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Bishop of Lismore

Most Reverend Gregory Homeming OCD

PO Box 1
Lismore NSW 2480
Phone: 02 6622 0407

Bishop Gregory Homeming is an Australian Chinese born in Sydney on 30th May 1958, the son of Gus and Irene Homeming.

He completed primary education in Shepparton, Victoria, and high school at St Aloysius College, Milsons Point in Sydney.

He took the degrees of Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws at Sydney University, was admitted as a solicitor in 1981 and worked as a lawyer in Sydney at Messrs Allen, Allen & Hemsley from 1981 to 1985.

At the end of 1985 the Bishop joined the Discalced Carmelite Order, making his first profession on 1 February 1987. He completed his priestly studies at the Yarra Theological Union, Melbourne taking the degrees of Bachelor of Theology from the Melbourne College of Divinity and Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Melbourne.

The Bishop was ordained priest on 20 July 1991 and has held, within his Order, the positions of Major Superior (in which role he frequently visited the Carmelite nuns at Goonellabah within the Diocese), Novice Master, Prior (at Varroville and St Ives) and Director of Retreats, a ministry of particular interest to him. Until his appointment as Bishop of Lismore, he was the Regional Vicar (Major Superior) of the Discalced Carmelites in Australia.

The Discalced Carmelite Order is a reform of the ancient Carmelite order (c. 1185) founded by St Teresa of Avila in 1562 with the help of St John of the Cross in 1568. Members of the Order try to live a contemplative life of profound friendship with Jesus Christ which colours and informs their apostolic activity. What they learn in prayer they pass on to others. Recent saints include, St Thérèse of Lisieux, St Edith Stein and St Raphael Kalinowsky.

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Coat of Arms

The Bishop has adopted personal arms which may be blazoned, in the language of heraldry:

Gules, a crane in its vigilance Proper; a capo of the Order of Discalced Carmelites Argent and Sable.

and, in plain English:

On a red field stands a crane in its natural colours holding a stone in one claw with the arms of the Order of the Discalced Carmelites across the top of the shield.

In addition to its reference to vigilance, in Chinese symbolism the crane denotes “blessings and eternal life.”

The name Gregory means vigilance to which St Augustine exhorts bishops, using cranes as an example, for their vigilance over their young. The Bishop commits himself to vigilance over the faithful of the Diocese of Lismore and especially the young, the elderly and the vulnerable.

The chief of the arms of the Discalced Carmelites says, in the visual language of heraldry, “Your Bishop is a Carmelite.”

The external ornaments of a processional cross and the green galero with six fiocchi on either side are indicative of the rank of bishop.

The Bishop has adopted as his motto “God Alone Suffices” from St Teresa of Avila, the founder of his Order.

As Bishop of Lismore, the Bishop will display his arms impaled with the arms of the Diocese .

The Bishop’s arms were designed by Revd Father Guy Selvester and Richard d’Apice AM and were illustrated by Sandy Turnbull.

Retired Bishop of Lismore

Most Reverend Geoffrey Hylton Jarrett DD
Bishop of Lismore
PO Box 1
Lismore NSW 2480
Phone: 02 6622 0407

Vicar General

To be appointed

Priests

Alcock, Father Michael
PO Box 240, Sawtell NSW 2452
Ph: 02 6568 6642
Fax: 02 6569 4183
Email: frmichael@westnet.com.au

Brady, Fr Michael Peter
PO Box 25, Tweed Heads, N.S.W. 2485
Ph: 07 5536 7522
Fax: 07 5536 4992
Email: mbrady@stjosephs.org.au

Byrnes, Fr Dennis
PO Box 23, Port Macquarie, N.S.W. 2444
Ph: 02 6583 1024
Fax: 02 6583 1339
Email: cathpres@optusnet.com.au

Casey, Fr Anthony
Unit 10 Crowley Retirement Village
154 C herry Street Ballina NSW 2478
Phone: 6686 1310

Casey, Fr John
PO Box 1, Lismore, N.S.W., 2480
Ph: 02 6621 9444
Fax: 02 02 6621 2301
Email: sawtell@bigpond.net.au

Chapman, Fr Tom
203 Patch’s Beach Road
Wardell. NSW 2477
Phone: 0419 759 622
Fax: 02 6683 4303
Email: fathertom111@gmail.com

Dacey, Fr John
Unit 6, 69 Mackays Road
PO Box 2450 Coffs Harbour. 2450
Ph: 02 6658 0824
Mobile: 0409 995 564
Fax: 02 6651 2897

Darbyshire, Fr John
Kingscliff Retirement Village 24/1-9 Blue Jay Circuit
PO Box 1132 Kingscliff. N.S.W. 2487
Ph: 07 55367522
Fax: 07 5536 4992
Email: jdarbyshire@lismore.catholic.org.au

Devoy, Fr Frank
Unit 22/3554 Main Beach Parade. Main Beach. Q. 4217
Email: frank.devoy@bigpond.com

Donnelly, Fr Leo
PO Box 23, Port Macquarie, N.S.W. 2444
Ph: 02 6583 1024
Fax: 02 6583 1339
Email: frdonnelly@stagnesparish.org.au

Fernandez, Fr Shelwin

PO Box 141, Nambucca Heads, N.S.W. 2448
Ph: 02 6568 6642
Fax: 02 6569 4183
Email: sfernandez@coffscatholic.com

Fitz-Walter, Fr John
Unit 44, Marian Grove, Marian Place, Toormina. NSW.2452
Phone: 02 6690 0116
Email: johnfitz8@bigpond.com

