Priests Who Have Served in Nambour Parish



Rev Fr Albert J. Wright 1919-1927

Assistants:

Fr John T. Concannon.

(When Nambour and Caboolture one Parish)

Fr Denis S. O'Rourke.

Fr Nicholas F. Moynihan.

Rev Fr John O'Brien 1927-1936

Assistants:

Fr Michael J. O'Rourke.

Fr Martin James Doyle.

Fr Francis Scanlan.

Fr Sylvester M. Ryan.

Fr Neal Maloney.

Fr Michael J. Carew.

Fr Thomas John Guy.

Rev Dr Edward John Doody 1936-1948

(Appointed Bishop of Armidale 1948)

Assistants:

Fr Neal Maloney.

Fr Francis Scanlan.

Fr Michael J. Carew.

Fr Thomas John Guy.

Rev Fr Sylvester M. Ryan 1948-1964

Assistants:

Fr Michael J. Carew.

Fr Thomas John Guy.

Fr Eugene William Sheeran.

Born in Kilkenny, Ireland, on 11 December 1911. He had five brothers and one sister. His father was a mounted policeman in the Royal Irish Constabulary. Eugene was ordained into the priesthood in Thurles, Ireland, in 1941 and it was intended from the start that he should work in Australia. However the war intervened and made the journey impossible. He therefore served as a chaplain to the US forces for a time. He died in a motorcycle accident in Australia on 24 September 1955, aged 43.

Fr Francis Vincent Hefferan. Born 30 October 1924. Ordained 25th July 1950. Died 23 December 1996.

Fr Harry Laing.

Rev Fr Fancis Vincent Hefferan 1964-1995

Assistants:

Fr Harry Laing.

Fr Brian Bird.

Fr Basil Meaney.

Fr Thomas J. Breen.

Fr William Martin Morris.

(Appointed Bishop of Toowoomba 1992)

Fr Brian Cooper.

Rev Fr Dudley McMahon 1995-2000

Assistants:

Fr Eddie Loh.

Rev Fr Graham Denis Gatehouse 2000-

Assistants:

Fr Eddie Loh (Hospital Chaplain).

Fr Jacek Cichy (Hospital Chaplain).

Fr Patrick Chukwu (Hospital Chaplain).


Modified: 8 October 2009

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