Our Team

Meet the Vocations Team


Fr Epeli Qimaqima

Vocations Director


Fr Epeli Qimaqima began his role as Vocations Director on 1 June 2015.  He is originally from Fiji and is the eldest of four children.  He migrated to Australia to work as a primary school teacher in 2002.  During his teaching years in Sydney, his sense of the call to the priesthood took on a new phase; this was through his involvement with the families from the school, the Fijian community, the faith of the students, and the joy of the priests who worked at the school.  He entered the seminary in 2006 and was ordained a priest on 4 August 2012 in St Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney, with seven others.  He is also Administrator of St Benedict’s Parish, Broadway.

Email Father Epeli directly
epeli.qimaqima@sydneycatholic.org
Phone: 02 9307 8421

 

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Elizabeth Arblaster

Special Projects Officer

Elizabeth has worked to assist young people discerning their vocation through her work at the Vocation Centre since 2009.  This has included running  retreats, coordinating vocations expos and forums, writing and designing resources, assisting in the formation of volunteers, coordinating prayer campaigns and events.  She received her Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/Law from the University of Sydney in 2001. For a number of years Elizabeth was employed as a solicitor in the government and private sectors.  She has also worked with young people at parish level as a pastoral associate for youth.  She has a Bachelor of Theology from the Catholic Institute of Sydney and has lectured in Biblical Studies at the Catholic Adult Education Centre, Lidcombe, as well as various groups throughout Sydney. Elizabeth is currently writing her Honours thesis on the interpretation of scripture.

Email Elizabeth directly

elizabeth.arblaster@sydneycatholic.org
Phone: 02 9307 8425

 

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