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ACFC's Official Statement about Fr Mario


Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Peace of Christ to all!

We regret to inform you the passing of our dear chaplain, Fr Mario Dorado, O.F.M. cap at Mercy Hospice (Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand) at 5:05am, on the 14th March 2023.

We are requesting our various Filipino Faith and Devotional Communities outside of St Benedict’s to reconsider their plans for the months ahead. Requesting for a Filipino priest will be limited, as most of our Filipino priests in our Diocese of Auckland are committed to their assigned parishes and communities.

However, the Filipino priests around the greater Auckland area have committed to continue supplying the regular Filipino Sunday Masses at St Benedict’s Parish, Newton, until a new chaplain is appointed by the bishop.

With this unfort