Vice Rector and Director of Pastoral Work

vice-rector 175Rev. Desmond Moloney

Father Desmond Moloney is the son of Jim and Pauline Moloney. He was born in the city of Warrnambool. His family later moved to Melbourne where the family business of horse training flourished. The family engaged in parish life in a number of Melbourne parishes and continue to do so.

Fr Des is a past pupil of St. Bede's College in Mentone. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1979 for the Archdiocese of Melbourne and has served in a number of parishes as assistant priest and then as parish priest in Gladstone Park and Ferntree Gully.

Fr Des has a great interest in the spiritual masters and he has close links with the world wide Christian Meditation movement. He practices meditation on a daily basis and is often requested to teach meditation to those whose are interested in deepening their spiritual lives.

Fr Des is responsible for the supervision and care of parish interns, and the pastoral supervision of all pastoral work undertaken by seminarians.