Five new seminarians for the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta

13/02/2012

Holy Spirit Seminary Vocations News Story
Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP and Fr John Hogan, Rector of Holy Spirit Seminary, with Parramatta’s seminarians.
Photo: Alphonsus Fok & Grace Lu

The Catholic Diocese of Parramatta now has 11 seminarians in formation at Holy Spirit Seminary.

Most Rev Anthony Fisher OP said the Catholic community was blessed to have such wonderful men discerning their vocation to the priesthood.

“Our senior Deacon Larry Tolentino, God willing, will be ordained a priest later this year and five new seminarians joined our seminary in February,” Bishop Anthony said.

The new seminarians are Chris del Rosario, Jack Green, Joe Murphy, Paul Griffin and Anthony Lobo. They join Deacon Larry, Anthony Saliba, Bui Thien Hien, John Paul Escarlan, Pio Ho Jang and Vincent Phan.

“Have you given some thought and prayer to the calling to be a priest in your own life or encouraged other male friends to do so?” Bishop Anthony asked. ”Please join me in praying for them.”

Hearing God’s call

Holy Spirit Seminary Vocations News Story
Bishop Anthony with Parramatta’s seminarians.
Photo: Alphonsus Fok & Grace Lu
Everyone is welcome to join the Holy Hour for Vocations in St Patrick’s Cathedral on the third Thursday of each month for an hour of adoration, prayer, music and quiet time. Each Holy Hour for Vocations starts at 7pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the Cathedral at 1 Marist Place, Parramatta.

All young men who feel God may be calling them to the priesthood are invited to a reflection afternoon and dinner on Sunday 26 February 2012 at Our Lady of the Angels Parish – Rouse Hill, 1 Wellgate Ave, Kellyville. The afternoon starts at 2pm and concludes with pizza at 6pm.

The diocesan Vocation Director, Fr Warren Edwards, said there would be input from the vocations team and guest speaker, as well as an opportunity for questions and some reflection and prayer time.

“Any interested young men are welcome to come along,” Fr Warren said.

“They do not have to be thinking of joining next year, maybe just wondering."

To find out more about priesthood or religious life, you are most welcome to contact
Fr Warren tel
0409 172 700 or email vocations@parra.catholic.org.au 

To find out more about vocations for the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta visit: http://www.parra.catholic.org.au/vocations 

Holy Spirit Seminary: http://www.parra.catholic.org.au/holyspiritseminary/


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