Parish Team

Fr Mick Court   (Parish Priest)

Fr Mick joined the Salesian in 1976 and did his novitiate during that year. 

1977-78:   He completed his B.Sc at Monash Uni (majoring in Chemistry and Applied Mathematics) and followed it with his Dip Ed from the same institution. 

He taught at Sunbury (1979) and Chadstone (1980) and part-time at Chadstone during his theology years (81-84).

He completed his B.Theol from Melbourne College of Divinity before being ordained on 30th June 1984.  

1985-1987 was in Adelaide, working in the parish and Religious Co-ordinator at the Salesian Secondary College at Brooklyn Pk.
1988-1994 at St Joseph's College Ferntree Gully.  Religious Co-ordinator and teacher.  Assisted in the parish of St Thomas More Belgrave.
1995-2007  at Auxilium College Lysterfield.   During that time co-ordinated the running of the retreat centre and facilitated the running of retreats for students of all ages.              2008  to Today ...         Engadine Parish Priest.

In the later years also facilitated many teaching staff' PD days, mainly focusing on a program called 'Courage to Teach'.     Was rector in the last 4 years of his time there, and was novice director of three novitiates prior to that.

For 20 years he was the chaplain to the Salesian Hispanic Co-operator unit and learnt to celebrate mass in Spanish.

He was also chaplain for the Hearts in Action group of young adults for a number of years.   He has worked with the Marriage Encounter movement in many roles since 1986.  

Fr Mick's interests are varied.  He is a keen magician and enjoyed playing many sports (retiring from competition AFL when he was 38 and ran many half marathons during his 40's and 50's).     He enjoys mind games these days and looks for opportunities to play 'bridge' and 'chess'.  Crafts or anything that expresses creativity are things that he has dabbled in.    He has an interest in all things related to living the Christian life - especially spirituality and contemplative prayer.  



Fr Leo Choi (assistant priest) 

Fr Nick Castelyns (assistant priest) 

Fr Peter Hoang (Rector College and Dunlea) 

Tara Anderson (Parish Secretary)

Raqael Lisboa (Youth Minister)

Kay Mcadam (Sacramental Co-ordinator)