The Ponsonby Herne Bay Parish was created in December 2017 when the separate parishes of Sacred Heart, Ponsonby and Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Herne Bay were melded.
Fr Rory Morrissey, who had been the parish priest at Herne Bay for 15 years, is parish priest. He is assisted by parish co-ordinator Eddie Eyre, part-time administrators in each church centre, a finance team, pastoral team, and administration team.
There is further assistance for Masses from priests and students at the nearby Holy Cross Seminary, the neighbouring John Vianney Home for retired priests and priests who live in the area.
For all pastoral matters
Baptisms, Marriage, Funerals, sick calls, school preference forms – Please call Father Rory Morrissey on 09 376 1737 or 021 0394980
Parish admin – Ally
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am to 2pm
Parish Pastoral Council
The council generally meets on the first Wednesday of every second month. Our next meeting will be 15 April 6.30pm in the Parish Centre in Vermont St.
The council’s five new subcommittees and members are:
Liturgy: Eddie Eyre, Barbara Stacey, Paneta Terei.
Faith Formation: Eddie, Paneta, Catherine Perry.
Caring, Hospitality, Service – Philip Gasparini, Moira Pillai, Karen Lucca, Nimo Unasa, Rod Galantai.
Youth, Young Adults – Telesia Vailea, Lupe Vete, Michael Unasa.
Bi-cultural, Justice & Peace, Ecumenism – Owen Barwood, Barbara Stacey, Lupe Vete, Arini Turner, Albert Nakhle, Catherine.
If you have any queries or suggestions please contact the chair, Catherine Perry, email@example.com