On Wednesday morning, we departed the seminary on our journey to Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu Shrine in Bacchus Marsh, after the long drive, the minibus full of first years was buzzing when on our right hand side we caught a glimpse of the giant Cross landmark on the Ta’ Pinu hill.
“If you want to know what the real seminarians are like, you can always ask their sisters,” said Fr Brendan Lane, the seminary rector, responded by laughter from the congregation at the celebration of Mass, at the start of the annual Seminary Family Day on Sunday 22 March 2015.
On Saturday 20 September 2014, Most Rev. Leslie Tomlinson, Bishop of Sandhurst ordained Stephen Bolling, Junray Rayna and Novelito Lim to the order of Diaconate in Sacred Heart Cathedral, Bendigo. This is certainly a joyous occasion for the Diocese and Corpus Christi College seminary.
On Saturday 13 September 2014, Archbishop Denis Hart ordained Reverend Deacons Minh Tran, Linh Pham and Sang Ho to the priesthood, and Justel Callos, Daryl Montecillo, Patrick Bradford, Joel Peart, Dong Tran and George Feliciouz to the Diaconate.
On Sunday 18th May the Priest’s Support and Education Fund launched its annual appeal at Corpus Christi College, the Regional Seminary for Victoria and Tasmania. The Fund was established in 1998 by the Knights of the Southern Cross and raises funds for the ongoing education of seminarians and clergy for the dioceses of Victoria and Tasmania as well as the Military Ordinariate.
Every year on Palm Sunday the Church celebrates World Youth Day in the local dioceses. One of the ways that this is celebrated in the Archdiocese of Melbourne is the Evangelium Palm Sunday Church pilgrimage to four churches in the city area.
Holy Week brings a significant change of pace at the Seminary. The students return to their own dioceses leaving only the Melbourne seminarians at Corpus Christi. Palm Sunday is spent serving Mass at the Cathedral and this year some of the students joined the Evangelium church Pilgrimage as it made its way around the churches in the Melbourne area.