Seminary Professors

Rev Fr Christopher Curtis

Father Curtis was born in Melbourne, Australia. He obtained a Bachelors of Arts in Music from the University of Melbourne. He entered Holy Cross Seminary in March 2001, and was ordained a priest on 27 December 2006. After spending two years as an assistant priest at the priory of the SSPX in Sydney, he was assigned to Holy Cross as a professor in March 2009. Father Curtis was named Vice-Rector of Holy Cross Seminary in August 2015.

Father is the prefect of liturgical chant, as well as the organ department. He is also parish priest for the faithful who attend the seminary chapel.

Fr Curtis teaches the following classes:

  • Theology: Moral Theology, Canon Law
  • Spirituality: Introduction to Liturgy
  • Humanities: Music

Rev Fr Robert MacPherson

Fr MacPherson was born in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada. He entered the SSPX's seminary in Minnesota, USA, and was ordained a priest in June 2002. Father’s previous postings include St Thomas Aquinas Seminary and Saint Mary’s College in the United States as well as assignments in England, the Philippines, and, most recently, New Zealand. Here at Holy Cross, Fr MacPherson is prefect of the ceremonies department.

The following are the courses which Fr MacPherson teaches:

  • Philosophy and Theology: Church History
  • Philosophy: Cosmology, Psychology, Ethics
  • Spirituality: Acts of the Magisterium
  • Humanities: Roman History
  • Latin III

Rev Fr Mark Stafki

Fr Mark Stafki was born in Buffalo, Minnesota, USA. He entered St Thomas Aquinas Seminary, USA in 1999 and was ordained a priest in June 2006. Since his ordination, and prior to coming to Holy Cross Seminary in 2019, Fr Stafki has served in a number of priories throughout the United States: Post Falls, Idaho; Phoenix, Arizona; Arcadia, California; and St Mary’s, Kansas. His roles included being Principal of both Boys’ & Girls’ Schools, Retreat master, Pastor, and Prior.

Fr Stafki teaches the following classes at Holy Cross:

  • Theology: Dogma I
  • Philosophy: Metaphysics
  • Spirituality: Introduction to Scripture
  • Latin II

Rev Fr Todd Stephens

Fr Stephens attended the SSPX's St Thomas Aquinas College in Tynong, Victoria, Australia. After graduation, he entered Holy Cross Seminary and was ordained on 19 December 2009.

Fr Stephens teaches the following courses at Holy Cross:

  • Theology: Dogma II, Sacred Scripture
  • Philosophy: Logic
  • Humanities: Religion
  • Latin I

Mr Stephen Armstrong

Stephen Armstrong was born in Goondiwindi, Queensland and was educated at St Paul's Christian Brothers College, Manly NSW; St Dominic's College, Penrith NSW and St Gregory's Agricultural College, Campbelltown NSW. After a career in the Australian Army, working in the Australian beef cattle and sheep industry and many successful years working in the Australian wool industry, Mr Armstrong returned to the academic world, receiving a Bachelor of Theology degree (ACU Signadou campus ACT in 2009) with a major in Theology, followed by a Bachelors of Arts degree (CSU Wagga Wagga campus NSW in 2014) with a double major in English and Modern History. He then obtained a Masters of Teaching (Secondary) degree (UNE Armidale campus NSW in 2017) and is today an accredited teacher by the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA).

Mr Armstrong teaches the following courses at Holy Cross:

  • Humanities: English Literature
  • Humanities: English Language