The Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin has announced clerical appointments which are to come into effect on September 4th.
There are 15 appointments, in all.
Bishop Nulty says “These have been a very difficult few months on all of us, our parishes, our families and personally; none more so than our priests serving at the frontline of parish duty. As we are emerging gently out of lockdown, celebrating Masses with limited congregations reminds us we have to learn to live alongside the Covid-19 virus."
The diocesan appointments are as follows:
Father Ruairí Ó’Domhnaill Adm. Cathedral to become PP Newbridge in succession to Father Paul Dempsey, Bishop Elect of Achonry
Father Liam Morgan PP Naas, Sallins, Two Mile House to become VF Kildare & Leighlin North Deanery, retaining responsibility for Parish Renewal & Development
Father Seán Conlon PP Ballinakill to become PE CC Ballinakill, Abbeyleix & Raheen
Father Adrian Carbery PP Kildare to become PE CC Kildare
Father Eddie Kavanagh PP Balyna to retire
Father Paddy Byrne PP Abbeyleix & Raheen to become also PP Ballinakill
Father Andy Leahy PP Tullow to become PP Kildare
Father Seán Maher CC Naas, Sallins, Two Mile House to become PP Balyna and Diocesan Scripture Resource Person
Father Thomas O’Byrne PP Myshall & Clonegal to become Adm. Cathedral & to assist at Bishop’s House
Father Brian Maguire SPS CC Cathedral to become PP Tullow
Father Pat Hughes CC Emo & Portarlington to become PP Myshall & Clonegal
Father Joe O’Neill who was on loan to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to become CC Emo & Portarlington
Father Gaspar Habara SVD CC Kildare to become CC Cathedral
Father Yanbo Chen SVD to reside in Cathedral Presbytery and to assist in the wider area
Father Robert Petrisor (Archdiocese of Bucharest, Romania) to become CC Naas, Sallins, Two-Mile-House