In Loving Memory
Fr. John Joseph Readman


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Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of
Fr. John Joseph Readman
will be offered at
St Agatha’s Catholic Church

129 Sladen Street Cranbourne
on Fri
day 3rd June 2022
commencing at 11:30 a.m.
A burial will follow at the
Cranbourne Cemetery
66 Sladen Street, Cranbourne.

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  1. Praying for repose soul of Fr John Joseph, May God grant his soul eternal rest in His abode Amen.

    My condolences to His Lordship Most Rev Dr Greg And all the clergy of Catholic Diocese of Sale.

    Simon Chike Uzoegbu
    • Rest in peacd, our very dear friend. Thank you very much for helping us come to this beautiful country.

      Rústica and José
  2. My heart felt condolences to the family and friends of Fr Readman and to the people and clergy of the diocese of Sale. I have great memories of Fr Readman, he was extremely good to me when I was serving the diocese of Sale as the parish priest of IONA-KOO WEE RUP, I thank him for his friendship and generosity to me. May he rest in peace.

    FR Thomas Mannakulath OSB
  3. May God’s abundant blessings be showered upon Father John Joseph Readman.
    He was a wonderful spiritual shepherd and dear friend to the Kelly family, particularly to our father Joe Kelly.
    May he rest in peace.

    Pauline Hunt
  4. I remember Father Readman when I worked for St Vincent De Paul at Cranbourne We shared a few laughs..He had The Most Wonderful Sense Of Humour. Rest In Peace..A Wonderful Priest..

    Pat and Frank Caulfield
  5. Father John Readman.
    I wonderful Priest who always wore a wide smile on his face. A devoted servant of God and a man for all people.
    May he Rest In Peace with his Lord.

    Brenda Burditt
  6. Thank you for your kindness shown to my parents and my siblings after Ash Wednesday Fires. You always had a smile for everyone. May you enter the eternal house of the lord for which you served.

    Pamela Bertoncello
  7. My memories are of a welcoming and sincere person. He dedicated himself to the people of the parish – caring and working to address their needs at all times – May he Rest In Peace.

    Alda Dunlop née Geraeds
  8. Requiescas in pace, our very dear friend. Thank you very much for helping my family come to this beautiful country.

    José Vergara
  9. Rest in the eternal peace of our Lord, Fr John Joseph. We will never forget you for being God’s instrument in bringing us and our family here to this wonderful country. We extend our sincere condolence to the bereaving family members and friends left behind.

    Rusty and José Vergara
  10. Father John Readman was a great mentor and friend when I was ministering in the Sale Diocese in the 1970’s. John was always happy and showed a great interest in all who met him. He was a great inspiration to many, and worked tirelessly to promote Catholic education and Vatican ll’s pastoral inspiration and spiritual nourishment. To me he lived the principles of Christ and led others to do the same. We can now ask John to intercede for us and continue his good work through us. RIP John.
    From John and Louise Ward

    John ward
  11. Condolences to Fr. John’s family, friends and the Sale Religious team. We did not have the pleasure of meeting Fr. John as we are the younger current Parishioners of Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Narre Warren. We do have a few senior Parishioners who remember Fr. John as the first Parish Priest and a being great inspiration to all. He surely was a true follow of Christ who worked tirelessly in the early days of the Parish, to creat a strong resilient vibrant Parish of 21,000 Parishioners.
    Assuring the family and friends of our prayers and thoughts, in this sad & difficult time. May all of you forever hold loving memories and cherish the good times in your heart always and forever!
    May Fr. John‘s Soul Rest in Peace.
    Alan D’cruz, Gillian Dirckze family and the Parish Council of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish. Narre Warren.

    Alan & Gillian & family
  12. May I add my sincere condolence to Bishop Greg, Priests of the Sale Diocese and family and friends of Fr. John Readman at his passing – an end of an Era.

    I thank Fr. Readman for his contribution to Education in Gippsland, and back in the early ’60’s, for arranging for me, to attend a YCS Conference at Genazzano College, this will always be appreciated.
    Also thank him for his kindness and appreciation of my parents in those early days and for his welcoming smile.
    Fr. Readman, we will miss your fine Priestly example and may you Rest In Peace.

    Johanna Sykes – van Otterdyk.

    Johanna Sykes.
  13. Remembering a young, energetic and enthusiastic Aussie priest who came to the little fishing village of Lakes Entrance as a curate in the early 60’s and did so much to unite the community. He built bridges between the religions by playing a decent brand of football in the centre for the Lakes Entrance football team. An absolute breath of fresh air! He moved onto bigger things but often came back to renew old friendships. I also honor him as a loved and respected mentor to my brother John (Allen). A life well lived. R.I.P Father Readman.

    Elsie Johnstone
  14. Praying for the repose of the soul of Fr. John Readman who graced our home several times during his time in Bairnsdale. Leo and I remember especially how he thought his visits to outlying parishioners would only last a morning or so but usually took several hours as Leo knew where everyone lived and these days usually resulted in an evening meal prior to his returning home and much talking and pastoral advice which was very welcome. He had a great sense of humour and was truly humble. May he now rest in peace with his God whom he served so diligently.

    Maureen Saunders
  15. Saddened to find out today the passing of Fr Readman. Wonderful memories throughout my childhood visiting your Mum, trips to Noojee and Warragul. You gave me my very first dog ‘Little Dog’, helped Mum and Dad when I was always sick. Treasured memories from your Peanuts. R.I.P

    Maree Howard
  16. May you rest peacefully, Fr John, you good and faithful servant. I will remember you each Easter, a time to renew my faith.
    Thank you for all you gave to the precious Shanagolden community, I will miss you.

    Bridget O'Shannassy