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Bishop McAreavey announces clerical changes for the Diocese of Dromore

Bishop McAreavey announces clerical changes for the Diocese of Dromore

Bishop John McAreavey, Bishop of Dromore, has announced the following clerical changes in the Diocese of Dromore:

Very Rev Cathal Jordan, P.P., Seagoe, retires, becomes Pastor emeritus,

Very Rev Michael Hackett, P.P., Kilbroney, resigns as parish priest, becomes Pastor emeritus, serving as assistant priest, Newry;

Very Rev Stephen Ferris, P.P., Drumgath, resigns as parish priest and is undertaking further studies at Keele University;

Very Rev Aidan Hamill, P.P., St Peter’s parish, Lurgan, also becomes P.P., St Paul’s parish, Lurgan;

Very Rev John Kearney, Adm., Clonallon, also becomes P.P., Kilbroney;

Very Rev Charles Byrne, P.P, Burren and Mayobridge, also becomes P.P., Drumgath;

Very Rev Michael Maginn, P.P., St Paul’s, Lurgan, to be chaplain, Craigavon Area Hospital and Lurgan Hospital (with the status of PP) and a member of pastoral team in Moyraverty and Seagoe;

Very Rev Patrick J Murray, P.P., Dromore to be P.P., Moyraverty and Seagoe

Very Rev Martin McAlinden, P.P., Moyraverty, to be Diocesan Director of Adult Faith Formation and P.P., Dromore;

Very Rev Peter McNeill, Adm., Drumgooland and Dromara to be P.P., Drumgooland and Dromara;

Rev Brendan Kearns, C.C., Clonallon and (since 2011) Administrator, Kilbroney, to be C.C., Clonallon and Kilbroney, with the authority to administer Kilbroney;

Rev Desmond Mooney, C.C., Moyraverty to be C.C., Moyraverty and Seagoe;

Rev Andrew McMahon, C.C., St Paul’s parish, Lurgan, takes up a pastoral appointment in the diocese of Geraldton, Australia;

Rev Tony Corr, C.C., Seapatrick to be C.C., Newry;

Rev Jusef Wozniak, Society of Christ, to be C.C. St Peter’s parish and St Paul’s parish, Lurgan;

Rev Mario Jachym, Society of Christ, C.C., St Peter’s, Lurgan, to be C.C., St Peter’s parish and St Paul’s parish, Lurgan;

Rev Niall Sheehan, C.C., Newry, on leave of absence due to ill health;

Rev Tom McAteer, C.C., Burren and Mayobridge, also becomes C.C., Drumgath;

Rev Conor McConville, C.C., Newry, to be C.C., St Peter’s parish and St Paul’s parish, Lurgan;

Rev. Stephen Crossan, chaplain Craigavon Area Hospital and C.C., Tullylish to be C.C., Seapatrick

With the exception of a number of appointments that have already taken place, these changes will take effect on Friday, 9 November 2012.

For Media contact: Catholic Communications Office Maynooth: Martin Long 00353 (0) 86 172 7678 and Brenda Drumm 00353 (0) 87 310 4444

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