Archbishop Patrick O'Regan is assisted in their leadership of the Archdiocese by Chancellors Ms Pauline Connelly, Dr Neil McGoran and Ms Sarah Moffatt.
Ms Pauline Connelly
Chancellor and Deputy Director of Centacare Catholic Family Services
Pauline grew up in Port Pirie and was educated by the Good Samaritan Sisters.
She obtained an Honours Degree in Social Work and Social Policy at the University of South Australia and in the 1980’s and 90’s, worked as a Marriage and Family Counsellor. In 1994 Pauline, along with Bishop Eugene Hurley, began Centacare Catholic Family Services in the Port Pirie Diocese and was the inaugural Director for seven years. Pauline was on the Board of Centacare Australia for three years, and in the early 2000s, she chaired the National Marriage and Family Council under the then Minister of Family Services Hon Amanda Vanstone.
Pauline is currently the Director of Centacare Catholic Family Services in the Archdiocese of Adelaide and has been with Centacare in Adelaide for 13 years. Pauline is also a Chancellor within the Archdiocese of Adelaide.
In 2013 Pauline was made a Dame in the Order of St Gregory the Great, an honour bestowed by Pope Francis.
Pauline has worked with and supported refugees in detention, works with and supports the aboriginal community, in particular the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry at the Otherway Centre, and received a NAIDOC Award in 2013. Pauline also supports the Aboriginal staff at Centacare and is responsible for their cultural wellbeing and care within the workplace.
Pauline also has a regular segment on 891ABC radio talking relationship and life issues.
Pauline has 4 children and four grandchildren.
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