Fr Adrian Noonan - Born: September 14 1941 | Died: August 16 2023
It should have been one of the best days of his life. After 14 years of Jesuit studies and preparation for the priesthood and the day after his ordination on December 9 1972 in<br /> St Ignatius Church, Norwood, Fr Greg O’Kelly was celebrating his first Mass at Holy Name Church, St Peter’s, when tragedy struck.
When members of the Port Augusta Parish Pastoral Council decided it wanted to do something to cheer up seasonal workers who have been doing it tough due to COVID, they turned to a dose of good old country hospitality.
In some ways, retirement does not mean the same thing to priests as it does to lay people; nor does it mean the same to diocesan priests as it does to Religious. Priests are ordained to a life of ministry and most continue in ministry at a reduced level during retirement if their health permits.
The sesquicentenary of the arrival of the Sisters of St Joseph in Port Augusta and the opening of St Joseph’s Convent School (now Caritas College) was celebrated at All Saints Church last month.
Peter Vincent Maloney - Born: January 5 1936 | Died: April 23 2021