Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin Clerical Appointments September 2012

16 Jul 2012

Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin Clerical Appointments September 2012

 Monsignor Brendan Byrne, Diocesan Administrator, has announced the following clerical appointments with effect from September 1st 2012:

  • Monsignor Brendan Byrne PP, Tullow & Diocesan Administrator to retire as PP, Tullow and continue on as Diocesan Administrator
  • V. Rev. Joseph Fleming Adm, Clonegal to be CC, Clonegal
  • V. Rev. Francis McNamara PP, Mountmellick to be CC, Mountmellick
  • V. Rev. Philip O’Shea PP, Myshall retiring
  • V. Rev. Míchéal Murphy, former Rector, Knockbeg College  to be PP Mountmellick
  • Rev. Andy Leahy CC, Tullow to be PP, Tullow
  • Rev. Thomas O’Byrne CC, Emo & Portarlington to be PP, Myshall & Clonegal
  • Rev. John Brickley CC, Naas, Sallins & Two Mile House to be PP, Naas, Sallins & Two Mile House
  • Rev. Brian Kavanagh CC, Allen to be CC, Graiguecullen & Arles
  • Rev. Padraig Shelly, formerly CC Carlow to be CC Tullow
  • Rev. Joseph O’Neill formerly CC Portlaoise to be CC, Bagenalstown
  • Rev. Paddy Byrne CC, Bagenalstown to be CC, Portlaoise
  • Rev. Edward Kavanagh CC, Mountmellick to be CC, Allen
  • Rev. PJ Madden CC, Graiguecullen & Arles to be CC, Naas
  • Rev. Pat Hughes CC, Newbridge to be CC, Emo & Portarlington
  • Rev. James O’Reilly SPS CC, Portlaoise recalled to St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan

Notes to Editors:

– These appointments are effective from 1 September 2012

– The Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin includes County Carlow and parts of Counties Kildare, Laois, Offaly, Kilkenny, Wicklow and Wexford.

– The diocese has a Catholic population of 219,817 in 56 parishes with 117 churches.

– See www.kandle.ie for more information on the diocese

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