Fr Dishan Candappa was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and migrated to Australia with his parents and three siblings at the age of 15. After completing high school, he qualified as a Civil Engineer yet felt a call to the priesthood from an early age. He entered Corpus Christi College Seminary before completing his studies in Rome and was ordained in 2009. Fr Dishan has worked at St Mary's Geelong, the partnered parishes of Braybrook and Maidstone, as a chaplain to various hospitals and as an assistant priest at the Cathedral. He is currently the administrator at St Luke’s Parish, Blackburn South and the chaplain to the AOY. He has a devotion to Our Lady which stems back to saying the family rosary. He also loves the Carmelite charism with a strong admiration of St Teresa of Avila.