Last updated on 31 January 2024
- PARISH: ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST PARISH CAMPBELLTOWN
- APPOINTMENTS: ASSISTANT PARISH PRIEST & CHAPLAIN TO THE SAMOAN COMMUNITY
Fr Feleki Tautunu was born in Apia, Samoa in August 1977. He is number eight of a big family of ten (six brothers and three sisters). Fr Feleki is a Priest of the Archdiocese of Samoa-Apia. He entered the Pacific Regional Seminary in 2001 and was ordained Priest on 8 December 2007 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Apia, Samoa. After ordination he was appointed assistant Parish Priest at the Cathedral of the Immaculate conception in Apia, Samoa, and worked as the chief director of Catholic Media. In 2012, he was appointed as the Parish Priest of the Cathedral and worked as the Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Samoa Apia. Fr Feleki loves sports and he was the official chaplain for the Samoan International Rugby League team (Toa Samoa) from 2008 to 2017. He travelled with the team in two consecutive world cups and the four nation’s cup within this period.
Fr Feleki moved to Australia in 2017 and joined the Archdiocese of Sydney. He served as Assistant Parish Priest of two Parishes of St Patrick, Revesby Heights and St Christopher, Panania. He moved to the Diocese of Wollongong in December 2018 and was appointed Assistant Priest at St John the Evangelist Parish at Campbelltown where he serves up to date. He is also the chaplain for the Samoan Catholic Community in the Diocese of Wollongong. Fr Feleki Tautunu is active in his ministry in the parish, attending calls from Campbelltown Hospital and nearby Hospitals. He is also celebrating masses for the Samoan Community on the first and fourth Sundays of the month.
In February 2024, he was appointed as supply priest to the parish of St Mary Mackillop, Oran Park, while still residing at St John’s.