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Neil Muir

Neil Muir

Parish Priest at Holy Cross Parish

General Information


Finance Council - Diocesan



Bachelor's degree - Theology , 

Masters Degree - Theology , 


EV Moderator - Catholic Education Commission

EDUCATION BOARD Member - Governance for Education

Member - Australian Institute of Company Directors

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St Paul's Theological College

Introducing Theology will be conducted by Rev. Dr. Orm Rush, President and Lecturer of St Paul's Theological College and Fr. Neil Muir, Parish Priest, Northern Beaches Cairns City.Father Neil Muir is a priest of the Cairns Diocese and was ordained in 1994.He has served in various parishes within the Diocese.Fr. Muir has conducted courses in the Cairns Diocese in sacramental theology and the structure and nature of the Church.Fr. Muir graduated in 2004 from Heythrop having completed a Masters Degree in Theology specialising in systematic theology. In 2004 he delivered the keynote address at the Queensland State Conference of Natural Family Planners. Currently Fr. Muir is the parish priest of the Holy Cross Parish, Northern Beachers, Cairns City, and Episcopal Vicar for education for the Diocese of Cairns

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Fr Neil Muir
Fr Neil Muir Assisting him in education are Episcopal Vicar for Education, Fr Neil Muir, and Executive Director of Catholic Education, Dr Bill Sultmann. Fr Neil Muir Fr Neil Muir is Episcopal Vicar for Education. An Episcopal Vicar is delegated by the Bishop of the Diocese to act in his person and with his authority in a particular area (Education) of the Bishop's responsibility in the Diocese. Included within Fr Muir's role is responsibility for the formation of candidates for the ministry of Deacon, as well as promoting vocations to the priesthood. As Vicar for Education, Fr Muir works with the Executive Director for and on behalf of the Bishop, with oversight of Education both pastorally and administratively in terms of governance. Also as Vicar for Education, Fr Muir is a member of the Diocesan Board of Governance for Education, and sits on the education finance committee, the school fees review committee, and the Docemus Awards committee. Fr Muir has a particular interest in adult faith education in the Diocese and how that can be developed further. He brings to the role experience gained from previous positions such as being Vicar for Administration and Diocesan Secretary for five years, serving on the Diocesan Finance Council, the Provincial Finance Council of the QLD bishops, and formerly chairing the QLD Bishops committee for of the review senior executives' remuneration. Fr Muir holds a Bachelor's degree in Theology (Brisbane College of Theology), a Masters in Theology (University of London), and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).

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