Bishop John McAreavey, Bishop of Dromore has announced his diocesan changes for 2016. Please see changes below:
Canon F Boyle has retired as P.P., Saval;
Canon G McCrory has retired as P.P., Magheradroll;
Father Colum Wright has resigned as P.P., Aghaderg and Adm., Donaghmore on health grounds; Father Wright will take up another pastoral assignment in the New Year.
Very Rev P J Murray, P.P., Dromore to be pastor emeritus, Dromore;
Very Rev Brian Brown, P.P., Magheralin to be PP, Magheradroll;
Very Rev Conor McConville, C.C., St Peter and St Paul’s parishes, Lurgan, to be P.P., Magheralin and P.P., Dromore; he will assist with school chaplaincies in Lurgan, as well the chaplaincy in Craigavon Area Hospital;
Rev Anthony Corr, C.C., Newry to be PP, Donaghmore and P.P., Aghaderg; he will assist with school chaplaincies in Newry;
Father Mario Jachym (Society of Christ) to be Adm, Saval; he will assist in Newry parish and, when necessary, in the Clonallon pastoral area. The priests of Newry parish will celebrate a Mass in Saval each weekend.
Rev Brendan Kearns, C.C. Kilbroney and Clonallon to be Adm., Kilbroney;
Very Rev Jarlath Cushenan, P.P., Clonduff and Very Rev Gerard Powell, P.P., Tullylish become members of the Cathedral Chapter.
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