Our Team

Parish Pastoral Council 2017

Not present –  Helen Staindl, Jennifer White.

Parish Leadership

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Parish Pastoral Council

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Parish Pastoral Council member’s messages

Father Bernard

I arrived at St Patrick’s parish in January 2017 after a couple of years in Traralgon and Yarram parishes. Having served in the Iona, Koo Wee Rup, Cranbourne and Berwick parishes previously, I was happy to see old friends here when I came to Pakenham. What a diverse parish we are! I look forward to the years (and the excitement!) ahead.”

Marianne Dineen

“John and I moved to St Patricks 17 years ago. During this time I have involved myself in different aspects of parish life. I now work especially for the care of our sick and housebound parishioners.”

Siji Dominic

“I was baptized Jerene and am known by my nickname Siji. I moved to Pakenham in Feb 2016. My family includes my husband, Dominic and my two boys Dave and Dan. St Patrick’s parish has been our second home since the time we moved here and I am looking forward to serving you all.”

Jane Parsons

“I have lived in Pakenham for 31 years. I enjoy being outside and my favourite place is the Grampians where I enjoy hiking. I have been on Parish Council for 4 years and my role is to build the link to connect the Parish with the community of Shanagolden.”

Mick O’Brien

“Hi, I’m Mick O’Brien.  As the Principal of St Patrick’s Primary School I am an ex-officio member of the Parish Council on which I have served for the last 12+ years.  I have enjoyed watching and participating in the growth and changing face of Pakenham and the responses to that growth and change we have had to make in the Parish.”

Helen Yuke

“I was born in South Sudan in 1959, and came to Australia in 2004. I am the mother of 5 children and grandmother of 12. I have lived in Pakenham for 2 years. Currently I serve God and the people of Pakenham as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist and as a member of the parish council.”

Tresa Andrews

Hello everyone. I am Tresa Andrews, I work at St Patrick’s Primary School as a teacher. I am married to James and we have a beautiful daughter, Niketa. I have been a parishioner for 7 years. The most exciting thing about being a part of this parish, is the colourful vibrancy from all over the world.”

Gerald Prestt

I have been at St Patrick’s for 6 years. I have 2 children. I have been involved with charity organisations. I love gardening and animals.”

Wangui Gaciabu

I’ve been in Australia for 29 years, and have been at St Patrick’s for 5 years. As a member of the Parish Council I wish to grow stronger in faith, share my talents and other God-given gifts, and contribute to the growth of our church and the lovely St Patrick’s community.