Fr John Barry, Nudgee College, 1946-1950

FR. JOHN BARRY O.S.A. has now returned as Prior of the Augustinian Formation community at Brookvale. It was during his time as Augustinian Provincial in the 1970’s that Fr John resided in Manly Vale and served in the parish.

The years that followed saw him move to Victorian parishes for close to the past 20 years served in Melbourne at South Yarra. Fr John significantly shaped the character of that inner-city parish community through his enthusiasm and support for social justice projects, and in particular, the provision of transitional housing for the disadvantaged. The sadness felt at his parting will no doubt be off-set by a welcome from friends both old and new as he returns to the Northern Beaches.