Fr. Anthony Feeney - Parish Priest
Fr. Tony is the Parish Priest since January 2014 here at St. Monica's Parish.
Fr. Tony was ordained in 1974 and now he has over 46 years experience as a priest and is a welcoming face to be greeted by both during and after mass. It is always a pleasure to be in his company.
Prior to his appointment to St Monica's Parish, Fr. Tony was the parish priest at Holy Saviour Parish, Glen Waverley North, at St. Anthony's Parish, Noble Park and at St. Clare's Parish, Thomas Town. He also served as a Vocations Director of the Archdiocese of Melbourne for eight years.
Please introduce yourself to Fr. Tony if you are new to the Parish - you will always be welcome here.
Fr. Andrew Choi -Assistant Priest
Fr. Andrew is our Assistant Priest since October 2019 after his Priesthood Ordination. He was born in South Korea and moved to Australia in 2016 for continuing his study of Theology and seminary life.
Fr. Andrew was a catechist for youth group in his home parish for seven years which brought him close to Jesus Christ and started him thinking that he may be called to be a priest. He entered the Holy Spirit Seminary in Seoul just after graduated with a Bachelor of Music in 2009. He joined Corpus Christi Seminary in Carlton in 2016 and was ordained at St Patrick’s Cathedral by Archbishop Peter Comensoli on 7th September 2019 and celebrated his Thanksgiving Mass at St Francis of Assisi Church, Mill Park, where he served as a deacon for a year.
St. Monica's Parish is his first appointment in his priestly life.
Former Parish Priests and Assistant Priests (last ten years)
Previous Parish Priests
Previous Assistant Priests
A Prayer for priests (by St. Thérèse of Lisieux)
O Jesus, eternal Priest,
keep your priests within the shelter of Your Sacred Heart, where none may touch them.
Keep unstained their anointed hands,
which daily touch Your Sacred Body.
Keep unsullied their lips,
daily purpled with your Precious Blood.
Keep pure and unearthly their hearts,
sealed with the sublime mark of the priesthood.
Let Your holy love surround them and shield them from the world's contagion.
Bless their labours with abundant fruit and
may the souls to whom they minister be their joy and consolation
here and in heaven their beautiful and everlasting crown.
Let us support
through our prayers!