SUMNER HOUSE – HOUSE OF DISCERNMENT FOR MEN A hundred and eighty three years to the day after the first Catholic priest was ordained in Australia, a house of vocational discernment named in his honour was officially opened and blessed in Sydney. Sumner House in Lidcombe, a residential home for young men discerning their vocation, … Continue reading A place for young men to hear the still, small voice of God

There are great signs of hope amid turbulent times in the Church, according to the rector of Sydney’s seminary Father Danny Meagher. Father Meagher has welcomed 12 newcomers to the Good Shepherd Seminary, bringing the total number of men in formation for the priesthood there to 54. Coinciding with an unprecedented Vatican summit on child protection … Continue reading 12 NEWCOMERS TO THE SEMINARY

Vocations Sunday 2018 You had to be there! The atmosphere of the solemn Mass, the beautiful music and the prayerful reverence of the people gathered around the Lord, marked the 55th World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Young people, Consecrated Women, seminarians, and young families gathered with the parishioners of St Benedict’s Broadway in a … Continue reading World Day of Prayer for Vocations – Sun 22 April 2018 (Good Shepherd Sunday)

First year seminarians for 2017 at Good Shepherd Seminary in Homebush. PHOTO: Giovanni Portelli It shouldn’t be happening. With the reputation of Catholic priests and the Church at an all-time low, both of the Archdiocese of Sydney’s seminaries are booming. Rather than turning away from the possibility of the priesthood, young men are choosing to … Continue reading Sydney’s seminaries booming despite cultural climate