As a Rector of Corpus Christi College, I have had the privilege of attending the ordinations of many new priests. During the Rite of Ordination, the ordaining bishops ask me this important question, “Do you know them to be worthy?”
It is the mission of the seminary to educate and form men who are worthy candidates for the priesthood. Last year, we had nine men ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Melbourne and three men for Diocese of Sandhurt. This was the largest ordination class that we have seen for many years.
The Seminary community continues to grow. We have nine new students commencing theirs studies for the priesthood this year. At this stage, we have approximately fifty students studying at Corpus Christi College for eight Dioceses. The seminarians are settling in well, despite the building works to accommodate the increasing numbers of students. We hope that the building works will be completed in early June this year.
We are also pleased to welcome Fr Ed Moloney from the Diocese of Ballarat to the Formation team at the seminary. Fr Ed is a priest with many year’s experience and he will bring many gifts to the role as the First Year Formator.
Seminary work is not easy and requires a lot of prayer and reflection. Please pray for the seminarians who are in formation for the priesthood. I thank Archbishop Hart, the Trustees, the seminarians, the staff, and the friends of the seminary for their support and prayers.
Please continue to pray for the seminarians and staff as we pray for you.
Fr Brendan J Lane
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