Fr Kevin Bates sm, Parish Priest
For over 27 years Kevin's work has taken him all around Australia, working in school and parish communities within the Catholic Church and in other churches.Music-making and song-writing are important parts of his ministry. Kevin began his term as Parish Priest in February 2008.
You can also visit Kevin's website and read some reflections at www.kevinbates.com.au
A book of Father Kevin's weekly bulletin Reflections, "Glimmers of Grace" was published in November 2018. Details can be found on www.glimmersofgracebook.com
Fr Aliki Langi sm Assistant Priest
Father Aliki joined our parish team in late 2018. He has ministered for over 20 years in the Philippines and more recently for 6 years in the Marist Parish in Gladstone Queensland. He brings with him a love of gardening, the ukulele and God's People. Aliki is a most generous and pastoral priest. No task is beyond his reach or his readiness.
Catherine Byrne, Parish Secretary
Catherine has joined our parish team in late 2019 and and following a three month briefing period with our much loved and long-serving Sylvia, has settled into her role with great enthusiasm, skill and a wonderful pastoral presence. She brings special personal and administrative skills to the role and we are so blessed to have her with us with her considerable patience, kindness, engaging Irish wit and wisdom.
Rosalia Foley, Sacramental and Catechist Co-ordinator
Rosalia has been a parishioner for 20 years and took on the role of Sacramental and Catechist co-ordinator in 2010. Rosalia works passionately, linking the Parish community with the Catholic families from schools in the area, assisting them in their preparation for the Sacraments which are celebrated at Holy Name of Mary Parish. She ensures that Catechists are well prepared and resourced in their endeavour to run effective Faith-forming and pastoral programs in our Public Schools. Her presence with us is priceless.