Parish Priest

Resident Priest:

Fr Paul Crowley B Theol, SLL.

Fr Paul has been the Parish Priest of St Mary's Concord since 8 January 1993.

Ordained  for the Archdiocese of Sydney on 7 September 1974, he served as an associate pastor in Stanmore, Naremburn (chaplain to the Royal North Shore Hospital) and North Ryde parishes before undertaking graduate studies in 1982 at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute S. Anselmo, in Rome. After returning from Rome in 1985 he served as the Director of Liturgy for the Archdiocese of Sydney and as a part-time lecturer in Liturgical Studies at the Catholic Institute of Sydney.

He was a member of the Sydney Liturgical Commission from 1985 until 2002, serving both as its executive officer (1985-1995) and as chairman (1989-1994).

He was a member of the Australian Catholic National Liturgical Commission (1985-1997) and  a representative of the Australian Catholic Church on the Australian Consultation on Liturgy (ACOL), a national ecumenical group (1987-1996).

He has served as a Deanery represenative on the Council of Priests and as a member of the Archbishop's Clergy Appointments Advisory Committee. He is currently the Dean of the Concord Deanery.

 

 


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