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Seven new parish priests appointed in Killaloe Diocese

Bishop of Killaloe Kieran O’Reilly has appointed seven new parish priests in the diocese. The new appointments will take effect from September 5. Fr Tom Hogan, administrator in Ennis, will be parish parish in Ennis while Fr Joe McMahon, president of St Flannan’s College, has been appointed parish priest pro-tem in Scariff, Feakle, Killanena and Flagmount. Fr John Molloy is returning from mission work in Ecuador to take up the role of parish priest of Tomevara. Fr Pat Treacy and Fr Michael Harding will be co-parish priests of the combined parishes of Roscrea, Bournea, Kyle and Knock. During the past year Fr Tom McGrath, MHM, was appointed acting parish priest in succession to the late Fr John Kelly and he will remain as parish priest of Kilmurry McMahon. Similarly, Fr Seamus Nohilly, SMA, was appointed to the team of priests in Imeall Borine parishes and he is to be priest in residence in Tubber. Fr Tom Corbett, parish priest of …

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Bishop to announce diocesan changes

The annual appointments for the Diocese of Killaloe will be formally announced by Bishop Kieran O’Reilly on this Thursday. The appointments relate to clergy and pastoral workers and take effect from Friday, September 5. At present there are 82 priests serving in full-time parish ministry in the Diocese of Killaloe. Four Killaloe priests are engaged in full-time school chaplaincy, teaching and other pastoral work throughout Ireland. Additionally, three Killaloe priests serve overseas in various ministries, while 13 Killaloe priests are fully retired from active ministry. The diocese benefits from the service of seven priests from other dioceses or religious congregations serving as priests in parishes of the diocese. The diocese also benefits from the ministry of the clergy based at the Franciscan Friary in Ennis and the Cistercian Monastery at Mount St Joseph’s, Roscrea. One student is studying for priesthood for the Diocese of Killaloe, at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. The Catholic population of the diocese is around 127,000.

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