Fr Anthony Coloma
Fr Anthony is from Makati City, Philippines. He was ordained for the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle on 16 February 2019. Prior to moving to Australia, he worked with the BPI Leasing Corporation from 1998 to 2001. He joined the Society of Jesus-Philippine Province in 2002. As a Jesuit, he taught Economics and Psychology in Xavier School, San Juan City, formed part of the faculty for Christian Living in Erda Tech, Manila and served as consultant for Ignatian Spirituality for the Office of Mission, Identity and Organizational Development at the Ateneo de Manila University. After leaving the Society of Jesus in 2013, the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines employed him as Advocacy and Information Management Officer and he con-currently served as Executive Secretary for the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations in the Philippines.
In 2017, he moved to the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle as a Religious Assistant at the Inner City Parish of Newcastle. Bishop Bill ordained him to the order of deacon in June 2018. He is now serving in the Parishes Branxton-Greta and Singleton as Assistant Priest. And, he is writing his thesis for his Master’s Degree in Theology from the Catholic Institute of Sydney.