Parish Team

Fr Mick Court   (Parish Priest)

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

He completed his B.Sc at Monash Uni and followed it with his Dip Ed from the same institution. 

He taught at Sunbury and Chadstone during his training years.

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. 

In the later years also facilitated many teaching staffs' 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 in within the Marriage Encounter movement in many roles since 1988.  

Fr Michael's interest's are varied.  He is a keen magican and enjoys all sport.  These days are restricted to walking.   He enjoys games and these days looks for opportunities to play 'bridge'.  Crafts or anything that expresses creativity are also things that he has dabbled in.    He has an interest in all things related to living the Christian life - especially spirituality and in recent years contemplative prayer.  

2008  - moved to Engadine as Parish Priest.


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)