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Frank Birrell

Frank Birrell 25/06/1951 – 17/11/2016 A priest of the Diocese of Broome, Frank 1951, died in Perth after a long illness. Previously Frank had ministered in the parish of Kununurra where he had served since his ordination on 25/05/2012. Before that he was at St Charles Seminary Perth where he undertook theological studies.

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Paul Bernard Gardiner SJ

Paul Bernard Gardiner SJ 20/01/1924 – 18/03/2017 Paul Gardiner is justly celebrated for his 25 years of work on the Cause for Mary MacKillop’s canonisation, a project that he began in Sydney in 1983 and which he continued in Rome over the next 11 years. His research was painstaking and exhaustive, resulting in the definitive […]

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Keith Gorman SSC

Keith Gorman SSC 21/1/1920 – 19/12/2016 Keith, Society of St Columban, died at Mercy Place Aged Care, Parkville, Victoria, one day after the 73rd anniversary of his ordination and a month before his 97 birthday.

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James (Jim) Michael Kierce PE

James (Jim) Michael Kierce PE 14/02/1926 – 06/04/2017 Jim was ordained a priest at St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne on 27 July 1952. After a temporary appointment at Dalyston, he was appointed Assistant Priest at the parishes of West Preston and St Patrick’s Cathedral. He was then appointed the first Parish Priest of Altona North […]

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Justin Ernest King SJ

Justin Ernest King SJ 15/06/1937 – 13/02/2017 Thoughtful, gentle, gracious man with a big heart, Fr Justin King died at the Royal Adelaide Hospital after a massive stroke having been a Jesuit for 62 years and a priest for 47. Born in Sydney, he was educated at St Ignatius’ College, Riverview, and entered the Jesuits […]

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Kevin Thomas King SJ

Kevin Thomas King SJ 14/10/1928 – 28/03/2017 Kevin died at Nazareth House, Camberwell, Victoria, just six weeks after moving there from Arrupe House, Pymble, where he had been in retirement since 2008. He had been a Jesuit for 70 years and a priest for 57.

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Wendelin Lorenz SAC

Wendelin Lorenz SAC 25/01/1930 – 16/04/2017 The Pallottine Community and friends mourn the death of Wendelin Lorenz.

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Paul Maher PE

Paul Maher PE 14/11/1930 – 26/02/2017 Paul died at McCulloch House, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, with family and friends by his side. Paul served as Assistant Priest in the parishes of Frankston (1955), Moreland (1957), Footscray (1963), Elwood (1964), Reservoir (1967) and as Parish Priest, Noble Park (1969), Malvern East (1986) and Oakleigh East (2001) […]

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Daniel (Dan) Moore

Daniel (Dan) Moore 15/02/2017 Fr Dan Moore went peacefully to His Maker at his home in Castlejordan, County Offaly, Ireland on Wednesday morning 15th February 2017, after sharing Rosary with his family. Dan came to Rockhampton following his ordination at All Hallows in Dublin in 1962, and served the Diocese as a generous and zealous […]

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Frank O’Gorman

Frank O’Gorman 02/06/1927 – 09/02/2017 Frank O’Gorman, the last of the Irish priests to serve in the Diocese of Lismore, NSW, died at Mater Christi Aged Care, Sawtell on 9th February. Ordained in Kilkenny on 2 June 1951, he came to Australia as a Ten Pound Pom arriving in Lismore on 20 December that year.

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