Diocesan Appointments 2024

Bishop Kevin has made the following appointments:

Vocations: (Effective April 1st)

A new Vocations Team has been appointed, comprising: Fr. Pat Lombard, Fr. Chris Garrett, Fr Raul Cino.

Athlone / Athleague / Cathedral: 

Fr. Innocent Sunu (CC Athlone) will be Curate at St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish, Sligo, effective 1st August 2024.

Fr. Christopher Edebianga (PP Athleague) will be Curate at St Peter and Paul Athlone, effective 1st August 2024.

Fr. Michael Hickey (CC in Drum, Athlone) will be returning to his Congregation, the Spiritans (Holy Ghost Fathers) at the end of August 2024.

Knockcroghery / Athleague: 

Fr. Ray Milton will be Administrator of Athleague, in addition to his present responsibilities, effective 1st August 2024.

Fr. Joseph Ali will be priest in residence in Athleague and shared curate between Knockcroghery and Athleague, effective 1st August 2024.

Oran / Kilbride / Cathedral: 

Fr. Pravin Dhason has resigned as PP Oran and PP Kilbride and has been granted a period of study leave from 31st August until 31st July 2025.

Fr. Victor Samugana (CC Cathedral Parish) will be Parish Priest of Oran and Parish Priest of Kilbride, effective 31st August 2024.

I am very grateful to all the priests who have generously agreed to accept these changes and I wish them every blessing as they take up their new assignments. I take this opportunity to thank Fr. Michael Hickey CSSp who has served generously in the Parish of Saints Peter and Paul, Athlone for seven years, and well beyond the normal age of retirement. The appointment of a new Vocations team is a timely reminder that the provision of priests for the future requires that we all encourage vocations to the priesthood among our own parishioners now and that we actively accompany all those who are engaged in discerning the call of God in their lives.

+Kevin Doran
Bishop of Elphin 
Apostolic Administrator of Achonry 
4th July 2024