WelCom News
A newspaper for the Wellington and Palmerston North Catholic Dioceses

Archdiocese Clergy Appointments 2019

WelCom February 2019:

Cardinal John Dew, Archbishop of Wellington, confirmed the following clergy appointments late last year for the Archdiocese of Wellington, to take effect from 1 February 2019.

Holy Family, Porirua East

Missionaries of Faith

Fr Andrew Antonio, Parish Priest

Assistants – Fr Tuli Paulo and Fr Ramesh Songa

Sacred Heart, Reefton

Fr David Gruschow, Administrator

while continuing as Parish Priest of
St Canice’s, Westport

St Francis of Assisi, Ohariu

Fr Peter Roe sm, Administrator

Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish

Fr Ron Bennett, Moderator

Fr Doug Shepherd, Assistant

Fr 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

Fr Peter Fitzgibbon

Retiring from active Parish Ministry

Fr James Lyons

Retiring from active Parish Ministry

Fr Tikoua Kautu

Appointment pending

Fr Patrick Bridgman

Sabbatical, April–October

Fr Stefano Lee

Archdiocese of Toronto as Chaplain to South Korean community

The 2019 clergy moves for the Diocese of Palmerston North announced by Bishop Charles Drennan in November, were reported in the December 2018 edition of WelCom.