Our People

In 2018 Redemptoris Mater Sydney has become the home of 22 seminarians coming from 11 different countries: Serbia, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Philippines, India, Panama, Costa Rica, Peru and Australia; truly a spectacle to behold! We are expecting an additional 4 seminarians to commence formation through the course of the 2019 year.

Our Formators

All of our formators have had an experience of living and working in an environment not their own and so they understand the difficulties of a missionary vocation in formation.

Father Eric Skruzny

Rector: Born in Melbourne to migrant parents from the Czech Republic. He is a presbyter of the Diocese of Rome currently on loan to the Archdiocese of Sydney.
He trained initially as a Town Planner at the University of Melbourne, then worked for Local Government before being formed for the priesthood at the Redemptoris Mater Seminary of Rome. He has been Rector since 2002.

Father Adrian Gil Beloqui

Vice Rector: Born in Uruguay, Fr Adrian was also formed at the Redemptoris Mater Seminary of Rome. He is a presbyter of the Diocese of Rome currently on loan to the Archdiocese of Sydney. After having worked in parishes in Rome, with the youth and young families, he was sent to serve us here since the inauguration of the Chester Hill facility in early 2012 as our Vice Rector.

Father Gerry Prindiville

Spiritual Director: Fr Gerry is originally from Western Australia. After working in Canberra as a public servant he left his career to be formed at the Redemptoris Mater Seminary of Newark, USA. He has worked as a missionary priest in the Turks and Caicos Islands and as the Parish Priest of St Vincent de Paul in Redfern and subsequently as the Parish Priest of the Sacred Heart Parish of Villawood. He now currently resides full time in the seminary as Spiritual Director.

Father Marlon Henao Perez

Dean of Studies: Fr Marlon is originally from Colombia. He was formed at the Redemptoris Mater Seminary of Perth, Western Australia. After working in a Parish there, he joined our team and is now guiding our seminarians in their Academic Formation, whilst he himself is pursuing further studies.

Our Pastoral Team

In addition to the Full Time Seminary Formators, we have the Itinerant Team of the Neocatechumenal Way of Australia who form part of the Pastoral Team assisting us in the formation and discernment process.

Toto and Rita Piccolo

Itinerants from Rome in Australia since 1977

Fr Tony Trafford

Itinerant Presbyter from the Bristol Diocese, England

Domogoj Matokovic

Itinerant from Croatia

Other Staff Members

The Seminary functions thanks to the help of numerous volunteers who dedicate themselves professionally to make sure we operate as we ought.

Martin

Melbourne

Josephine

Melbourne

Alan

Brisbane

Peter

Brisbane

Lela

Melbourne

Raffaella

Nusco, Italy

Bill and Kerrie

Our English Department Co-ordinators, from Sydney

Gian Pietro

Manager of works, from Piacenza, Italy

Our Saints

In addition to the saints who give their time helping us here below, we also have those Saints already in heaven forever interceding for us. We would like to acknowledge them too!

St Vincent de Paul

Patron Saint of Redemptoris Mater Sydney

Blessed Pascual Torres Lloret

Family Man, Builder {Valencia, Spain}

St Joseph

Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Specializes in material support

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop

Expert advisor on Education

Our Seminarians

All of our seminarians come with an experience of faith formation lived through their parish based Neocatechumenal Community. None of them have chosen to be formed in Sydney, but have been generous in making themselves available to be formed in any one of the 120 International Missionary Seminaries spread over the five continents around the world.

Miguel

Mexico

Moises

Dominican Republic

Anderson

Colombia

Zeljko

Serbia

Rafael

Mexico

Alejandro

Colombia

Wellington

Brazil

Ronny

India - Australia

Simon

Australia

Giovanni

Colombia

Nonie

Philippines

Giovanni

Australia

Pablo

Panama

Jorge

Costa Rica

Antonio

Peru - Italy

James

Australia

Matthew

Australia

Cristian

Colombia

Henry

Colombia

Joshua

U.S.A.

Ary

Brazil

Francesco

Colombia

The New Evangelization is being supported by over
120 Redemptoris Mater Seminaries around the world