Help them answer God's call


For seminarian Adam Carlow, the call to enter the priesthood and dedicate his life to serving God was one he could not ignore. 

“For me, to be a priest means to lay one’s life down for Jesus the Good Shepherd, but also to lay down one’s life for the flock. It means jumping out of my boat in joy and swimming with all my strength at the sight of the Risen Christ on the shore line (Jn 21:7). It is a total self-surrender of love, which is expressed in a particular way for the good of the Church.”

With your support, Adam can continue to grow in faith and love as he prepares to serve our community as a priest and missionary of the Gospel.

“God’s always been with me, but I’ve learned and grown so much at Holy Spirit Seminary. We have been given so much, and I feel so blessed to be serving the Diocese of Parramatta.”


Seminarian Adam Carlow

You can help young men prepare for a life of service to our community.

It comes to us as a promise that the Lord will never leave His Church without priests to guide them. To help fulfil that promise, Holy Spirit Seminary, Harris Park has a mission to prepare future priests for the Diocese of Parramatta, training men to be true shepherds of Christ’s flock for whom He laid down His life and rose victoriously. 

Our priests bring comfort to people and guide them in so many important aspects and critical times of their lives. From administering the sacraments to pastoral care and spiritual guidance, they tend to their flock in our churches, schools, hospitals, prisons and throughout the community. 

It is my hope and my passion that Holy Spirit Seminary, as the pride and the future of our Diocese, will continue to form men into servants of the humble, listening, and accompanying Church.

Your gift will provide for the education, formation and accommodation of these men who have answered God’s call, successfully transforming them into compassionate, loyal priests who will help ensure the future of our Church. Thank you for your kind-hearted generosity.

Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv
Bishop of Parramatta

Your kind gifts and prayers will help men in our Diocese, like Adam Carlow, to answer God’s call and be formed after the heart of Jesus, so they can serve as His disciples in our community

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Thank you for your kind-hearted generosity, compassion, and support for our seminarians.

With your prayers and generous giving, our Holy Spirit Seminary can form more young men in our Diocese, like Adam Carlow, for a life of service as good shepherds, loyal priests and inspiring leaders of tomorrow’s Church.

May God’s blessings keep you and your loved ones safe and well throughout this challenging time.

Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv
Bishop of Parramatta