Fr James Jeyachandran OMI
Fr James was born in Sri Lanka in 1967 and attended the parish primary school. He did his secondary education in a Hindu college. He entered the Oblate Novitiate in 1988 and made his final vows in 1992. He was ordained in 1994. He was given the first obedience to go the Mission of South Korea after serving two years in his own country. He served in Korea for 17 years in various ministries namely Hospital chaplain, Formator and Mission superior. He arrived in Australia in 2012 and after 8 months of orientation he was appointed as Assistant Priest in St. David’s Parish, Tea Tree Gully. In 2014, he was appointed as Parish Priest of St. David’s Parish, Tea Tree Gully. In 2017, he got a new obedience to Australian Province. After serving five months in St. Patrick Basilica in Fremantle WA, he is appointed as Administrator of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Sefton.