Fr John Hayes
I am 54 years old and was ordained to the priesthood 20 years ago in 1997. I am from Emerald, central Queensland and did various studies and jobs before entering the Seminary at 28 years of age, I trained for 6 years as a missionary in India, and worked there for another 3 ½ years after my ordination.
In 2001, I returned to Brisbane, where I worked in the Cathedral and inner city parishes until August 2004 when I came to Sydney. My first role in Sydney was as Vicar-Rector of the Missionary Diocesan Seminary in Pagewood. There I was given care of the Pagewood Parish in 2006 and have continued as Parish Priest since.
After Father Bill Challenor’s retirement in 2013, God blessed me with the care of Holy Family Parish as well.
May God bless you all.
Fr Gustavo Farfan
I am from Ecuador. Following the charisma of the Neocatechumenal Way, I came to Australia in 2008. I was ordained to the Priesthood on 31 October 2015 for the Archdiocese of Sydney and was appointed as Assistant Priest of the Parish of the Holy Family, Maroubra on the 1 November 2015 by the Most Rev. Anthony Fisher OP.
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Former Parish Priests of St Aidan’s and Holy Family
Fr William (Bill) Challenor (Administrator 1986 – 1988) (PP 1988 – 2013)
+Fr Henry William (Mick) Slattery PP (1974 – 1988) Buce Hawthorne (Administrator) (1975 – ?) John Truman (Administrator) (1981 – 1984)
Fr B Hudson PP (1954 – 1974) Peter Brown (Administrator) (1961 – 1962)
Fr Denis Conaghan (later Mons) PP (1939 – 1954)
Fr F Fitzpatrick PP (1932 – 1939)
Fr A McHugh PP (1922 – 1932)
Fr J H Morris PP (1914 – 1922)