Foley, Fr Richard
PO Box 50, Coraki, N.S.W. 2471
Ph: 02 6683 2051 Fax: 6683 2051
Email: catholicchurch.cora@bigpond.com

Gilbey, Fr David
PO Box 1816, Byron Bay. NSW.2481
Phone: 02 6685 6260 Fax: 0266 780 367
Email: dgilbey@lismore.catholic.org.au

Gooley, Fr Paul
PO Box 3007, West Kempsey NSW 2440 Phone: 02 6562 5182 Fax 02 6562 5716
Email: pgooley@midcoast.com.au

Gow, Fr Max
Rev Max Gow, PP
PO Box 102, 9 Perry Street
ALSTONVILLE NSW 2477
Phone: (02) 6628 3047
Fax: (02) 6628 3077
Email: alstcc@nor.com.au
Web: www.alstonvillecatholicchurch.org.au

Griffin, Fr James
PO Box 2, Lismore 2480
Ph: (02) 6626 0200
Fax: (02) 6621 2301
Email: admin@stcarthages.org.au
Email: jgriffin@lismore.catholic.org.au

Hackett, Fr Rex
Unit 2, 20 Melaleuca Drive
YAMBA NSW 2464
Phone: 0418 419 939
Email: rexhackett@bigpond.com

Jones, Fr Peter
2/145 Bent Street
SOUTH GRAFTON NSW 2460
Phone: (02) 6642 5329
Mobile: 0438 728 498
Email: peterjjj107@gmail.com

Karam, Fr Peter
PO Box 481, South Lismore, N.S.W. 2480
Ph: 02 6621 5521
Mobile: 0419 401 258
Fax: 02 6622 1771
Email: media@lismorediocese.org

Kelly, Fr John
Room 22, Crowley Retirement Village
154 Cherry Street
BALLINA NSW 2478
Phone: (02) 6686 1322

Kenny, Fr Bernard
Lourdes Village
Unit 30, Menary Drive
PORT MACQUARIE NSW 2444
Phone: (02) 6583 7800

Lemon, Father Anthony
Rev Anthony Lemon, PP
PO Box 45, Cnr Main St & Queensland Rd MURWILLUMBAH NSW 2484
Phone: (02) 6672 1118
Fax: (02) 6672 5938
Email: anthonylemon@mac.com
Web: www.murwillumbahcatholic.org.au

Matsuzek, Stefan Fr.  
PO Box 2450
COFFS HARBOUR NSW 2450
Phone: (02) 6651 0000
Fax: (02) 6651 2897

McDonald, Fr Paul
Rev Paul McDonald, PP
PO Box 1022, 16 Pearl Street
KINGSCLIFF NSW 2487
Phone: (02) 6674 1284
Fax: (02) 6674 4309
Email: pmcdonald@lismore.catholic.org.au

Monteagudo, Bing
Rev Bing Monteagudo
PO Box 577, 1 Victoria Street
GRAFTON NSW 2460
Phone: (02) 6643 9017
Fax: (02) 6643 1388
Email: uhad_2@hotmail.com

Mulcahy, Fr Frank
19 Maddison Place
THE GAP QLD 4061
Phone: 0412 344 995
Email: f-mulcahy@bigpond.com

Munyao, Alexander Fr.  

45 Crane St., (P.O. Box 46)

Ph: 02 6681 1048 (office) 02 6686 2042 (presbytery)

Fax: 02 6686 8774 (office) 02 6686 3991 (presbytery)

Email: admin@sfxballina.org.au

Nilon, Fr Michael
PO Box 46, Ballina, N.S.W. 2478
Ph: 02 6686 2042
Fax: 02 6686 3991
Email: admin@sfxballina.org.au

Nugent, Fr Michael
17 Highfield Terrace, Lismore NSW 2480
Phone: 02 6624 5664
Email: Michael@mjn.net.au

Padsungay, Fr Peter
Rev Peter Padsungay, PP
12 Gordon Street, PO Box 2450
COFFS HARBOUR NSW 2450
Phone: (02) 6651 0000 (Office)
Fax: (02) 6651 2897
Email: coffsadmin@coffscatholic.com

Pidcock, Fr Paul SM
PO Box 6, Lismore, N.S.W. 2480
Ph: 02 6621 2315
Fax: 02 6622 1655
Email: ppidcock@lismore.catholic.org.au

Quinteros, Rev Erick, Administrator
PO Box 123
KYOGLE NSW 2474
Phone: (02) 6632 1074
Fax: (02) 6632 2425
Email: kyogle@lismore.catholic.org.au
Email: ericklq1001@gmail.com

Reinhard, Fr Colin

PO Box 240, Sawtell. NSW. 2452
Phone: 0455 125 115

Roohan, Fr Michael
PO Box 133, Laurieton, NSW 2433
Ph: 02 6559 8354
Fax: 02 6559 6457

Rowe, Fr Maurice
6/5 Anstey Street, PO Box 1, Lismore.N.S.W. 2480
Ph: 02 6622 7821
Fax: 02 6622 5654

Samyia, Fr Lou
PO Box 1, Lismore, N.S.W., 2480
Ph: 02 6621 9444
Fax: 02 6621 2301

Slack, Fr Peter
PO Box 141, Casino, N.S.W. 2470
Ph: 02 6662 1025
Fax: 02 6662 3177
Email: pslack@lismore.catholic.org.au