There are several ways for you to make contact with us to learn more about the life of a Columban missionary priest. This will help you with your discernment process.
Come and See sessions
Several times a year in different part of Australia we offer a 'Come and See' session for all interested in finding out more about the life of a Columban missionary priest. This could be an entire weekend or just an afternoon.
Overseas Vocational Pilgrimages
Each year we offer young men interested in becoming a missionary priests, the opportunity to visit and spend time overseas in parishes and other ministries that are run by Columban priests. This is a wonderful opportunity to see firsthand the everyday priestly ministry of Columban priests.
Visit our Columban Mission stands
Visit our Columban Mission stands at Catholic Youth Festivals and Conferences across Australia. Share and talk with the Columban priest and Youth Worker present at the stands, they are there to help answer any of your questions about a vocation to missionary priesthood.
Visits to Columban Houses
There are Columban Houses in several Australian and New Zealand cities including, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Lower Hutt (New Zealand). Arrange a visit and conversation with one of the resident Columban priests.
Submit an inquiry
Any vocational inquiry will be carefully responded to. After your initial inquiry, if you continue to show interest, we will arrange to visit you and begin a deeper conversation.
Fr Kelvin Barrett
69 Woodland Street
Essendon VIC 3040
Columban Mission Centre
PO Box 752
Niddrie VIC 3042
Phone: +61 3 9375 9475
Fax: +61 3 9379 6040