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Parish Priest

Fr Raphael Lobo

Our parish priest is Fr Raphael Lobo.
He was born in India and Ordained to Priesthood in 1982.
He moved to Auckland in 2002.
He served as assistant priest at St Joseph’s, Takapuna, then shifted to St Mark’s, Pakuranga as Parish Priest in 2007, then to East Coast Bay’s in 2015 as Parish Priest.
He was appointed to Hibiscus Coast Parish from 1 February 2021.
Email: loboraphael@gmail.com


We are fortunate to have two retired priests assisting in the parish:
Fr. Ron Saunders.
Fr Peter Gray


Deacon Greg Murphy - greg09122015@gmail.com or 027 6035132


Theresa Fouche - 426 5599 Ext 1 (Monday to Friday).


Fr Peter Gray is a retired priest of Auckland diocese, living in the parish.
Fr Peter enjoys visiting parishioners in their homes.
If you would like a visit from him, please call him on (09) 428 5376.


Results of our Parish Church Life Survey - August 2018

Parish Church Life Survey.pdf

Parish Committees

In the Hibiscus Coast Parish the Priest is responsible for 'priestly duties' and the parishioners have responsibility for a broad range of pastoral duties and activities.

Our parish committees guide and assist more than 50 special interest groups.
These committees are:

Parish Pastoral Council:

The Pastoral Council is concerned with Pastoral Policy. It’s role is to collaborate with the Parish Priest in helping to provide the support, resources and nourishment, whether spiritual or intellectual, that we need to fulfil our baptismal vocation to mission.

Current members are Catherine Cyprian (Chair), Tania Alofaki, Mike de là Fuente, Kathy Ellery, Monica Grimshaw, Chris Wilson, Flavia Widianti, Cathy Allen, Bruce Harrison and Terry O’Connell.

Ex Officio Members: Fr Raphael Lobo


Responsible for the social and physical well being of our parishioners.
 Link to Caring Groups here.
 Link to Social Groups here.

Finance & Maintenance Committee:

Primarily concerned with helping the parish priest in fulfilling the Mission Statement of the church in terms of resourcing, planning, accounting for, administering and safeguarding parish income, expenditure and assets. It is responsible for the maintenance of parish property and the planning and supervision of required building projects.


The Liturgy Committee has an overall responsibility to ensure the liturgies are planned and celebrated in the proper manner and that the worship needs of the parish are met. Convener - Fr Raphael Lobo.
 Link to Liturgy Groups here.

Care and Share:

Contact the parish office – 426 5599

Safeguarding Team:

Coordinates our parish safeguarding policies, practices and procedures, working to promote an environment of respect and safety in our parish community. An important aspect of safeguarding is responding to concerns of harm or abuse.
Coordinator: Nicola Timms - 021 868 636

Risk Management Team:

Responsible for ensuring that Health and Safety regulations and procedures are adhered to in the parish.
Coordinator: Ray O’Loughlin - 427 8277

Other Teams

Parish Catering Team:

Cater for funerals, senior birthdays, anniversaries, morning/afternoon teas baptisms and confirmations. Menus and prices available on request. Contacts: Ann Schooler - 0274 949 784.

Parish Primary School - Silverdale

Stella Maris:

At Stella Maris we are guided by the principle that,

The person is at the heart of Christ’s teaching……
The promotion of the human person is the goal of the Catholic school…
(The Vatican)

Contact: Catherine Cyprian (principal)
Phone (09) 427 9189 or email achieve@stellamaris.school.nz

School Website: www.stellamaris.school.nz

For more details of Stella Maris on this website...

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