Obituary

Vale Fr Geoff Meagher SJ

Please pray for Australian-born Hazaribag Jesuit missionary Fr Geoff Meagher SJ, who died on 5 March at Tata Cancer Hospital in Kolkata, India.

Please pray for Australian-born Hazaribag Jesuit missionary Fr Geoff Meagher SJ, who died on 5 March at Tata Cancer Hospital in Kolkata, India.

Fr Meagher joined the Jesuits in Australia in 1961 and travelled to India as a scholastic in 1966. For the next 54 years, he served in a variety of education, formation and vocation roles within the Hazaribag Jesuit Province including Rector of St Stanislaus College in Sitagarha and Principal of St Xavier’s School in Bokaro Steel City.

Fr Meagher’s funeral Mass was held on 6 March. A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday 17 March at 10 am at St Mary’s, North Sydney.

 

01/02/1961    Entered the Novitiate in Loyola Watsonia, Melbourne

02/02/1963    First Vows in Watsonia, Melbourne, Australia          

1963-1965      Philosophy in Loyola, Watsonia, Melbourne, AUS

1966                Arrived in India

1966-1972      Regency at St. Xavier’s Hazaribag [Teaching at SSC Sitagarha]

1968-1969      Language studies in Mussoorie and Dehra Dun

1972-1973      St. Mary’s Kurseong (June-May)

1973-1975      Vidya Jyoti, Delhi (June-March)

1974                10 May Ordained Priest in St. Mary’s North Sydney, Australia

1975-1979      Formation & Teaching (1975-1977 SSC, Sitagarha, Pastoral work)         

1977-1979      Catholic Ashram, Bhurkunda   

1980                Tertianship in Beschi College, Dindigul

1982                02 February Final Vows in St. Xavier’s Hazaribag    

1980-1981      Master of Science in Education [Eng] University of Scranton, USA 

1981-1985       Dean of Juniors, SSC Sitagahra, youth work, retreats, vocation promotion

1985-1991       Rector, SSC, Sitagarha

1991-1996       Teaching at St. Xavier’s School, Bokaro Steel City

1997-2005       Principal, St. Xavier’s School Bokaro Steel City

2003-2005       Acting Superior, Bokaro Steel City

2006-2008       PCF & Vocation Promoter, residing at Ankur, Sindur, Hazaribag

2008-2016       PCF & Vocation Promoter, Res. Vivek Sadan, Shahpur

2016-2017       English Professor, Juniorate, SSC, Sitagarha

2017-2019      Teacher, Vivek Sadan, Shahpur, Daltonganj

2019-2020      Asst. Dean of Juniorate, Asst. English Prof. SSC, Sitagarha

 

 

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