in my imperfect but faithful family life where my vocation was planted and nurtured.

Called to serve and love, three deacons prepare for priesthood

Deacons Adrian Suyanto, Likisone Tominiko and Br Charbel Mary Francis will be ordained at St Mary’s Cathedral on 14 July. Here they share their reflections on serving God’s people thus far and their hopes for the priestly ministry.

Bishop Ingham’s memories of Newtown

Bishop Peter Ingham recalls his early days of priesthood serving St Joseph’s parish in Newtown and the rocky start to his friendship with its pastor Monsignor John Byrne.

Money and ministry: Are we serving the right master?

In every case, money matters caused pain and misery in the parish community. It’s hugely sad. But that’s what can happen, because money brings out the best and worst in us, says Philippa Martyr.

The Beauty of Priesthood: Embracing God’s Calling

It’s been a few decades since I was ordained, and it’s sometimes hard work, but summoning the whole of creation to prayer every morning never gets old. I don’t know why other priests don’t love their jobs as much as I do, asks Philippa Martyr.

Friends mark priestly milestones

Sydney’s priests came together to celebrate 25, 40, 50 and 60 year jubilee anniversaries of their priesthood at The Good Shepherd Seminary in Homebush for the annual Manly Union lunch.

Eight new seminarians entrusted to Don Bosco’s intercession

Sydney seminary is now home to 46 seminarians, from nine Latin Rite dioceses and three Eastern Rite eparchies.

Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP: The Vineyard’s humble workers

This is the edited text of the homily given by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP for the Mass of the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A.

Pastoral young clergy show you can’t judge a priest by his...

A couple of months ago, I needed to drop a package to one of our young priests. The item had been delivered to the chancery in error, and I had offered to take it to him on my way to work in the morning because the parish was only a short detour on my journey to the office.

Fr John Iacono: A spiritual father from Sydney to Cebu

Fr John Iacono has helped to change countless lives for the better in Sydney and the Philippines and now in his 80s the quiet...

Mother’s gift of a kidney clears the way for deacon’s ordination

Following successful kidney transplant surgery in India, Deacon Vinco Muriyadan of the Hobart Archdiocese is recovering well and has expressed his gratitude to God and to all those who prayed for him.
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