Help them answer God’s call to the Priesthood

The Catholic Foundation Diocese of Parramatta supports works of Faith, Hope and Charity across Western Sydney and the Blue Mountains. Our current appeal seeks to build support for the Holy Spirit SeminaryIf you would like to help, please click here to make a donation today.

The Holy Spirit Seminary in Harris Park prepares men for the Catholic Priesthood to be outstanding examples of Christian living and of self-emptying service to the world. Through theological and philosophical study and discussion, prayer and shared activities, young men who have been called by God can deepen their relationship with Him and with each other and prepare themselves for a life of service to the community.


“The formation of future priests…is considered by the Church to be one of the most demanding and important tasks for the future of the evangelization of humanity.” – Pope St. John Paul II, Pastores Dabo Vobis (I Will Give You Shepherds)


Father Hogan, Rector, Holy Spirit Seminary

Fr John Hogan, Rector, Holy Spirit Seminary. Image: Diocese of Parramatta.

“There will always be a need for spirituality and a union with God. And when people have a priest, they don’t have to go looking for books or other things, there is a person that they can go to, there’s a knowingness that someone’s there who is totally dedicated to God and also dedicated to them. A link between Jesus Christ and this priesthood we share.”




David Sebastian, Seminarian

David Sebastian, Seminarian, Holy Spirit Seminary. Image: Diocese of Parramatta.

“I’m in my fourth year at Holy Spirit Seminary. I’ve grown so much in my faith here and in trying to better understand my vocation and how to serve God and his people, and this has already helped with the pastoral activities I take part in, in my parish and the community. I’m eager to see what the future holds.”




Father Galbert, newly-ordained Assistant Priest at St Aidan’s Parish, Rooty Hill

Fr Galbert Albino. Image: Diocese of Parramatta.

“Led by Father John, the Holy Spirit Seminary provided me and my colleagues with an education that nurtured our spiritual needs and helped us understand what people are going through in life. In this way they prepared us to be sent to the parish and I’m very happy with the ministry I am now doing.”




Please send a gift and help our seminarians prepare for a life of service to our community.

Your donation will provide for the education, formation and accommodation of the men who have answered God’s call, so they can be formed after the heart of Jesus Christ and serve as his priests and disciples.

Please support our seminarians by giving generously to the Bishop’s Good Shepherds Appeal.

To donate call 02 8838 3482 or visit