Bishop Noël Treanor has announced the Down & Connor Diocesan appointments for 2022.

Commenting on the appointments Bishop Noël Treanor said, “I would like to record my thanks to all involved in and affected by these appointments for their co-operation and I wish them God’s blessing, good health and fulfilment in their respective ministries.

“On behalf of the faithful of the diocese, and the bishops with whom they have served, I extend my heartfelt thanks to the Very Rev Monsignor Patrick Delargy, the Very Rev Austin McGirr and the Very Rev Dermot McKay who have relinquished the office of Parish Priest after many years of ministry and fruitful service. With the people of our diocese, I am very grateful to them for their willingness to be of continued pastoral service to the diocese.”

Bishop Noël Treanor went on to say, “My thanks and best wishes also go to Rev Aloysius Lumala who has served within Down and Connor for 10 years while pursuing post-graduate studies in St Mary’s University College, Belfast, and St Patrick’s Pontifical University Maynooth and who now returns to his native Diocese of Kampala, Uganda.

“‘The Harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to his harvest.’ (Luke 10:2) As the clergy of the diocese take up these new appointments and as they continue to serve the sacramental and pastoral needs throughout the diocese, I commend us all to continue to pray for vocations.”

To read the full list of appointments for the Diocese of Down & Connor, click here.

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