Fr Denis Mahoney SM

From the Funeral Homily by Fr M. McVerry sm:

Good men make good priests and many of you gathered here today experienced the priesthood of Jesus Christ through Fr Denis. Listening to various ones in recent days I have heard words like, “I experienced being looked at in a different way by Fr Denis, in a way that made me feel tall, as if I was someone very important to him, someone special, very very special, I felt loved, he inspired me, I felt warmed and uplifted, I experienced being affirmed and greatly encouraged by this good, good man”. – 2 May 2013

  • Born 22-01-1940 Nelson, NZ
  • St Patrick’s Silverstream 1953- 57
  • Professed: 28-01-1960
  • Ordained: 4-07-1964



  • 1965 Morotona, Bougainville
  • 1966 Deomori, Bougainville
  • 1967-1973 Sovele, Bougainville
  • 1974 Koromira, Bougainville
  • 1975 Studies U.S.A.
  • 1976-1979 Marist College, Bomana
  • 1980-1992 Marist Training Centre, Tutu
  • May-Dec 1992 – Chatham Islands
  • 1993-2013 Nazareth Prayer Centre, Lami, Fiji
  • 26-04-2013 Died in Wailekutu aged 73