Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington – Clergy Appointments for 2019

Clergy Appointments for 2019 for the Archdiocese of Wellington

Changes take effect 1 February 2019

Holy Family, Porirua East

  • Missionaries of Faith
  • Father Andrew Antonio, Parish Priest
  • Assistants – Father Tuli Paulo and Fr Ramesh Songa


Sacred Heart, Reefton

  • Father David Gruschow, Administrator while continuing as Parish Priest of St Canice’s, Westport


St Francis of Assisi, Ohariu

  • Father Peter Roe SM Administrator


Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish

  • Father Ron Bennett, Moderator
  • Father Doug Shepherd, Assistant
  • Father John Pettit OCSO, in residence doing supply work and Hospital Chaplaincy


Our Lady of the Valleys and Te Awakairangi

  • Fr Paul Finlayson SSC, Supply Priest


Personnel Changes:
Fr Penehe Patelehio on loan to Archdiocese of Samoa to work in Missio Sui Iuris, Tokelau
Father Peter Fitzgibbon retiring from active Parish Ministry
Father James Lyons retiring from active Parish Ministry
Father Tikoua Kautu appointment pending
Father Patrick Bridgman Sabbatical, April – October
Father Stefano Lee Archdiocese of Toronto as Chaplain to South Korean community

Cardinal Dew’s letter can be viewed here.