Your Parish Priest
Hi, my name is Fr David Catterall. I am 47 years old and have been a priest for 20 years ministering in Wollongong, Nowra, Camden, Campbelltown, Rosemeadow and in my home parish of Albion Park.
I have been entrusted by Bishop Brian Mascord with the responsibility, along with you, of providing the pastoral care and leadership of our Catholic parish that covers the suburbs of Oran Park, Catherine Field, Gregory Hills, Harrington Park, Harrington Grove, Leppington, Willowdale, Emerald Hills, Marylands, Lowes Creek and parts of Bringelly, Rossmore and Leppington North.
I am living alongside you in a residential street in the Catherine Park Estate rather than in a traditional priest’s house next door to a church.
I believe it is fitting that our new parish is named after Australia’s first canonised Saint, St Mary MacKillop. Mary famously said: “Never see a need without doing something about it.” I am excited that we can now take up Mary MacKillop’s challenge together here in the parish!
Feel free to give me a call any time or send me an email. I ask that you pray for me and be assured of my prayers for you and your families.
Fr David Catterall
St Mary MacKillop Catholic Parish Oran Park