Fr Andrew Doohan appointed as Vicar General of the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle

Bishop Bill Wright has appointed Fr Andrew Doohan, Dean of Sacred Heart Cathedral, as Vicar General for the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle.

Fr Andrew is Chair of the Diocesan Liturgy Council and Master of Ceremonies to Bishop Bill.

This appointment means that Fr Andrew will become a member of the Diocesan Leadership Group whose other members include:

  • Bishop Bill
  • Matthew Muller, Chancellor and Canonical Advisor
  • Sean Scanlon, Vice Chancellor, Administration
  • Teresa Brierley, Vice Chancellor, Pastoral Ministries
  • Michael Slattery, Director of the Catholic Schools Office
  • Gary Christensen, Director of CatholicCare

Fr Andrew hails from Casino and was ordained in 2007.

He became parish priest of St Benedict’s, Inner Newcastle, and Dean, in 2015.  

This appointment follows on the recent ordination of Brian Mascord, the Diocese’s former Vicar General, as Bishop of Wollongong.

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Tracey Edstein

Tracey Edstein is a member of the Raymond Terrace Parish and a freelance writer with a particular interest in church matters.

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