Priests in our parish

Fr Phil Linder
Fr Philip Linder joined the team as our Parish Priest at Sydney Harbour North Parishes in March 2008. 
Educated at Marist Mosman he then studied for the priesthood at St Columba's College, Springwood and St Patrick's College, Manly. 
He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Sydney in 1969. 


He worked for 24 years in the parish of Liverpool. Other parishes he has served include Broadway, Castle Hill, Hurstville, Blakehurst and South Hurstville.He is currently the Chairman of CWF and Dean of the Northern Deanery. 

He is also a member of the Finance Committee of the Archdiocese and a member of the Priests’ Retirement Foundation Committee. As a youth he enjoyed playing rugby league and tennis and loved athletics, He still holds the U16 100m record at Marist North Shore. 
He played Junior League for Mosman District Club and then for Mosman Collegians. 
He is very disappointed that his favourite team, the North Sydney Bears are no longer in the National Rugby League competition.







Fr Daney Irudayadoss

Fr Daney

Fr Daney was born in India. He studied to become an electrician. After working in this field for a while he discovered the Neo-Catechumenal Way.

He joined the Neo-Cats and felt a calling to the priesthood within the community.

After 9 years of study Fr Daney was ordained a Deacon earlier this year. He was appointed Deacon in the Parishes of Sydney Harbour North.

Fr Daney was ordained a Priest on the 31st of October 2015 at St Mary's Cathedral (alongside 3 other young men). On the day of his ordination Fr Daney was appointed to the Parishes of Sydney Harbour North as an Assistant Priest.



 Fr Sebastian Hew

Fr Sebastian was ordained at St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney on the 24th August 2017 alongside his classmate from the Seminary of the Good Shepherd Fr Gerard Woo Ling. Fr Sebastian was born in Malaysia and completed his Primary and Secondary schooling in Perth. He completed a Bachelor of Arts and Engineering at the University of New South Wales and a PhD in Physics at Cambridge University before entering the Seminary. Fr Sebastian started in the Parishes of Sydney Harbour North in December of 2016 as a Deacon. 



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