Parramatta Catholic Foundation proudly supports the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, and Holy Spirit Seminary, which work to spread the faith.

The Holy Spirit Seminary forms young men for the priesthood and for a life of service, modelled on Christ. It does this by providing a holistic approach to developing seminarians spiritually, academically and in human virtue.

fr John hogan

“We have three key areas of formation for our seminarians. The first level deepens their relationship with God. The second level enriches their relationship with family, friends and peers. And the third level expands their contribution to society. Integrating these three levels prepares our future priests for the demands of this ministry.”

Fr John Hogan, Rector of Holy Spirit Seminary

The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine provides faith formation and Christian learning to students in State schools. The main areas taught are the teachings of Jesus, Gospel values and the Catholic Church.

The great fruit of this ministry is assisting students to encounter Christ.

Cecilia

“A reward from this work is to see students praying to God, sharing their joys and sorrows… I’m also moved when students freely approach teachers years later, recalling their SRE classes. Some of these students go on to become SRE teachers themselves.”

Cecilia Zammit, Director of The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine

News & Events

Granville parishioners enact corporal works of mercy to farewell a stranger

  Christopher Baker died alone. He had no friends and no family to attend his funeral. His one request when he passed away was to have his funeral performed in a Catholic Church. Little did Christopher know that he would be farewelled by the generous parishioners of Holy Trinity Parish, Granville. The funeral, held at…

Ensuring the legacy of your lifetime lives on

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New stained glass window ‘gifted’ to St Finbar’s

  When glass artist Patti Robinson was commissioned by the late Fr Brian Larkey to design the large stained glass window in St Finbar’s Church, Glenbrook, she did not envisage that 25 years would pass before she would finish the work, or that its completion would be made possible by a gift in the Will…

Ephpheta Centre celebrates 40 years’ services to deaf community

  The deaf and hard of hearing community across Sydney have celebrated a milestone. On Sunday 4 August, the Ephpheta Centre celebrated their 40thanniversary with Mass and a luncheon. Bishop Vincent Long OFM Conv, Bishop of Parramatta, was the principal celebrant for the Mass. Hundreds of Ephpheta Centre volunteers, members, families and friends were in…

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 Seminary. If 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…

Fr John: ‘There will always be a need for Jesus Christ’

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 Seminary. If you would like to help, please click here to make a donation today.   By Fr John Hogan, Rector, Holy Spirit Seminary One thing we…