Fr Tate to take on role of South Hobart parish priest

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Fr Tate to take on role of South Hobart parish priest

South Hobart parishioners can look forward to welcoming a new parish priest as early as October 22.

Fr Michael Tate, currently the Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Hobart, will take on the role of parish priest at South Hobart following the departure of Fr Samuel Fancsali in early October.

Fr Tate, who grew up in the area, says he is looking forward to the move.

“I'm quite delighted because it's a homecoming. I learnt how to serve at the church of St Francis Xavier. I'm a fourth generation South Hobart boy on my dad's side, so really it is a homecoming – and I look forward to being in an area which I know well,” Fr Tate said.

He says he is also looking forward to helping the South Hobart parish become “the evangelising parish which Pope Francis has called us all to be”.

Fr Tate will continue in the role of Vicar General as well as assuming the duties of parish priest.

“I'm still assisting the Archbishop in the full-time role of Vicar General, so it will take some adjustment on the part of the parish and my good self. But I'm sure it'll be a very fruitful ministry.”