Returned to the Father

Michael John Bonner

Michael was born in Cairns and on finishing school worked for Queensland Railways in various parts of the state. While stationed in Babinda he was active in the Catholic Youth Movement and eventually went to Pius XII Provincial Seminary at Banyo as a seminarian for the Diocese of Cairns. He was ordained a priest in St Monica’s Cathedral on 29 June 1963.

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Joseph Michael McMahon

Joe was ordained a priest at St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne on 21 July 1962. After a temporary appointment at Belgrave, he was appointed Assistant Priest at the parishes of Fawkner and North Melbourne and then served in the youth division of the Social Welfare Department.

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John (Jack) Michael Moroney

Jack, born in Cardiff, NSW, and a priest of the Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes, was the second son of Bill and Rose Moroney. His elder brother, Bill, was also a priest of the same diocese. Jack was educated by the Sisters of Mercy in Parkes and Broken Hill as well as the Marist Brothers in Forbes and Broken Hill.

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Sean Patrick O’Connell

Sean died at the Austin Hospital on Sunday, 18 December 2016 aged 76 years. Ordained a priest at St Patrick’s Cathedral, East Melbourne on 23 July 1966, Sean served as Assistant Priest at the parishes of Flemington, Werribee and Clifton Hill

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Thomas O’Hara SJ

Having been a Jesuit for 66 years and a priest for 50, Tom O’Hara (84) died of a brain haemorrhage at St Peter’s Green, Lane Cove North. Born in Dalby, Qld, he was raised by an aunt from the age of three after the death of his parents, and educated by the Christian Brothers in Melbourne, where he entered the Society of Jesus in 1950.

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Peter Bernard Quin SJ

A remarkable, much loved pastor who partook fully of the banquet of life, which he loved to share with others, Peter Quin died peacefully at Wesley Hospital, Auchenflower (Brisbane), having been a Jesuit for 66 years and a priest for 52.

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John Newman

John Newman responded to an invitation from Bishop Tom Cahill while as a Seminarian at Pius X11 Seminary Banyo, to serve in the Cairns Diocese. His appointments in Cairns exceeding fifty years saw him placed at St Monica’s Cathedral, Thursday Island, Mossman and Atherton.

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Recently deceased – no obituaries received

Returned to the Father but no obit received. We hold them in prayer.

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