Saturday, September 10, 2016

Archdiocese of Tuam - Clerical Appointments 2016

The Archbishop of Tuam, Most Reverend Michael Neary, has made the following Diocesan Changes which will take effect on Friday, 15th July, 2016.

Very Reverend Pádraig Canon O’Connor, P.P., Mountbellew, to retire.

Very Reverend John Canon Cogrove, P.P., Castlebar to retire.

Very Rev. Patrick Gilligan, P.P., Cong, to be Vicar Forane of Ballinrobe Deanery.

Very Rev. Joseph Canon O’Brien, P.P., Abbeyknockmoy to be Vicar Forane of Tuam Deanery.

Very Reverend Conal Canon Eustace, P.P., V.F., Ballinrobe and Kilmaine to be P.P., Vicar Forane, Castlebar.

Very Reverend Gerard Burns, Adm., Clonbur/Cornamóna to be P.P., Clonbur/Cornmóna.

Very Reverend Michael Gormally, P.P., Achill to be P.P., Ballinrobe and Kilmaine.

Very Reverend Raymond Flaherty, Adm., Headford to be P.P. Headford.

Reverend John Murray, C.C., Castlebar to be P.P., Achill.

Reverend Karl Burns, C.C., Westport to be P.P., Mountbellew/Moylough.

Reverend Patrick Burke, C.C., Knock to be C.C., Westport.

Reverend Shane Sullivan, C.C., Tuam to be C.C., Castlebar.

Reverend Nigel Woollen, Knock to be C.C., Knock Parish.

Reverend Yesudas Kodiveetil, Diocese of Alleppey, Kerala, South India to be C.C., Tuam.

Archbishop Michael has announced the following diocesan appointments will take effect from Friday, August 12th due to the recent announcement that Fr. Fintan Monahan is to be appointed Bishop of Killaloe.
  • Very Rev. Francis Mitchell, PP, Roundstone to be diocesan secretary.
  • Rev. Krzysztof Sikora, CC, Achill to be PP, Roundstone.
  • Rev. Eugene O’Boyle, Hospital Chaplain, Castlebar to be CC, Achill.
The hospital chaplaincy in Castlebar will be taken over by the priests of Castlebar parish and they will have some assistance with that.

Congratulations and best wishes to all involved.

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