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HODGENS, Reverend Eric John


Ordained a priest at St Patrick's Cathedral, East Melbourne on 24 July 1960. After his ordination, Fr Hodgens was appointed Assistant Priest for a brief period at Glen Waverley, followed by appointments at Burwood (1961) and Seymour (1965). Fr Hodgens then undertook further studies and was appointed to the Catholic Education Office in 1968 to provide assistance to the Director. Following this appointment, he was appointed Assistant Priest at West Preston (1970), Elwood (1972) and East Melbourne (1973). Fr Hodgens will be remembered especially as the first Parish Priest of Glen Waverley North from 1974 and for his later work as Director of Pastoral Formation. Fr Hodgens' final appointment was as Parish Priest of Balwyn North Parish (1993). Due to ill health, he retired in 2007 and was appointed Pastor Emeritus. He passed away at St Vincent's Care, Kew on 25 May 2022 aged 86 years. Fr Hodgens will be remembered for his great enthusiasm for empirical research and publication of many articles. May he rest in peace. Priests' Retirement Foundation. 'Caring for those who cared'.


Date listed: 31/5/2022

Publication: Herald Sun

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