Fr Bill Brady msc
Fr Bill was ordained at St Patrick's Smithtown on the Lower Macleay area of the mid-north coast of NSW in 1975. His first appointment was to St Peter Chanel Minor Seminary in East New Britian, Papua New Guinea. Due to illness, Fr Bill returned to Australia and ended up at Chevalier College, Bowral. By 1982, he had received his first appointment to a parish - Kippax in the ACT. This was followed by a long spell at Downlands College, Toowoomba from 1983 to 1989. In mid 1989, Fr Bill arrived in Darwin where he worked part time at St John's College while completing a degree at U.N.T. His first appointment as a Parish Priest was at St Paul's Nightcliff. From 2002-2004 Fr Bill was at Henley Beach Parish in Adelaide, followed by five years on loan to the Townsville Diocese. While there, he was stationed at Hughenden, Winton and Richmond for three years and Bowen for two years. He returned to Hindmarsh Parish Adelaide in 2010 as Parish Priest and remained there until his arrival in Randwick in mid 2019. Apart from Rugby League and Rugby in general, Fr Bill says he doesn't have too many interests, but loved coaching in his day and was a keen Wests fan in their heyday as the Magpies. Being from the country, Fr Bill says he has always enjoyed travelling through farm lands which he did often while in Adelaide. Fr Bill hopes to get involved in parish discussion groups focused on justice issues, a topic that has always been important to him.