Priests & Pastors

Father Brian Guerrini, ss.cc.

From Fr. Brian:

“I have been assigned as the new pastor of Saint Damien of Moloka’i Parish. A little about me. I have spent the last several years as Assistant Pastor at Queen of Peace Parish in Harlingen, Texas (Rio Grande Valley). During that time, I also spent almost a year in the Kingdom of Tonga teaching at ‘Api fo’ou College and living with our Sacred Hearts Community. I also spent four months (1 term) at the Pacific Regional Seminary in Suva, Fiji with our SS.CC. Seminarians. I am very happy to join the topside Moloka’i Catholic Community and hope to serve you like Fr. Clyde and Fr. Chris did for so many years. Mahalo nui loa!”

 

 

Father Patrick Killiea

Father Patrick was born and raised on a small farm in the west of Ireland. Like Damien, he is a son of a farmer and was recruited by the Sacred Hearts in Ireland in 1962 and came to the Seminary in Jaffrey, N.H. in 1963. He was ordained in his homeland in 1969 and has spent most of his years of ministry in the SS.CC. parishes in S. E. Massachusetts. He also served for three years in the Bahamas. Father Patrick visited Kalaupapa in 2004, filled in here during the summer of 2006, and was installed in 2012.

Father Patrick Killilea (left) was installed on July 11, 2012 as the pastor of Kalaupapa’s St. Francis Church by Honolulu Bishop Larry Silva (center). Photo by Mark Miller.

Father Patrick Killilea (left) was installed on July 11, 2012 as the pastor of Kalaupapa’s St. Francis Church by Honolulu Bishop Larry Silva (center). Photo by Mark Miller.