We invite you to the Parish of St Mark’s, Drummoyne which is a thriving Parish community, driven by a desire to further our faith together and, in the words of our Vision Statement, living and proclaiming the Gospel.
St Mark’s Drummoyne was established in 1887 under the care of the parish of Balmain West, initially as a school-church. In 1900 Cardinal Moran, on the feast of St Joseph (19 March) created Drummoyne as a separate parish.
These days, St Mark’s has around 3,500 parishioners, of which around 500 regularly attend Mass. There is a very active core group who are involved in a variety of ministries. Of course you are free to be involved as much or as little as you like but, if you are keen to meet people, joining in some activities will achieve this in a very short time. Become a Volunteer.
Welcome to John Pham our new Seminarian at St Mark’s Parish – John joined our parish in July and is looking forward to meeting all our parishioners & joining our community.
My name is John Pham. I was born and raised in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam) in a Catholic family. Becoming a priest has always been one of my dreams and desires since my young age. After finishing school and 2 years in university, I moved to Sydney to study accounting at Tafe in 2007 and then at University of Western Sydney in 2010. My experience at World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney had really made me think more seriously about my vocation. In 2011, I was accepted as a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Sydney and started my formation at the Seminary of the Good Shepherd, Homebush. During my time there, I became more certain about my vocation as well as what God wants me to do. As I finished my studies last June, I have been appointed to St Mark’s Parish Drummoyne for more parish experience. I am really looking forwards to my time here and hope to learn more about the parish life as well as getting to know everyone in the parish. The Ordination to the Diaconate of Rev Mr John Pham, took place at St Mark’s Church by Most Rev Bishop Terrance Brady DD VDG EV on 30 November 2019.