BISHOP of Derry Donal McKeown has announced clerical changes which will be effective from 21st August 2015.
A number of Inishowen-based priests are on the move.
The following is the full list of Diocesan changes:
- Fr. Brian Brady, PP Errigal, to be PP Clonmany and PP Culdaff, residing in Clonmany, as well as Vicar Forane for the Inishowen Deanery;
- Fr. Eugene Hasson, PP Greencastle, to be PP Lavey (Termoneeny) and PP Greenlough, residing in Lavey;
- Fr. Brian Donnelly, PP Badoney Upper, to be, in addition, PP Ardstraw East (Newtownstewart), residing in Badoney Upper;
- Fr. Peter Madden, PP Desertmartin, to be, in addition, PP Ballinascreen, residing in Ballinascreen;
- Fr. Seamus Kelly, PP Ballinascreen, to be PP Dungiven;
- Fr. Fintan Diggin, PP Clonmany, to be PP Errigal;
- Fr. Eamon Graham, PP Banagher, to be Administrator Templemore (Long Tower);
- Fr. Michael Porter, PP Leckpatrick, to be PP Urney and Castlefin;
- Fr. Patrick Baker, PP Lavey (Termoneeny), to be PP Banagher;
- Fr. Gerard Sweeney, PP Ardstraw East (Newtownstewart), to be PP Leckpatrick;
- Fr. Edward Gallagher, Administrator Templemore (Long Tower) to be PP Greencastle;
- Fr. Aidan Mullan, PP Dungiven, to retire as Parish Priest and become CC Three Patrons;
- Fr. Oliver Crilly, PP Greenlough, to retire as Parish Priest and become Priest-in-Residence Urney and Castlefin;
- Fr. Brian McGoldrick, PP Urney and Castlefin, to retire;
- Fr. James McGonagle, PP Culdaff and Vicar Forane for the Inishowen Deanery, to retire;
- Fr. Paul Fraser, returning from Arundel and Brighton, to be CC Creggan;
- Fr. Dermott Harkin, CC Ardstraw West and Castlederg, to be CC Lavey and CC Greenlough, residing in Greenlough;
- Fr. Roland Colhoun, CC Glendermott and CC Strathfoyle, to be CC Badoney Upper and CC Ardstraw East (Newtownstewart), residing in Ardstraw East (Newtownstewart);
- Fr. James McGrory, Judicial Vicar of the Armagh Regional Marriage Tribunal, to be CC Clonmany and CC Culdaff, residing in Culdaff;
- Fr. Seán O’Donnell, newly ordained, to be CC Glendermott and CC Strathfoyle;
- Fr. Francis Lynch OP, on loan to the Diocese of Derry and currently CC Urney and Castlefin, to be CC Ballinascreen and CC Desertmartin, residing in Desertmartin;
- Fr. George Doherty, CC Desertegney and Lower Fahan, to retire.
Bishop Donal asks that you join him in prayerful support of those beginning new appointments.