Franciscan Father John Boyd-Boland passed away at the age of 82.
What Happened to Franciscan Father John Boyd-Boland?
Father John Boyd has passed away last night. Ipswich parish priest Franciscan Father Stephen Bliss was at his side.“We offer sympathies and prayers for his family, to the friars, members of other religious congregations, friends, and the many students, parents, and staff of Padua College, whose lives he touched in over 50 years of priestly ministry,” Padua College Rector Peter Elmore said in a notice to the community.
“The loss of Fr Boyd-Boland will have an enormous impact on our Padua College staff, students, and Old Boys alike, as he has been at the heart of all things Padua for many years.”
Father John Boyd-Boland Cause of Death
FRANCISCAN Father John Boyd-Boland died aged 82 last night at Regis Aged Care, Lutwyche. Friends and families are pouring condolence on Social Media. The community asked the close ones to join the prayers happening in the church.
“We ask all in our community and the broader Catholic education community to join us in praying for the eternal repose of his soul. “Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace?”
About Father John Boyd
Father John Boyd was born in Sydney in 1941. He graduated from Marcellin College Randwick. He has ordained a priest in 1970. Fr Boyd-Boland’s life highlights his incredible service to Padua College and the Franciscan Friars. He began as a teacher from 1972-73 and then served as College Rector from 1990-2000.
During his time as Rector, he was the driving force for the growth of the College, with the development of the Amaroo Outdoor Education Centre and the Banyo Playing Fields. He led the restructuring of the Pastoral Care System and the development of our House structure, and he was crucial in the foundation of the Associated Students. He also played a key role in the construction of the College grandstand and the renovation of St. Francis Hall.