Our Parish Priest - Fr Alo Lamere msc
The Parish of St Thomas is run by a Religious Order called the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC).
The initials M.S.C come from the Latin, Missionarii Sacratissimi Cordis, (Missionaries du Sacre Coeur in French), the name of our Religious Congregation founded by Fr. Jules Chevalier at Issoudun, France in 1854.
We are an international order of Brothers and Priests within the Catholic Church numbering about 1900 working in over fifty-five countries, on six continents.
The Australian Province has around 140 members and our ministries include parishes, retreat centres, education working with urban and traditional aborigines, working in the Media, chaplains to the prisons, universities, hospitals, health care in the ministry to people living with HIV+/AIDS, tradesmen and in many other areas.
The spirituality of the heart is the foundation of the MSC Spirituality.
Our Parish Team
Parish Priest - Fr Alo Lamere msc
Assistant Priest and Formator - Fr Khoi Nguyen msc
Other MSC Priests currently in Blackburn - Fr Tru Nguyen, Fr Mark Hanns
Our returned Novitiate candidates - Br Daniel Magadia and Br Trieu Nguyen
Susan Collins - Parish Secretary
Luisa May - Bookkeeper/Administration
Luise Hendricks - Administration
Maurice Gartland - Parish Accountant
Pastoral Associate - Sr Margaret Burchell IBVM
Pastoral Associate, Youth Ministry - Caren Garlick