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Fr. John Tollan
Our new parish priest is Fr. John Tollan.
He was born in Otahuhu and brought up in Australia, Takapuna and Devonport. He came from a family of six, having four sisters and a brother.
He attended Rosmini College and later attended the seminary in Christchurch and Mosgiel. He was ordained for Auckland Diocese in 1980 and appointed to Takapuna parish and subsequently to the Cathedral.
In 1986 he undertook further studies in Rome at the Ateneo S Anselmo studying Sacramental Theology and Liturgy. On his return to New Zealand he taught at the seminary (then located in Mosgiel) and at the University of Otago. Twenty-two years ago, he was asked to undertake further studies in Australia. He remained there and ministered in the Archdiocese of Melbourne until the beginning of January 2017.
We are fortunate to have a retired Priest assisting in the Parish:
Fr. Ron Saunders.
Deacon Murray - firstname.lastname@example.org or 426 5599
Deacon Greg Murphy - email@example.com or 027 6035132
Theresa Fouche - 426 5599 (Monday to Friday).
Fr Peter Gray is a retired priest of Auckland diocese, living in the parish.
Fr Peter enjoys visiting parishioners in their homes.
If you would like a visit from him, please call him on (09) 428 5376.
Parish Catering Team:
Cater for funerals, senior birthdays, anniversaries, morning/afternoon teas baptisms and confirmations. Menus and prices available on request.
Contacts: Ann Schooler - 0274 949 784.