Born in Cremorne, Sydney on 20 July 1945, Terence Curtin was educated at
St Kevin’s College, Toorak.
Joining the Regional Seminary of Melbourne, he completed his priestly
formation at the Pontifical Urban College, Rome.
Graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of
Melbourne and later on a Doctorate of Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian
University, Rome, he was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Melbourne on
28 August 1971.
From 1971 to 1974 Fr Curtin served as Assistant Priest at Noble Park and
from 1974 to 1975 he was Assistant Priest of Fawkner and Chaplain to the
General Cemetery of Melbourne.
He was appointed Chaplain and Head of
the Religious Education Department at the State College of Victoria, Mercy
Campus in Ascot Vale from 1975 to 1982.
From 1983 to 1986 he undertook higher
studies in Rome.
From 1987 to 1992 Fr Curtin served as
Chaplain and Head of the School of Religion and Philosophy at the Australian
Catholic University in Oakleigh and in 1992 he studied at the Weston School of
Theology in Boston, USA.
He was Head of the School of Religion
and Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University, Victoria, from 1993 to 1995.
Fr Curtin was Head of the School of
Theology at the Australian Catholic University, Victoria, from 1996 to 2002.
From 2003-2010 he was Master of the
Catholic Theological College, Melbourne, and since 2006 he has been Magistral
Chaplain to the Sovereign Military and Hospitaller.
In 2008 Fr Curtin was appointed Parish
Priest of Greythorn.
From 2008 to 2009 he was Vice
President of the Melbourne College of Divinity and President from 2010 to 2011,
and in 2011 he was made Head of the Systematic Theology Department at the
Catholic Theological College, Melbourne.
In 2012 he was made a Monsignor and appointed Diocesan Consultor and Episcopal Vicar of Melbourne
for the Eastern Region.
On 17 December 2014,
he was ordained an auxiliary bishop of Melbourne by Archbishop Denis Hart at St
Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne.
Bishop Curtin is
Episcopal Vicar for the Northern Region. He is also Episcopal Vicar for
Evangelisation and Mission.