Archbishop Eamon Martin announces clerical appointments for the Archdiocese of Armagh

01 Oct 2020

Archbishop Eamon Martin today announced the following clergy appointments for the Archdiocese of Armagh, which will take effect from 3 October 2020:

  • V Rev Canon Michael Crawley, PE, AP, to retire
  • V Rev Fergus Breslan, AP, to retire
  • V Rev Peter Kerr, PE, AP, to retire
  • V Rev Seán McEvoy, PP, to retire from pastoral ministry and undertake a period of leave to explore hermitical life
  • V Rev Eamonn McCamley, PP, Keady and Derrynoose, returning from leave of absence, to be available for supply cover
  • V Rev Dean Kevin Donaghy, PP, VG, Dungannon, also to be Adm (pro tem), Moy (Clonfeacle) and Adm (pro tem), Eglish
  • V Rev Aidan Murphy, PP, Mullaghbawn (Forkhill), to be PE, AP, St Peter’s, Drogheda
  • V Rev Seán McCartan, Chaplain to the Irish Defence Forces, also to be priest-in residence, Collon, assisting in the Parish of Ardee & Collon
  • V Rev John Connolly, PP, Moy (Clonfeacle) and Adm, Eglish, to take sabbatical leave
  • Rev Linos Dube, CC, St Peter’s, Drogheda, to return to his diocese in Zimbabwe
  • V Rev Cathal Deveney, Adm, Aghaloo, to be PP, Aghaloo
  • V Rev John McKeever, Adm, Keady & Derrynoose, to be PP, Keady & Derrynoose
  • Rev Brian White, AP, Keady & Derrynoose, to be CC, Dungannon (Drumglass, Killyman & Tullyniskin)
  • Rev Magnus Ogbonna, MSP, CC, St Patrick’s, Dundalk, to be PP, Carlingford & Omeath
  • Rev Emlyn McGinn, CC, Cookstown (Desertcreight & Derryloran), to be PP, Mullaghbawn (Forkhill)
  • Rev Ryan McAleer to complete postgraduate studies in theology
  • Rev Michael Darko, AP, Dún Dealgan/Peninsula Pastoral Areas, to be CC, St Patrick’s, Dundalk
  • Rev Aidan McCann, CC, Haggardstown & Blackrock, to be CC, Keady & Derrynoose
  • Rev Brian Slater, CC, Ardee & Collon, to be CC, Cookstown (Desertcreight & Derryloran)
  • Rev Milan Tomaga, CC, Dungannon (Drumglass, Killyman & Tullyniskin), to return to his diocese in Slovakia
  • Rev Emmanuel Fasakin, MSP, to be CC, Cathedral Parish, Armagh

Commenting on the appointments, Archbishop Eamon said, “I sincerely thank the priests and deacons of the Archdiocese for their continued ministry and service, and I wish well those who are taking up these new appointments. I also thank the people of the Archdiocese of Armagh for their ongoing prayers and support for their clergy.”

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