Please pray for the repose of the soul of FATHER JOHN HENRY DOENAU SJ, who died at St Vincent’s Hospital, East Melbourne at 11.45am on Monday 25 September 2017, aged 88 years.
1929 (02 June) — Born in Melbourne, Victoria
Educated at CBC St Kilda & St Kevin’s CBC, Toorak, Vic.
1947-48 — Noviceship at Loyola College, Watsonia, Vic.
1949 — Juniorate at Loyola College, Watsonia: 1st year of BA at University of Melbourne
1950-52 — Philosophy at Loyola College, Watsonia, Vic.
1953-56 — Juniorate at Loyola College: BA (Hons) in Philosophy at University of Melbourne
1957-59 — Regency at Xavier College
1960-63 — Theology at Canisius College, Pymble, NSW; ordained 02 January 1963
1964-July 65 — St Patrick’s College, East Melbourne, Vic.: teacher (Religion, Latin), director of YCS, assistant sportsmaster & prefect of discipline, national director of Pioneer Total Abstinence Association
Aug 1965-May 66 — Tertianship at St Joseph Hall, Decatur, Illinois, USA (Tertian Dir.: Fr Colleran SJ)
Aug 1966-68 — Holy Name Seminary, Christchurch, New Zealand: professor of natural philosophy, history of philosophy & sacred scripture, spiritual father, director of sodality of BVM & St John Vianney & Apostleship of Prayer, director of Pioneer Total Abstinence Association, director of humanities studies at University of Canterbury
1969 — Newman College, Parkville, Vic.: college chaplain, assistant chaplain in university, lecturer in philosophy
1970-72 — Jesuit Theological College, Parkville, Vic.: Social Studies at University of Melbourne
1973-74 — Campion College, Kew, Vic.: Marriage Guidance at Catholic Family Welfare Bureau
1975 — Xavier House, Canberra, ACT: studying for MA in Applied Psychology (clinical)
1976-79 — Campion College, Kew, Vic.: Marriage Guidance at Catholic Family Welfare Bureau
1980-81 — Manresa, Hawthorn, Vic.: counsellor at Catholic Family Welfare Bureau, parish assistant
1982-85 — Manresa, Toowong, Qld: counsellor at Catholic Family Welfare Bureau Brisbane, parish assistant
1986-95 — Canisius College, Pymble, NSW: retreat director, teaching theology & Greek to the novices, marriage apostolate
1996 — Sabbatical: training in spiritual direction at Heart of Life Centre, Melbourne
1997-2017 — Campion House, Kew, Vic.: assistant director of retreat house (1997-98), retreat director, member of CIS team, Marriage Enrichment Programme (until 2005), spiritual father for EAPI, Philippines (part of 2007/08)
7.00pm Thursday 28 September 2017 at Immaculate Conception Church, Hawthorn
10.30am Friday 29 September 2017 at Immaculate Conception Church, Hawthorn
11.00am Tuesday 3 October at Melbourne General Cemetery