Diocese of Broken Bay Vocations Office

"Whoever opens his heart to Christ will not only understand the mystery of his own existence, but also that of his own vocation, he will bear the abundant fruit of grace". St John Paul II 

Vocation Team

Vocation Director: Fr Paul Durkin

Vocation Director Fr Paul DurkinFr Paul Durkin was ordained to the priesthood on 17 December 2011. Prior to his ordination, Fr Paul held various positions of responsibility in four Catholic Secondary colleges, and at the Catholic Education Office, Sydney. He travelled widely, at one stage taking a year away to travel around the world. Fr Paul was also very involved in the life of the Church.

Over the years, Fr Paul has had a keen interest in liturgy, prayer, spirituality and faith formation. He has completed a two year course in Spiritual Direction and has met regularly with the Christian Meditation community.

Fr Paul is today Parish Priest of St Agatha’s, Pennant Hills.


Vocations Officer: Sr Margaret Kozub CSFN

Vocations Officer Sr Margaret Kozub CSFNSr Margaret is a member of the international Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. She is originally from Poland and came to Australia in 2006. She followed God’s call to consecrated life when she was 19, and since then she has been dedicated to working with children and youth through a variety of ministries including teaching, parish group and sacramental preparation. Lately Sr Margaret has been involved in vocation and formation ministry for her congregation. She is very dedicated to helping young adults to discover God’s call in their lives. Sr Margaret enjoys reading, music and nature. She especially finds in bushwalking and hiking her own way to be connected with God and her inner world.

The Role of the Vocations Ministry is to:

• Foster and nurture a “vocation culture” across the Diocese of Broken Bay
• Foster an awareness and understanding of the specific vocation of Priesthood, Diaconate and Consecrated Life, and encourage men and women to consider these lifestyles as possible and life-giving options for the future
• Accompany and guide those who are discerning their vocation
• Support and assist men in exploring a vocation to the priesthood, and women and men exploring a vocation to consecrated life
• Assist men and facilitate the process of entering the Good Shepherd Seminary
• Organise events and provide one-on-one advice in discerning the priesthood, diaconate or consecrated life
• Provide resources on vocations and discernment


Contact the Vocations Office
St Agatha's Parish
20 Boundary Road, Pennant Hills NSW 2120
Phone: 02 9484 1427

Fr Paul Durkin
E: frpaul@stagatha.org.au 
0425 746 749

Sr Margaret Kozub
E: vocations.ministry@dbb.org.au
0418 522 449

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Catholic Diocese of
Broken Bay

Building 2, 423 Pennant Hills Road
Pennant Hills NSW 2120

PO Box 340
Pennant Hills NSW 1715

Phone 02 9847 0000
Fax 02 9847 0001

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