Posted on 21. Aug, 2013
21st AUGUST 2013
DOWN AND CONNOR CLERICAL APPOINTMENTS
Having considered the pastoral needs of the people of the Diocese, Bishop Noel Treanor has made the following appointments which will take effect as of Thursday 22nd August:
Fr Liam Blayney SPS To be Administrator of Dunloy and Cloughmills
Fr Aidan Brankin PP Dunloy, to be PP St Oliver Plunkett’s Parish
Fr Colin Crossey Assistant Priest Holy Family Parish, to be Chaplain RVH
Fr Colm Curran To be “Priest in Residence” Crumlin pro tempore
Fr Vincent Cushnahan Assistant Priest Parish of the Nativity to pursue Licenciate studies in Canon Law at St Paul’s University, Ottawa, Canada.
Fr Ciaran Dallat PP Sacred Heart Parish, to be Assistant Priest in St Peter’s Parish & Cathedral.
Fr Patrick Devlin PP St Vincent de Paul, also to be Chaplain with Deaf persons
Fr Robert Fleck PP Dunsford and Ardglass, to be PP Dundrum
Fr Patrick McCafferty Chaplaincy team, Ulster Hospital, Dundonald
Fr Gerard McCloskey Administrator Holy Family Parish, to be PP Dunsford and Ardglass
Fr Thomas McGlynn Chaplain RVH to take a sabbatical semester leave for study
Fr Martin Magill PP St Oliver Plunkett’s Parish, to be PP Sacred Heart Parish
Fr Patrick Neeson To be PP Ardkeen (Kircubbin)
Fr Peter Owens PP St Agnes, also to be Episcopal Vicar for Safeguarding
Fr Brendan Smyth Assistant Priest Glenavy and Crumlin, to be PP Holy Trinity Parish
Fr Paul Strain PP St John’s Parish, to be Administrator of Holy Family Parish
Assistant Priest Holy Family Parish “appointment pending”
Fr Liam Toland Assistant Priest Ballymena, to be PP St John’s Parish
Together with Bishops Farquhar and McKeown, I should like to record my thanks once again to all our priest colleagues affected by these appointments. We thank them for their cooperation. We wish them God’s blessing, good health and fulfilment in their new appointments.