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Fr Phil Linder
Fr Philip Linder joined the team as our Parish Priest at Sydney Harbour North Parishes in March 2008. 
Educated at Marist Mosman he then studied for the priesthood at St Columba's College,Springwood and St Patrick's College, Manly. 
He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Sydney in 1969. 


He worked for 24 years in the parish of Liverpool. Other parishes he has served include Broadway, Castle Hill, Hurstville,Blakehurst and South Hurstville.He is currently the Chairman of CWF and Dean of the Northern Deanery. 

He is also a member of the Finance Committee of the Archdiocese and a member of the Priests’ Retirement Foundation Committee. As a youth he enjoyed playing rugby league and tennis and loved athletics, He still holds the U16 100m record at Marist North Shore. 
He played Junior League for Mosman District Club and then for Mosman Collegians. 
He is very disappointed that his favourite team, the North Sydney Bears are no longer in the National Rugby League competition.








 Fr Pasquale

 Assistant Priest: Father Pasquale Pizzoferro was born in Naples, Italy, second child of Giuseppe and Giuseppina Pizzoferro. He was baptised in the parish church of S. Giuseppe.

After attending secondary school he enrolled himself at the faculty of engineering in the Politecnico di Napoli. A short time   later he began to work in the public transport field: legal and technical departments. During this time he discovered that he had a strong commitment to social justice. This strong commitment to social justice later led him to seek entrance to the seminary.

Fr Pasquale in the 1994 come to be part of Neo Catechumenal Way, a post-conciliar catholic movement present all around the world. Helped by this itinerary of faith, he discovered his late vocation. After a time of discernment he decided to enter in a seminary. So, he was sent to Australia.

Here, he was formed for the priesthood at the Diocesan Missionary Seminary: Redemptoris Mater of Sydney. He completed all his theological studies in Australia. In addition to his studies he was involved in pastoral experiences: in Naples, Perth, Canberra, Brome and Queensland, with the focus of adult evangelisation.

Fr Pasquale was ordained a Catholic priest for the Diocese of Sydney, by Cardinal George Pell in St Mary's Basilica, Sydney, and served as Deacon in the parish of Clovelly (2011-12), before arrive in Sydney Harbour North Parishes in September 2012.

In earlier years Fr Pasquale was a keen sports player in soccer, and table tennis. Today, he loves to watch sport (soccer and rugby); he does not despise going to the stadium. He also enjoys music.


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