Meet the Parish Staff

Fr Brendan Reed, Parish Priest

Fr Brendan is responsible for the effective management, stewardship and spiritual guidance and direction of the parishes and parishioners. Father Brendan also ensures the successful implementation of both parishes’ Strategic Plans, ensuring that the processes for consultation are adhered to and that the outcomes serve the good of all.

E: Brendan.Reed@cam.org.au

Fr Trac Nguyen, Assistant Priest

Fr Trac supports the Parish Priest in the provision of spiritual and pastoral support to the parishes and parishioners. His duties include officiating at weekday and Sunday celebrations of the Eucharist, funeral liturgies and burials, marriage ceremonies, the Anointing of the Sick and other sacraments. Fr Trac plays a key role in the Baptism Program and in visiting parishioners who are sick and housebound.  He is a member of the Deepdene & Balwyn Parish Council and the Camberwell Parish Leadership Team.

E: Trac.Nguyen@cam.org.au

Tricia Norman, Senior Pastoral Associate

Tricia collaborates with the Parish Priest in ensuring the overall pastoral care of parishioners and in animating, supporting and coordinating the gifts and talents of parishioners for the good of the parishes.  She is a member of the Deepdene & Balwyn Parish Council and coordinates pastoral care to the bereaved; Communion to the Sick and elderly; pastoral care ministries (including managing the parishes’ pastoral care register); welcome and hospitality ministries; liturgical ministries and the liturgical life as a member of the Liturgy Group across the parishes; and the implementation of Child Safety Standards (as a Child Safety Officer).

Tricia’s working days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

E: Tricia.Norman@cam.org.au

Sharon Freeman, Pastoral Associate

Sharon works closely with the Parish Priest in bringing together the team of Catechists who prepare young members of the community for the celebration of the Sacraments of Initiation and Reconciliation. She is a member of the Camberwell Parish Leadership Team. Sharon coordinates the Sacraments of Initiation Program for primary school age children and young people (RCIC); the Baptism Program; the Eucharist, Confirmation and Reconciliation programs across the parishes and school; and the implementation of Child Safety Standards (as a Child Safety Officer).

Sharon’s working days are Monday, Tuesday morning, Thursday afternoon & Friday.

E: Sharon.Freeman@cam.org.au

Kate Baines, Stewardship Coordinator

Kate coordinates many practical aspects of the running of the parishes.  Her coordination includes property maintenance across the parishes; financial management of both parishes; membership of the parishes’ investment committee; liaison with and support of the Barnsbury Retirement Village; support of the Asylum Seeker and Refugee Committee, and liaison with partners – CatholicCare and Villa Maria Catholic Homes. She manages our parish stewardship and would welcome your financial support by way of donation or regular giving.

Kate’s working days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

E: Kate.Baines@cam.org.au

Sally McIntosh, Administrative Assistant

Sally provides key administrative support across both parishes. She prepares and mails out our newsletter each Friday and manages our social media. She would welcome your subscription to our newsletter, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! Sally coordinates weddings across our parishes and would love to hear from any bride or groom wanting to plan their wedding.

Sally’s working days are Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

E: Sally.McIntosh@cam.org.au

Parish Office
19 Brenbeal Street, Balwyn VIC 3103
Office Hours:  Monday – Friday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Phone: 9816 9291
Email: parish@olgc.com.au