New Clergy Appointments

15 May 2016

Father Rick Loughnan as Diocesan Adminstrator has made the following clergy appointments.

The changes take effect the weekend of 9th / 10th July 2016.

Fr Rick has said to his priests that as Diocesan Administrator he is unable to appoint priests as parish priests, but he can appoint assistant priests.

 

Administrator of the Parish of St Patrick, Lincoln and Administrator of the Parish of St John the Evangelist, Leeston – Fr Job Thyikalamuriyil

Administrator of the Parish of St Patrick and All Saints, MacKenzie – Fr Francis Fernandez

Administrator of the Parish of St Therese of Lisieux, Chatham Islands – Fr Dan Doyle (Fr Dan remains as Parish Priest of Stella Maris Parish, Ferrymead)

Administrator of the Parish of St Mary, Hokitika – Fr Joselito Quinones

Administrator of the Parish of St Mary MacKillop, Opihi – Fr Francis Joseph (Jolly)

Assistant Priest of the Parish of St Augustine of Canterbury, Mid Canterbury – Fr Mathew Valloppallil MCBS

Assistant Priest of the Parish of Christ the King, Burnside – Fr Benito Velasco

Assistant Priest of the Parish of St Patrick, Greymouth – Fr Tien Cao

Assistant Priest of the Parish of St Peter Chanel, Waimakariri – Fr Do Nguyen

Assistant Priest of the Parish of St Joseph, Papanui – Fr Thanh Tran

Assistant Priest of the Parish of St Francis of Assisi, Mairehau – Fr Paul Tegin Avarez (to arrive from India)

Assistant Priest of the Parish of the Cathedral (St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral) – Fr Edwin Colaco SDB (to arrive from India)

 

Retirement:

Fr John Morrison and Fr Frank Felly will both retire in July (Fr Morrison to continue as Diocesan Chaplain to Catholic Women’s League and Fr Kelly to remain as Priest Chaplain to the Prisons)

 

Leaving the Diocese:

Fr Chinnappa Thumma to return to India at the end of July