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Pastoral Ministry Appointments

Jun 19, 2020 6:15:00 PM

We are invited as the People of God, to welcome and embrace the graces to grow in faith as we continue to move towards a model of collaborative and shared ministry in the Diocese.

Bishop Gary has, in consultation with the Priest Personnel Committee, made the following pastoral ministry appointments:

Effective immediately:

Fr. Sean Flynn has been appointed Hospital Chaplain for the Jubilee and General Hospitals in Victoria.
Fr. Sean will also be available to provide replacement sacramental ministry assistance as needed.

Effective July 1, 2020:

Fr. Dino Villadiego, on loan from the Archdiocese of Lipa in the Philippines, has returned from his sabbatical and has been appointed Associate Priest at St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Victoria.

Effective August 1, 2020

Fr. Harrison Ayre has been appointed Pastor of St. Peter’s Parish in Nanaimo, and Our Lady of Victory Mission on Gabriola Island. Fr. Harrison will also provide pastoral outreach ministry to Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo.

Fr. Thomas Chinnappa, on loan from the Diocese of Mysore in India, has been appointed Associate Priest at St. Andrew’s Cathedral in Victoria.

Fr. Michael Tran is appointed Pastor of Holy Family/Notre Dame Parish and Bishop’s Delegate to St. John Paul II School in Port Alberni. Fr. Tran will also provide sacramental ministry assistance to the communities on the West Coast.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers for the ongoing pastoral needs of the Diocese.

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