Bishop Leo O’Reilly announces diocesan changes for the Diocese of Kilmore

05 Sep 2018

Bishop Leo O’Reilly has issued the following diocesan changes.  These appointments took effect on 4 September 2018 unless otherwise stated:

1. Father Peter McKiernan PP Denn to be PP Crosserlough with effect on 29 September 2018.

2. Father Charlie O’Gorman PP Killinagh-Glangevilin to be CC Cavan and Director of Sacred Music at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Felim, Cavan.

3. Father Donal Kilduff, Chancellor and Diocesan Secretary to be PP Denn in addition.

4. Father John Cooney, PP Kilmainhamwood to be PP VF, Cootehill.

5. Father John Sexton,  Chaplain Saint Clare’s Comprehensive School, Manorhamilton to be temporary Parish Administrator in Kilinagh-Glangevlin in addition.

6. Father Martin Gilcreest, currently on sabbatical leave, to be CC Shercock.

7. Father Gabriel Kelly, Locum Chaplain Cavan, seconded to be appointed Hospital Chaplain in Cavan General Hospital.

8. Father Paul Prior to go on Secondment to the Society of Jesus, Irish Province. 

9. Father Paul Casey, Acting Parish Priest Cootehill, to go on sabbatical leave.

10. Father Loughlain Carolan, CC Virginia, to be Parish Administrator, Killinagh-Glangevlin with effect from 1 December 2018 after his sabbatical leave.

11. Father Rafal Siwek, CC Cavan to go on sabbatical leave.

12. Father Addison Okpeh, CC Shercock to be Parish Priest, Kilmainhamwood.


  • Bishop Leo O’Reilly is Bishop of Kilmore.

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