Monsignor Peter Jeffrey has returned to Australia from his New Zealand job to have cancer treatment.JARROD WHITTAKER February 7, 2014 3:59am
A much-loved former member of Shepparton’s Catholic community has returned to Australia to battle cancer, but hopes to be back at work by Easter.
Monsignor Peter Jeffrey was parish priest at Shepparton’s St Brendan’s Catholic Church for 16 years.
He moved to Auckland in January 2012 to become New Zealand’s national Catholic seminary director.
A Diocese of Sandhurst spokeswoman said he had returned to the diocese to have treatment.
‘‘Monsignor Peter Jeffrey is presently undergoing radiotherapy following surgery on a tumour on his neck,’’ the spokeswoman said.
‘‘He is more than halfway through the scheduled treatment which will be completed by the end of this month.’’
Monsignor Jeffrey was said to have coped well with the treatment and its side effects.
‘‘Monsignor Jeffrey is in good spirits bearing with the discomfort of his treatment and optimistic about its outcome,’’ the spokeswoman said.
‘‘Monsignor is very grateful for the extensive demonstration of concern, affection and promises of prayers for his recovery that have been offered to him.’’
Following the completion of his treatment, Monsignor Jeffery will return to Auckland.
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