The Bishop of Raphoe, Dr Philip Boyce, has made a number of clerical changes across the diocese.
A total of twelve different changes which include retirements, new appointments and study leaves were announced by Bishop Boyce’s Diocesan Secretary, Fr Michael McKeever.
The changes include the announcement of the retirement of the Chaplain of Letterkenny General Hospital, Very Rev John Gallagher, after 41 years service in the Diocese.
His post will be taken over by Rev Shane Gallagher, formerly of Leitirmacaward/Doochary.
It has also been announced that popular Rev Damian McGroarty, CC of Conwal and Leck (Cathedral Parish), will go on to further studies.
Meanwhile Rev Mariusz Semia will be CC at Massmount, Fanad and Chaplain to the Polish community in the Diocese.
All changes will take place at the end of August.
The following is a full list of appointments and changes in the Raphoe Diocese:
Very Rev Canon John Gallagher, Chaplain of Letterkenny General hospital retires after 41 years service in the Diocese
Rev. Joseph O’Donnell, CC Aughaninshin (Church of the Irish Martyrs) to be CC, Mountcharles
Rev. James Gillespie CC Milford to be CC Aughaninshin
Rev. Adrian Gavigan CC Mountcharles to be CC Milford
Rev. Shane Gallagher CC Leitirmacaward – Doochary to be Chaplain in Letterkenny General Hospital
Fr. Mark Byrne (Society of Our Lady of the Trinity) to be CC Leitirmacaward-Doochary
Rev. Damian McGroarty, CC Conwal and Leck (Cathedral Parish) goes for further studies
Rev. Stephen Gorman, newly ordained, to be CC Conwal and Leck
Rev. Paul McGeehan CC Massmount, Fanad to be CC Ardaghey
Rev. Hugh Hanlon, (Missionaries of the Sacred Heart) to be CC Ballyshannon
Rev. Mariusz Semia to be CC Massmount and Chaplain to the Polish Community in the Diocese
Rev. Liam Boyle, to be ordained on the 7th of September will be CC Ardara.