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Priestly jubilees


Priests and deacons celebrating significant ordination milestones in 2021 were honoured at the Jubilarians Mass in St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral on October 21.

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Anniversaries of 25, 30, 40, 50 and 60 years were recognised, with the Archdiocese’s oldest priest, Monsignor Vincent Tiggeman, next month celebrating 70 years since his ordination.

Mgr Tiggeman, 92, studied at St Francis Xavier Seminary and the Propaganda College, Rome where he was ordained in the chapel by Cardinal Fumasoni-Biondi on December 21 1951.

He completed a Doctorate in Canon Law at the college and returned to the Archdiocese in 1955 where he was appointed to the Marriage Tribunal and worked as the Archbishop’s secretary.

In 1963 he served as the administrator in the Christies Beach parish and Morphett Vale parish, followed by appointments as parish priest at Hectorville (1967), St Peters (1982) and Pennington (1998). He was awarded the title of Monsignor in 1971.

Mgr Tiggeman (pictured) also served as chancellor of the Archdiocese, judge and director of the Marriage Tribunal, and was chaplain for the Catholic Women’s League, Knights of the Southern Cross and Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

He retired in 2004 and is now a permanent resident at The Pines Lodge, Southern Cross Care, North Plympton.


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