Diocesan Appointments 2022

Very Rev Canon Liam Devine PP Loughglynn, retires and resides at the Presbytery, Kilmurray, effective 31st July 2022.

Very Rev Michael Breslin PP Ballygar, retires and resides at the Presbytery, Castlecoote, effective 1st October 2022.

Very Rev Glenn Alipoyo Pastoral Leader SS Peter and Paul’s, Athlone, to be PP Loughglynn, effective 31st July 2022.

Very Rev Pravin Dhason PP Oran, to be PP Kilbride in addition to being PP Oran, effective 31st October 2022.

Very Rev Douglas Zaggi CC Roscommon, to be PP Ballygar, effective 1st October 2022.

Rev Innocent Sunu, Diocese of Maiduguri, Nigeria, to be CC SS Peter and Paul’s, Athlone, effective 24th July 2022.

Rev Joseph Wenjeslaus, Diocese of Kottar, India, to be CC St Anne’s-Carraroe, Sligo and Chaplain, Sligo University Hospital, effective 1st June 2022   

Rev Raul Cino, Military Ordinariate of the Philippines, to be CC Roscommon, effective 1st September 2022.

Rev Stan Kardas, Chaplain to the Polish Community, returns to his home diocese, effective 31st May 2022.

Rev Bart Parys SVD, to be Chaplain to the Polish Community, effective 1st June 2022.

Rev Christopher Garrett, newly ordained, to be Deacon, Castlerea, effective 18th September 2022.

Deacon Seamus Talbot, Adm Kilbride Parish, seconded to ministry with Muintir Mhuire (Diocese of Cloyne), effective 31st October 2022.

I am very grateful to all who are completing assignments in the Diocese for the generosity of their service.  I want to express a particular word of thanks to Canon Liam Devine and Fr. Michael Breslin, for their years of ministry as priests of the Diocese – Canon Liam for 52 years and Fr Michael for 50 years – and for the generous witness of their priestly lives throughout that time.  

We thank God for the diaconate ordination of Chris Garrett on 17th September last. Please keep Chris in your prayers as he prepares to take this next step on his journey to priesthood.

I wish God’s blessing on those who are moving to new places and new missions, that the Holy Spirit may bring fruitfulness to their work.

Bishop Kevin