Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry, has announced the clerical changes in the Diocese of Derry. These changes will take effect on 9 September and are as follows:

  • Fr Eamon Graham, Adm Long Tower, to be PP Lavey and PP Greenlough, residing in Lavey;
  • Fr Aidan Mullan, CC St. Eugene’s Cathedral, to be Adm Long Tower;
  • Fr Noel McDermott, CC Faughanvale, to be PP Faughanvale;
  • Fr Brendan Crowley, CC Burt Inch & Fahan, to be PP Errigal;
  • Fr James McGrory, CC Culdaff and Clonmany, to be PP Coleraine;
  • Fr Patsy Mullan, retiring as PP Faughanvale, to be CC Faughanvale;
  • Fr Charles Keaney PP Coleraine, to take a twelve-month sabbatical, before new appointment in September 2017;
  • Fr Fintan Diggin to be CC Burt, Inch & Fahan;
  • Fr Eugene Hasson, PP Lavey and Greenlough, to be CC Omagh (Drumragh);
  • Fr Karl Haan, CC Errigal, to be CC Clonmany and Culdaff, residing at Culdaff;
  • Fr Paul Fraser, CC Creggan, to be, in addition, Director of the Diocesan Pastoral Centre;
  • Fr Dermott McGirr, CC Omagh (Drumragh), to be CC Ballinascreen and Desertmartin, residing at Desertmartin;
  • Fr Peter O’Kane, Director of Diocesan Pastoral Centre, to enter the novitiate of the Dominican Order;
  • Fr Brendan Collins CC Long Tower, to take a twelve-month period of sabbatical leave from ministry, before his next appointment in 2017;
  • Fr Micheál McGavigan, CC The Three Patrons, to undertake further studies in Canon Law at the Catholic University of America, Washington DC;
  • Fr Christopher McDermott, newly ordained, to be CC St. Eugene’s Cathedral;
  • Rev. Malachy Gallagher, newly ordained Deacon, to Parish of Templemore

ENDS