Friday, June 14, 2024

Popular Tipperary priest becomes an Irish citizen

Irish citizen! – Nenagh Parish

Nenagh parish were delighted to announce this week that Fr Rexon Chullickal officially became an Irish citizen at a ceremony at the INEC in Killarney, Co Kerry on Monday 10 June 2024.

Ordained to the priesthood in 1999, Fr Rexon remained in his native Kerala province in southwestern India until the end of 2017. When he arrived in Nenagh in July 2018, Fr Rexon immediately endeared himself to the people of Nenagh and the surrounding parishes.

Nenagh Co-PP, Fr Pat Gilbert commented: ‘Fr Rexon has been a wonderful support to me since I came to Nenagh Parish in the summer of 2022. His dedication to the priestly life, his sense of spirituality and dedication to his faith, is an inspiration to all his brother priests. We are delighted he has chosen to become an Irish citizen.’

Nenagh Parish Pastoral Council Chairperson, Dr Conor Reidy, congratulated and thanked Fr Rexon for his decision to become an Irish citizen: ‘Sometimes a person comes along and their sense of calm, their warmth, their presence, is infectious. Fr Rexon is one such person. Wherever you go across the Ódhran Pastoral Area parishes, he is beloved by the people. Whether he is welcoming someone into the world at a Baptism, or ministering over their final journey, his devotion to people is something special. It is our great honour that he has decided to become an Irish citizen.’