I came back to New Zealand towards the end of 2014, having been overseas from about 1970 onwards. So, coming home again. I was ordained in Whangarei in 1970, and was appointed to Miri Diocese in Sarawak, East Malaysia. In 1984 I was appointed to St. Joseph’s College, Mill Hill, London, for Vocation Ministry for 2 years; then as student counsellor for a couple of years; then as Rector of the seminary for 6 years. Had a sabbatical in Rome, doing some study at the Angelicum University. Got my next appointment while I was there – to be part of the Mill Hill Community in New York. I served in the Archdiocese of New York as Co-ordinator for Special and Pastoral Ministry. After 18 years there, I was appointed home to NZ. Served in the parish of St. Mark in Pakuranga for 2 years. A great start to continue my ministry here at home. We have a long way to go, but, together we will get there.
Fr Emile Frische MHM
Fr Maliu-mo-e-Ao Tofu ‘Otutaha