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Welcome Fr. Niko Atonio!

As announced last week, Fr. Falaniko Atonio, is our new Associate Pastor. Fr. Niko, as he prefers to be called, was ordained in 1992 for the Diocese of Samoa-Pago Pago, which comprises the islands of American Samoa in the South Pacific. After serving 8 years in pastoral ministry in American Samoa, Fr. Niko was sent to St. John University in MN where he earned a degree in Liturgy. Returning to American Samoa, he worked as a liturgist for the Diocese as well as chaplain for the Tongan community and administrator of several parishes. In 2012, Fr. Niko’s bishop sent him to Southern California, to serve as chaplain to the Samoan community in the L.A. and Orange County areas. During this time, Fr. Niko was appointed Associate Pastor to St. Philomena Parish in Carson. In 2016, a new chaplain was assigned to the Samoan community, and Fr. Niko moved to St. John Baptist de la Salle Parish in Granada Hills as full-time Associate. Now, in 2017, he has been assigned to serve our community as Associate Pastor.

Let us give Fr. Niko a warm welcome to Incarnation Parish!