Catholic Outlook 2021: Vale Deacon Owen Rogers

15 January 2022


Over the holiday break, Catholic Outlook is showcasing some of its most viewed, inspiring and thought-provoking articles from 2021. 

This year, the Diocese of Parramatta said an emotional farewell to four members of our clergy family. We invite you to read their obituaries, and we continue to pray for the repose of their souls.


Vale Deacon Owen Rogers

19 June 1941 – 2 November 2021


Deacon Owen Rogers, Assistant Deacon at Corpus Christi Cranebrook, died on 2 November 2021 aged 80.

Deacon Owen actively contributed to Masses and parish life as Deacon for 11 years. During the most recent lockdowns his health deteriorated, and sadly for his parish, he was unable to return.

Parish Priest of Corpus Christi Fr Chris Antwi-Boasiako kept in touch with him during lockdown and his illness. “He was very determined, very committed,” said Fr Chris. “He was a man for others. Even during his illness, he wanted to find out what was happening in the parish. He continued to offer ideas and suggestions.”

Deacon Owen was ordained to the Diaconate by Bishop Kevin Manning on 5 December 2009.

His beloved wife, Jeanette, died on 4 October 2020.

He will be sadly missed by his fellow parishioners.

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