Saturday, September 10, 2016

Diocese of Derry - Clerical Appointments 2016

 Clerical Changes 2016

Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry has announced the following clerical changes, effective on 9th September 2016:

Fr Eamon Graham, Adm Long Tower, to be PP Lavey and PP Greenlough, residing in Lavey;

Fr Aidan Mullan, CC St. Eugene’s Cathedral, to be Adm Long Tower;

Fr Noel McDermott, CC Faughanvale, to be PP Faughanvale;

Fr Brendan Crowley, CC Burt Inch & Fahan, to be PP Errigal;

Fr James McGrory, CC Culdaff and Clonmany, to be PP Coleraine;

Fr Patsy Mullan, retiring as PP Faughanvale, to be CC Faughanvale;

Fr Charles Keaney PP Coleraine, to take a twelve-month sabbatical, before new appointment in September 2017;

Fr Fintan Diggin to be CC Burt, Inch & Fahan;

Fr Eugene Hasson, PP Lavey and Greenlough, to be CC Omagh (Drumragh);

Fr Karl Haan, CC Errigal, to be CC Clonmany and Culdaff, residing at Culdaff;

Fr Paul Fraser, CC Creggan, to be, in addition, Director of the Diocesan Pastoral Centre;

Fr Dermott McGirr, CC Omagh (Drumragh), to be CC Ballinascreen and Desertmartin, residing at Desertmartin;

Fr Peter O’Kane, Director of Diocesan Pastoral Centre, to enter the novitiate of the Dominican Order;

Fr Brendan Collins CC Long Tower, to take a twelve-month period of sabbatical leave from ministry, before his next appointment in 2017;

Fr Micheál McGavigan, CC The Three Patrons, to undertake further studies in Canon Law at the Catholic University of America, Washington DC;

Fr Christopher McDermott, newly ordained, to be CC St. Eugene’s Cathedral;

Rev. Malachy Gallagher, newly ordained Deacon, to Parish of Templemore.

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