Archdiocese of Tuam announces diocesan appointments for 2016

9 May, 2016 | News

The Archbishop of Tuam, Most Reverend Michael Neary, has made the following diocesan changes which will take effect on Friday, 15 July, 2016:

  • Very Reverend Pádraig Canon O’Connor, P.P., Mountbellew, to retire.
  • Very Reverend John Canon Cogrove, P.P., Castlebar to retire.
  • Very Reverend Patrick Gilligan, P.P., Cong, to be Vicar Forane of Ballinrobe Deanery.
  • Very Reverend Joseph Canon O’Brien, P.P., Abbeyknockmoy to be Vicar Forane of Tuam Deanery.
  • Very Reverend Conal Canon Eustace, P.P., V.F., Ballinrobe and Kilmaine to be P.P., Vicar Forane, Castlebar.
  • Very Reverend Gerard Burns, Adm., Clonbur/Cornamóna to be P.P., Clonbur/Cornmóna.
  • Very Reverend Michael Gormally, P.P., Achill to be P.P., Ballinrobe and Kilmaine.
  • Very Reverend Raymond Flaherty, Adm., Headford to be P.P. Headford.
  • Reverend John Murray, C.C., Castlebar to be P.P., Achill.
  • Reverend Karl Burns, C.C., Westport to be P.P., Mountbellew/Moylough.
  • Reverend Patrick Burke, C.C., Knock to be C.C., Westport.
  • Reverend Shane Sullivan, C.C., Tuam to be C.C., Castlebar.
  • Reverend Nigel Woollen, Knock to be C.C., Knock Parish.
  • Reverend Yesudas Kodiveetil, Diocese of Alleppey, Kerala, South India to be C.C., Tuam.

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