Formation to Become “Our Deacon”

Fr Jim McKeon’s job is to prepare men to be permanent deacons in the Diocese of Broken Bay. Although he considers himself only a “common garden variety parish priest”, he is clearly much more than that, and brings a wealth of wisdom and experience to the ministry of formation. It all started in 2008 whenContinue reading “Formation to Become “Our Deacon””

Faith Margins, Even in the City

I met Erick, now a Passionist priest, while we were studying theology together in Adelaide. He is a truly inspiring person and spiritual leader. While Fr Erick has been ordained as a priest, he was first ordained as a deacon. Even though this ‘transitional’ role often appears different to the permanent diaconate, priests continue toContinue reading “Faith Margins, Even in the City”

Fr Harold in the Wilderness

“The walking smile.” That’s what Bishop Greg O’Kelly dubbed him, and the name has stuck. Fr Harold Camonias is like a strolling beam of sunshine and I was lucky enough to get to know him in the Port Pirie Diocese, South Australia. Harold is naturally gifted at youth ministry, and accompanied our World Youth DayContinue reading “Fr Harold in the Wilderness”