News archive 2009

Bishop John Fleming, Bishop of Killala, announces diocesan changes for the Diocese of Killlala

PRESS RELEASE
21 August 2009

Bishop John Fleming, Bishop of Killala, announces diocesan changes for the Diocese of Killala

–  Very Reverend Chris Ginnelly to be Parish Priest of Ballycroy.
–  Very Reverend Gerard O’Donnell to be Co-Pastor, Parish of Kiltane.
–  Very Reverend Martin Barrett to undertake further studies in canon law at St Paul’s University,
Ottowa, Canada.
–  Very Reverend Michael Cawley to take sick leave.
–  Reverend Dr Michael Gilroy, Academic Director, Newman Institute to be also Curate
pro. tem Parish of Kilmoremoy.
–  Reverend Alan Munnelly to be Curate pro.tem Parish of Backs.
–  Reverend Martin Henry, Curate in the parish of Kilmoremoy to return to the Diocese of Achonry.

On announcing the changes, Bishop Fleming said: “I wish all the priests concerned well on taking up their new responsibilities.”

Notes to editors
  • The Catholic population of the Diocese of Killala is 40,887.  There are 22 parishes and 48 churches in the diocese.
  • The Patron Saint of Killala is St Muredach
  • The diocesan website is www.killaladiocese.org
Further information:
Martin Long, Director of Communications 086 172 7678

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