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
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
2008 - moved to Engadine as Parish Priest.
Fr Jose Mathews: (assistant Priest) Moved to Engadine in mid 2015.
Fr Peter Carroll (Chaplain to St John Bosco College and Dunlea Centre (Previously Boys Town)
Parish Secretary -
Hi - I am Robyn Worsley the Parish Secretary.
I look forward to meeting you ... :)
You can contact me on 9520 8277 during office hours - Tues. to Friday.
Youth Minister Matty H (Matthew Humphreys)
I have been part of
Engadine Parish since birth thanks to the strong commitment and
involvement of my family in the Parish. I did not attend Bosco College, but travelled to Sutherland Shire Christian School with
my neighbour/principle! My family were regular attendees of the 7:30am
Sunday mass at John Paul Village, where we provided the music for the congregation. We were also part of a great family group that regularly kept in
contact. Other contacts in the Parish were through the Bosco Soccer
club, Christmas Eve Mass, and the Boys Town Fetes. With the majority of my school peers
being from other churches within the shire, I often found myself at
different youth groups and churches from many different denominations
throughout my time in high school. This was an invaluable part of my
faith formation and I truly appreciate the opportunity I had to learn
and grow from these churches and people.
Occasionally attending Bosco Parish outings for the youth such as
concerts and Jamberoo trips, my first real involvement outside of my
family Mass was when I was asked to play in the Sunday youth music team. I had not long
been involved in playing guitar at the 6pm Mass when I was then invited
to go on an Antioch weekend. Antioch was a great chance for me to make
friends and contacts my own age within the parish, and from there I soon
invited to join the Sydney Antioch Leadership Team (SALT). The SALT team
on retreats where young Catholics were invited to discover and hone
Leadership skills and return with them to their own parishes. In the
space of about 1 year, my involvement in this Parish and the Catholic
had grown exponentially, and my social circles were quickly changing as
(including meeting my wife Debs at Antioch!) From here, involvement in Parish life flooded and soon became part of who I
am, becoming involved in our youth groups, prayer groups, leadership camps,
social events, and more. Some of the highlights of these years have been
helping start the youth group Connect and seeing it grow to what it is today, fundraising via a Parish Musical that was put on in 2006, being part
of the fantastic Good Friday Passion Plays and my involvement with the many musicians and singers who have been part of the 6pm Youth Mass.
I am very much looking forward to the year ahead and I pray that through my
role as Youth Minister I can help provide opportunities for our youth to
also become actively involved in our Parish, whether it be at an introductory level, or at a level of full involvement.