Parish AdministrationMeet the team
Fr Emmanuel Ayankudy
Our Parish Priest, Rev Fr Emmanuel Ayankudy joined the Order of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate in 1987. He was ordained as a priest on 27th December 2000 in India.
Prior to arriving in Australia, Fr Emmanuel served as Associate Pastor, Director of Formation, Formator, Minor Seminary Rector, Secretary of the Education Society and counsellor to the provincial. He also worked for three years in the National Seminary in Windhoek, Namibia, Africa for three years.
Fr Emmanuel arrived in Australia on 1st November 2017, and was appointed as the associate pastor at the Maroochydore parish on 4th January 2018. He became the Parish Priest of St Anthony and St Luke’s Parish, Alexandra Hills and Capalaba on 24th November 2018.
Fr Emmanuel has Masters degrees Philosophy and Theology; He also completed a Pre Doctoral Programme in Systematic Theology.
Pastoral Ministry Co-ordinator
Margaret McFerran has been our Parish Pastoral Ministry Co-ordinator for a number of years. Margaret has enjoyed a long association with both St Anthony’s and St Luke’s and was one of the founding Parishioner’s of St Luke’s Capalaba. She is also a qualified Justice of the Peace, Marriage Celebrant and Hospital Chaplain, and is often seen visiting the sick at the Redlands Hospital. Margaret works closely with Fr Emmanuel to oversee our parish Sacramental Programmes, RCIA Programmes and other pastoral aspects of our parish.
Parish Office Administrator
Amanda Mase is our Parish Office Administrator. Having resided in the Redlands for a number of years, Amanda has enjoyed a long association with St Luke’s, Capalaba, both as a parishioner and ‘school mum’. Amanda has an Advanced Diploma of Business and a Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing. She has also undertaken roles for the Bread Ministry and currently serves on the Padua Place Committee.