On December 20 Pope Francis appointed Fr Gregory Homeming O.C.D as the sixth Bishop of Lismore (NSW, Australia). The Anglo-Irish Province rejoices in this honour bestowed on one of its members.
Born in Sydney on 30 May 1958, to a Australian Chinese family, Fr Greg completed his primary education in Shepparton, Victoria and secondary school at St Aloysius College, Milsons Point, North Sydney. He took degrees in Economics and Law at Sydney University and worked as a lawyer in a Sydney law firm from 1981 to 1985.
Fr Greg joined the Discalced Carmelite Order in 1985 and make his first profession on 1 February 1987. He studied for a Master in Philosophy at the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Theology at Melbourne College of Divinity. He was ordained a priest on 20 July 1991.
As a Discalced Carmelite, he has held the offices of Novice Master and Prior. He was Vicar of the Australian Vicariate until his appointment as bishop. He is a well-respected retreat director and gave the diocesan clergy retreat in Lismore Diocese in 2014.
He will be ordained bishop by his close friend and classmate, Archbishop Anthony Fisher, O.P. on February 22, 2017 in St Carthage’s Cathedral, Lismore.