Clergy Appointments

Fr Rick has announced the clergy appointments for 2018, commencing the weekend of 27/28 January 2018

Fr Chris Orr
Parish Priest of the parish of Our Lady, Queen of the Apostles, Hoon Hay & Halswell.

Fr Alister Castillo
Assistant Priest of the parish of Our Lady, Queen of the Apostles, Hoon Hay and Halswell.
Hospital Chaplain – Christchurch Public Hospital, one day per week.

Fr Kevin Wei
Parish Priest of the parish of Holy Trinity, Bryndwr.
Chaplain to St George’s Hospital.

Fr Mathew Siji Valloppallil  MCBS
Parish Priest of the parish of the Good Shepherd, Hurunui.
(This appointment will commence on the weekend of 10/11th March 2018.)

Fr Michael-Therese Scheerger CSJ
Parish Priest of the parish of St Teresa of Lisieux, Riccarton. (Fr Michael continues as Tertiary Chaplain)
Fr Antoine Thomas CSJ will be returning to France in the new year.
The Community of St John will provide a priest to the Community in the new year.

Fr John O’Connor
Special Ministries –
Fr John will continue his present ministries of: Vocations Director, Food for Faith and On-line Ministry, a member of the Diocesan Liturgy Commission, a member of the Bishop’s Building and Sites Committee, a member of the NZ Bishops’ Conference Anglican and Roman Catholic dialogue, Chaplain for the Order of Malta.

He will continue and develop his work on Vocations and On-line Ministry and to continue his retreat work here and overseas.  He will also be available for Sunday supply and on call at Christchurch Public Hospital one day a week when in Christchurch.

Fr Thanh Tran
Chaplain to Nurse Maude Hospice (Fr Thanh continues as Assistant Priest of Papanui.)

Fr Peter Farrant
Chaplain to the John Paul II Centre for Life.
Available for Sunday supply in Christchurch.
Provide assistance at the Pro-Cathedral.

Fr Larry Mijares
Fr Larry Mijares will arrive soon from the Philippines and it is intended he be appointed as Assistant Priest of the parish of St Augustine of Canterbury, Mid Canterbury following his arrival.