Fr Salas Muttathukattil MSFS was born in Kerala, one of the southern states of India. He is the youngest of three boys and three girls of which two of his sisters are nuns. At the completion of his schooling, he joined the order of Missionaries of St Francis De Sales (MSFS) which has its headquarters in Rome. He was ordained to priesthood on 8 May 2006 and worked as a teacher, Assistant Priest and as a Vocation Promoter to the order before moving to Australia in 2011. He has been an assistant priest at St Michael’s, Hurstville and All Hallows, Five dock before he took charge as Parish Administrator of St Augustine’s and St Joseph’s on 1 February 2016.
Bishop in Residence:
Most Rev Terence John Gerard Brady was born on 19 April 1947 in Rose Bay and was baptised in the parish church of St Mary Magdalene. His family later moved and became regular parishioners at St Joseph’s, Oatley.
After attending St Declan’s Penshurst he undertook secondary schooling at De La Salle Cronulla. A short time in the workforce preceded eight years as a religious brother with the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. Bishop Brady then worked as a social worker with South Sydney Council before commencing his studies for the priesthood at St Patrick’s College, Manly. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Sydney on 20 August 1983 by Archbishop (now Cardinal) Edward Clancy.
Bishop Brady served as Assistant Priest in the parishes of Liverpool, Strathfield and finally Kingsgrove, where he was appointed Parish Priest in 1993. Since January 2004 he has been Parish Priest of Sydney Harbour North, comprising the partnered parishes of Clifton Gardens, Mosman and Neutral Bay.
He has maintained a strong commitment to social justice through a long connection with the St Vincent de Paul Society, especially serving the homeless through the Matthew Talbot Hostel, and for the last seven years as the Director of Catholic Mission for the Archdiocese.
Bishop Brady was ordained an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Sydney on 16 November 2007. As an auxiliary bishop, he has been assigned the titular episcopal see of Talattula, an ancient North African diocese in what is now Tunisia.
In May 2012 the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference elected Bishop Brady to chair the restructured Bishops Commission for Pastoral Life which will be responsible for defending the rights of migrants and refugees, the pastoral care of prisoners, prison chaplains and people with disabilities.