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Peter Brannelly was raised on the southside of Brisbane, the first born son of Kevin and Betty Brannelly, older brother of Jo-Anne, Louise and John. He was educated at the parish schools of St Joseph’s, Kangaroo Point, St Elizabeth’s, Ekibin and St Bernard’s Upper Mt Gravatt before going on to complete his primary and then secondary education at Clairvaux College.
After completing his senior year Peter worked briefly in the bank before entering Pius XII Provincial Seminary at Banyo in 1981 to commence his studies for the priesthood. On 10 February, 1989 Peter was ordained a priest by Archbishop Francis Rush at St Bernard’s church Upper Mt Gravatt. Fr Peter’s first appointment was to St Edward the Confessor parish, Daisy Hill as Assistant Priest followed by Our Lady of Lourdes at Sunnybank. On completion of his term at Sunnybank Fr Brannelly was appointed Administrator of St Francis Xavier Parish at Goodna in 1994 and then Administrator in 1995 of St William’s parish at Grovely.
With Archbishop Bathersby’s support and blessing, in 1995 Fr Peter volunteered to work in the mission Diocese of St John-Basseterre (Antigua) in the West Indies. For the next 11 years he was pastor of the islands of Tortola, Virgin Gorda and the people of the British Virgin Islands. During this time the new church of St William’s in the capital, Road Town, was built.
On his return to the Archdiocese in 2006 Fr Brannelly served briefly at Burleigh Heads before being appointed the foundation Parish Priest of the Jubilee Parish with the responsibility of completing the process of amalgamating the historic, city fringe parishes of Ashgrove, Bardon, Herston, Newmarket, Red Hill and Rosalie.
In taking up his appointment this weekend, our new Dean wants to let all parishioners know that he has no food allergies, is delighted to accept any invitation,and over the next coming weeks is eager to meet you.