The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]
The Very Rev. Patrick Curtis Costello
The Very Rev. Patrick Curtis Costello took charge of the Palmerston North parish in 1905. He was born in Ireland, educated in Paris and at Prior Park, Bath, Somerset, England. Father Costello was ordained in the year 1882 in Ireland, came to New Zealand in the same year, and was stationed at Auckland. Subsequently he became administrator of the Auckland Roman Catholic Cathedral, and, later, parish priest at Parnell. After a trip to England he was stationed successively at Gisborne, Wellington, Westport, and Marton, before receiving his present charge.