Faculty & Staff
Father John Hogan
Rector of Holy Spirit Seminary
Father John originally comes from northern England. He was ordained in 1981. Before coming to Australia in 1995 he worked in the fields of priestly formation, spirituality and retreat giving. In Australia he has had parish experience in Guildford, Penrith, Castle Hill and Richmond. He has been at Holy Spirit Seminary since January 2008.
Specialisation: Psychology. Spirituality.
Father Chris D’Souza
Currently Father Chris is the parish priest in nearby Penrith. He was ordained in Sydney in 1983 and has a wide experience in parish work, prison ministry and diocesan management.
Specialisation: Spirituality. Physics
Father Peter Lamont
Father Robert Anderson
Sister Margaret Sheppard
Sister Margaret is a Sister of Mercy (Parramatta) who is also responsible for the Initial Formation programme for her Congregation. She is instrumental in organising and accompanying the in-house formation programme for the seminarians for Mondays and conducts Theological Reflection sessions which all seminarians are required to undertake. This process enables each seminarian to investigate his life and experience with a view to finding God in all things.
George is obviously the most important man in the house! For most of his adult life George has been involved in the hospitality industry. As Master Chef he is in much demand and is frequently Chef at the V.I.P. Lounge at Telstra Stadium. The seminary is lucky to have George as its full-time chef. His speciality is turning the ordinary into the gourmet. Residents of the seminary are advised to undertake a daily workout!
|Helen Ryan (right) with daughter Louise.|
Keeps the seminary spotless
Together with Mick, Louise and Kel, Helmic Cleaning Services, spearheaded by Helen, continually makes sure that the seminary house and grounds are in the best order. Helen has been part of the life here since the house opened in 1993.