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Bishop McKenna has made the following appointments, which will take effect, on dates to be confirmed, at the beginning of 2023:

  • Parish Priest of Gilgandra and Coonamble: Father Laurie Beath;
  • Priest in Charge of Dunedoo-Coolah: Father Pius Khaoya;
  • Senior Associate Pastor in Orange, with special responsibility for the care of the Syro-Malabar community: Father Augustine Mathew cmi;
  • Administrator of Cowra: Father Dong Van Nguyen;
  • Assistant Priest in Dubbo (to take effect after his priestly ordination): Rev Nam Dinh Le.

At the end of the year, Father Antony Vattakkunnel CMI will be leaving us to work in another diocese. We thank him for his devoted and cheerful service in many parishes over the past eight years and wish him every blessing in his new ministry.

5 October 2022