Rev. Anthony Bonela, MSFS, Parochial Vicar

Update: As of March 1 2022, Fr. Anthony was appointed Pastor of St. Monica Parish in Palatka, FL.  Holy Faith wishes him many blessings as he moves forward in his ministry life. We will miss you, Fr. Anthony!

Fr. Anthony Bonela, MSFS was appointed Parochial Vicar at Holy Faith Parish by Bishop Felipe Estévez, effective July 1 2020.  Fr. Anthony belongs to a Religious Order: MSFS (Missionaries of St. Francis De Sales of Fransalians) a French International Religious Order. Our community was blessed to have had Fr. Anthony with us. Although it was for a short time, we were thankful for his service to Holy Faith.

Father was born in Markondaputti, AP, India on August 13 1969 to (the late)Luckasu Bonela and Nakshathramma Bonela, and has a brother and a sister. He entered the seminary on June 16, 1985 and received his first vows on July 16 1988 and final vows on June 10 1995 and ordained to the Diaconate on January 26 1996.

Father Anthony was ordained to the priesthood on February 25 1997.

Educational qualifications: M.A,B Ed. BA, B. Ph. in Philosophy, B. Th in Theology

Ministry in India:

  • Pastor, Teacher and Principal from 1997 to 2002
  • Prinicpal of a High School from 2002 to 2006

Ministry in USA:

  • Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph Parish, Jacksonville, from 2006 to 2011
  • Parochial Vicar at St. Paul Parish, Jacksonville, from 2011 to 2013
  • Pastor at Holy Spirit, Jacksonville, from 2013 to 2017
  • Pastor in India, from 2017 to 2018
  • Pastor in San Antonio Diocese from 2018 to 2020
  • Parochial Vicar at Holy Faith Catholic Church from July 1 2020 to February 28 2022
  • Currently: Pastor of St. Monica Parish in Palatka effective March 1 2022

Contact Fr. Anthony by calling the Holy Faith Office and leaving a message