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Fr Emile Frische MHM
Our parish priest is Fr Emile Frische MHM.
He returned home to New Zealand towards the end of 2014, having been overseas from 1970 onwards.
He was ordained in Whangarei in 1970, and was appointed to Miri Diocese in Sarawak, East Malaysia. In 1984 he was appointed to St. Joseph’s College, Mill Hill, London,
for Vocation Ministry for 2 years; then as student counsellor for a couple of years; then as Rector of the seminary for 6 years. He had a sabbatical in Rome,
doing some study at the Angelicum University. He then got his next appointment – to be part of the Mill Hill Community in New York.
He served in the Archdiocese of New York as Co-ordinator for Special and Pastoral Ministry. After 18 years there, he was appointed home to NZ.
He served in the parish of St. Mark in Pakuranga for 3 years. Then, in January 2018, he was appointed to the Mid North Pastoral Area, based in Okaihau – serving 8 church communities.
On 1 February 2019 he was appointed to Hibiscus Coast parish. He feels blessed to be serving our parish and to continue his missionary journey with us.
Email Fr Emile Frische MHM - email@example.com
We are fortunate to have a retired Priest assisting in the Parish:
Fr. Ron Saunders.
Deacon Murray - firstname.lastname@example.org or 426 5599
Deacon Greg Murphy - email@example.com or 027 6035132
Theresa Fouche - 426 5599 (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.
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.