Fr Peter Day was born on October 23, 1963 in Brisbane. Being an army brat, he enjoyed the opportunity to experience some of his primary schooling in Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines; while Marist College, Canberra was his home from grades 6 to 12.
Following school he attended the University of Canberra (then CCAE) completing a Bachelor of Sport’s Journalism and enjoyed a brief stint with a newspaper in England in 1988. He worked as a radio broadcaster with the ABC in Canberra from 1990-92.
Peter commenced his training for priesthood at St Paul’s National Seminary, Sydney in August 1992. His ordination to the diaconate was celebrated in the car park at the Matthew Talbot Hostel for Homeless Men in January 2000; then 10 months later (October 20) he was ordained a priest at St Raphael’s Church, Queanbeyan.
In October 2005, Fr Peter founded HOME in Queanbeyan: a community-based initiative that provides 24 hour supported accommodation for people with chronic mental illness who cannot live independently, or are at risk of being homeless. HOME opened on 1 July 2010, and is also Peter’s home.