History of Priests at Our Lady of Mount Carmel

The Marriage Registers of Mount Carmel date from 1866 and the Baptismal Registers back to 1870. A survey of these registers show the names of priests who have worked in the parish:

  • Fr Cornish OSB as PP of Broadway became first PP of Waterloo (1856 - 1864)
  • Fr Garavel, PP of Newtown, and PP Waterloo (1864 – 1866)
  • Fr Peter O'Farrell OFM, 1st resident priest (1866 - 1869)
  • Fr Athy OSB (1870 – 1872)
  • Fr Cunningham (1873 – 1878)
  • Fr J Carroll (1878 - 1881)
  • Fr Placid Quirk OSB (1881 – 1882)
  • Fr Joseph Collins (1882 – 1926)
  • Fr McKerian (1884 – 1885)
  • Fr T Long (1884 – 1885)
  • Fr E Hanrahan (1885 – 1886)
  • Fr J Hackett (1887 – 1889)
  • Fr M Morrissey (1887 – 1889)
  • Fr T Ryan (1889 – 1890)
  • Fr T W Keating (1890 – 1895)
  • Fr F McDermott (1895 – 1898)
  • Fr W Flemming (1898 – 1900)
  • Fr J P Hyland (1900 – 1901)
  • Fr John Sherin (1901 – 1903)
  • Fr J H Morris (1901 – 1903)
  • Fr D J Byrne (1904 – 1905)
  • Fr A J Hogan (1905 – 1908)
  • Fr A J McHugh (1908 – 1909)
  • Fr J J Egan (1908)
  • Fr J Fitzpatrick (1909 – 1911)
  • Fr P J O'Connell (1911 – 1917)
  • Fr B A Comaskey (1912 – 1913)
  • Fr T A Maloney (1914 – 1915)
  • Fr T J O'Farrell (1915 – 1916)
  • Fr W J Gear (1916 – 1923)
  • Fr William P McNally (1917 – 1922)
  • Fr Eris M O'Brien (1922)
  • Fr Lawrence Corridon (1923 – 1926)
  • Fr Chas. Foley (1923 – 1926)
  • Fr Jeremiah O'Flaherty (1925 – 1931)
  • Fr Patrick J Whelan (1926 – 1927)
  • Fr John Phelan (1926 – 1929)
  • Fr B McDonnell (1927 – 1933)
  • Fr W Heffernan (1929 – 1933)
  • Fr C Donovan (1930 – 1931)
  • Fr W E Fitzgerald (1931 – 1934)
  • Fr J Bowers (1933 – 1941)
  • Fr E T Downey (1933 – 1947)
  • Fr J M Evans (1934 – 1939)
  • Fr F Reilly (1938 – 1940)
  • Fr J Fitzpatrick (1939 – 1941)
  • Fr P J Kennedy (1940 – 1944)
  • Fr John Ross (1941)
  • Fr P J Reeve (1941)
  • Fr John Kissane (1941 – 1957)
  • Fr W Canavan (1941 – 1943)
  • Fr J P Croal (1944 – 1946)
  • Fr P L Murphy (1944 – 1945)
  • Fr L Mahon (1945 – 1948)
  • Fr J Kerrisk (1946 – 1948)
  • Fr J Cullen (1947)
  • Fr K Prunty (1948 – 1951)
  • Fr J Gaffney (1951 – 1953)
  • Fr W Paine (1951 – 1953)
  • Fr Ashley Jones (1953 – 1956)
  • Fr W O'Connor (1953 – 1957)
  • Fr W Malone (1956 – 1965)
  • Fr M O'Byrne (1957 – 1960)
  • Fr P Coffey (1960 – 1963)
  • Fr A Nelson (1963 – 1966)
  • Fr E G Paine (1965 – 1974)
  • Fr J Butcher (1967 – 1968)
  • Fr K Muldoon (Supply) (1972 – 1974)
  • Fr V J Doyle (1974 – 2000)
  • Fr John Knight (2000 – 2009)
  • Fr Michael Yoo (on loan from Seoul, South Korea) (2012 - 2012)
  • Mgr G K Flynn (2009 – 2017).
    • He was appointed Pastor Emeritus on 1st December 2017.
  • Fr Paul Smithers appointed Administrator of the Parish of Waterloo on 1st of December 2017.
    • Therefore Parish of Waterloo became part of The Catholic Parishes of City South along with the parishes of Redfern and Rosebery.