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Father Paul Durkin
Vocation Team

Vocation Director: Fr Paul Durkin
Fr Paul Durkin was ordained to the priesthood on 17 December 2011. Prior to his ordination, Fr Paul held various positions of responsibility in four Catholic Secondary colleges, and at the Catholic Education Office, Sydney. He travelled widely, at one stage taking a year away to travel around the world. Fr Paul was also very involved in the life of the Church. Over the years, Fr Paul has had a keen interest in liturgy, prayer, spirituality and faith formation. He has completed a two year course in Spiritual Direction and has met regularly with the Christian Meditation community. Fr Paul is today Parish Priest of Holy Name, Wahroonga.

The Role of the Vocations Ministry is to:

  • Foster and nurture a “vocation culture” across the Diocese of Broken Bay
  • Foster an awareness and understanding of the specific vocation of Priesthood, Diaconate and Consecrated Life, and encourage men and women to consider these lifestyles as possible and life-giving options for the future
  • Accompany and guide those who are discerning their vocation
  • Support and assist men in exploring a vocation to the priesthood, and women and men exploring a vocation to consecrated life
  • Assist men and facilitate the process of entering the Good Shepherd Seminary
  • Organise events and provide one-on-one advice in discerning the priesthood, diaconate or consecrated life
  • Provide resources for vocations and discernment
Contact the Vocations Office

St Agatha's Parish
20 Boundary Road, Pennant Hills NSW 2120
Phone: 02 9484 1427

Fr Paul Durkin
0425 746 749

Michelle Chahine
Vocations Officer
02 9484 1427
0418 522 449

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