Patrick Edward O'Connor

Monsignor Patrick Edward O'Connor (8 March 1932 − 3 December 2014) was a Roman Catholic priest who served as the Ecclesiastical Superior of the Roman Catholic Mission Sui Iuris of Tokelau from 1992 to 2011.[1]

Patrick Edward O'Connor
Ecclesiastical Superior of Tokelau
ArchdioceseRoman Catholic Archdiocese of Samoa-Apia
DioceseRoman Catholic Mission Sui Iuris of Tokelau
Installed26 June 1992
Term ended6 May 2011
PredecessorNew Creation
SuccessorRev. Oliver P. Aro, MSP
Ordination16 July 1957
Personal details
Born(1932-03-08)8 March 1932
Masterton, New Zealand
Died3 December 2014(2014-12-03) (aged 82)
Silverstream, New Zealand
NationalityNew Zealandese
DenominationRoman Catholic
Previous post(s)Parish priest in Tokelau (1987-1992)
Alma materHoly Cross college in Mosgiel


O'Connor was born in Masterton, New Zealand. was educated at the local St Patrick's primary school and St Joseph's [now Chanel] College in Masterton. Then he studied for the priesthood at Holy Cross College in Mosgiel. He was ordained for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Wellington in 1957 and served in a number of parishes in the Wellington Archdiocese.[2]


  1. ^ "Father Patrick Edward O'Connor". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Pat O'Connor RIP – parish priest of Tokelau 1987-2011". CathNews New Zealand. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
New Creation
Ecclesiastical Superior of Tokelau
Succeeded by
Rev. Oliver P. Aro, MSP