New Parish Priest

Fr Barry Clifford will be acting Parish Priest for one year.

Fr Tomas Banayag O.S.A. will be shadowing Fr Barry during this time and will hopefully become Parish Priest within 12 months.

Fr Robert Marsh O.S.A. Provincial


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Dear parishioners,


It is with a heavy but grateful heart that I leave

St Augustine’s after six wonderful years as parish priest.

I have experienced a bit of burnout and I need some rest and recuperation; time to pray - for all of you too - and enjoy some spiritual rejuvenation.


You are a wonderful parish and it has been an honour to serve and work with you; I have loved my time here and will miss you all greatly.

I have been constantly inspired by the many ways in which you created a strong parish community and cared for each other.


As I write this I can think of so many of you who have given so much time and effort to make St Augustine’s a thriving and happy church. I have many highlights: the Christmas Carol services and the music in general and our music ministry, Easter and Christmas celebrations, the many fun social events, ABC, First Holy Communions and Confirmations, Sunday masses, Summer BBQs and food fairs, the 100th Anniversary celebrations; the different groups and teams,

St Augustine’s Primary School, Austin Forum, with the English lessons and art exhibitions; my staff, of course; and the church renovation with the dedication of the new altar, being among them. It will always be you, the real church, not the building, that really counts and will always have a place in my heart.


God bless you all and let’s keep each other in our prayers.


Love, Fr Gianni

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