Matt O’Connell

Matt O’Connell

I was born and raised in this parish, and served on the Parish Council when I was 18. Nearly five years ago my wife Emma and I purchased a house in the neighbourhood and I found myself back in the parish.

You will find Emma and I, along with our daughter Rita at the 9am Sunday Mass every week.

I work as the Evangelisation Coordinator for the Christchurch Diocese and I am very glad to have the opportunity to put into practice some of the things I often talk about.

I am passionate about our parish growing as an evangelizing and missionary parish that “preaches the gospel to all; without hesitation, reluctance or fear."