WelCom December 2021
Cardinal John Dew has announced the following clergy appointments for 2022 for the Archdiocese of Wellington, effective from 1 February 2022.
|Te Whetu o Te Moana – Our Lady Star of the Sea, Marlborough||Fr Michael McCabe – parish priest|
|Te Whaea Tapu o Kāpiti – Our Lady of Kāpiti||Fr Raymond Soriano – parish priest|
|Holy Family – Nelson, Stoke||Fr Marlon Tebelin – parish priest|
|Te Awakairangi – Lower Hutt, Avalon, Naenae||Fr Joy Thottankara – assistant priest until leaving New Zealand for an appointment in the Diocese of Metuchen, USA|
|Holy Trinity – Kilbirnie, Miramar, Seatoun, Strathmore||Deacon Alfred Tong – pastoral placement from mid-year when seminary formation finishes|
|Catholic Parish of Ōtari – Karori, Wilton||Seminarian Matthew White – pastoral placement, and study|
Passionist Community – the Provincial of the Passionist Congregation has informed the archdiocese they are no longer able to provide priestly service to the Parish of Our Lady of the Sea. ‘I record with deep gratitude to those of the Passionist Congregation who have served in Marlborough over the years, ‘ Cardinal John wrote. ‘In the meantime, Fr Jaco Kuman cp will stay on for a few weeks.’
Fr Paul Finlayson ssc – over the last few years Fr Paul has served in several parishes in the Archdiocese. 2022 will be the last year he will be available for ministry in the archdiocese. As from 2023, it is likely there will be one priest only available for Our Lady of the Bays Parish. ‘I am most grateful to Fr Paul and to the Columbans for his ministry,’ Cardinal John wrote.
Seminarians – the archdiocese will have one deacon and four seminarians at various stages of formation in 2022. They are Alfred Tong, Matthew White, Kinh Nguyen, Emilio Capin and Gerson Badayos. Please keep them in your prayers.
|Diocese of Palmerston North|
|Fr Craig Butler Local Administrator for the Diocese of Palmerston North is currently working on the diocese’s clergy appointments for 2022. Clergy appointments and moves to be announced will be reported in the next edition of WelCom, February, 2022.|