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Fr Sean at the blessing of the new church site by Bishop Sproxton (that is his crosier!)
The parish priest is Fr Sean Fernandez.
Fr Sean was born in Singapore and immigrated to Australia with his family as a teenager. He did year twelve at Churchlands Senior High and then started engineering at Curtin. At the end of the first year of the degree, he went to St Francis Xavier Seminary in Adelaide.
He was ordained to the priesthood in 1994 at St Mary's Cathedral, Perth, by Archbishop Hickey.
His first appointment was as assistant priest at Whitford, followed by brief stints at the parishes of Floreat-Wembley and City Beach. Fr Sean was sent to Rome for further studies and there he took his licence in fundamental theology and then his doctorate in dogmatic theology from the Gregorian University. He was then appointed parish priest at Attadale.
Fr Sean is also a senior lecturer in the College of Philosophy and Theology at the Fremantle campus of the University of Notre Dame Australia.