Our clergy

Clergy life and ministry

The life of a priest is nourished by word and sacrament, as the priest is one who foremost contemplates the word of God and partakes of the bread of life. And the life of a priest finds its meaning in the midst of God’s people. The natural habitat of the priest is in the field, among people, taking on the ‘smell of the sheep’. In order to fulfill this vocation the priest himself must give attention to his own ongoing formation and needs: human, intellectual, pastoral and spiritual. The priest is also a collaborator with the bishop of the diocese and along with the faithful, he is called to work with the bishop in a consultative way in order to further the mission of the diocese.

Auxiliary Bishops and Episcopal Vicars

Vicar General

Rev Joe Caddy AM VG
PO Box 146, East Melbourne VIC 8002 Australia

Auxiliary Bishop for the Northern Region
Episcopal Vicar for Evangelisation and Mission

Most Rev Terence Curtin STD DD VG EV
Ph: (03) 9375 7161

Auxiliary Bishop for the Southern Region
Episcopal Vicar for Health, Aged and Disability Care

Most Rev Anthony J Ireland STD DD VG EV
Ph: (03) 7064 3915

Auxiliary Bishop for the Western Region

Most Rev Martin Ashe DD VG
Ph: (03) 9412 8404

Episcopal Vicar for the Eastern Region

Very Rev Anthony (Tony) Kerin JCL EV PP
Ph: (03) 9401 6371

Episcopal Vicar for Social Services

Rev Joe Caddy AM VG
Ph: (03) 9926 5638

Episcopal Vicar for Religious Education

Most Rev Peter J Elliott MA STD DD VG EV
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Melbourne
PO Box 62 Ormond 3204
Ph: (03) 9576 9145

Episcopal Vicar for Life Marriage and Family

Very Rev Anthony (Tony) Kerin JCL EV PP
Ph: (03) 9890 2231

Episcopal Vicar for Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Very Rev Denis Stanley EV
Ph: (03) 9657 0222

Episcopal Vicar for Migrants and Refugees

Monsignor Joselito Cerna Asis
Ph: 03 9482 5349 / 0404 261 228

Episcopal Vicar for Catholic Schools

Very Rev Mark Reynolds
Ph: (03) 9763 7302

Vicar for Religious

Sr Veronica Hoey SGS