Most Rev. Martin Hayes, Bishop of Kilmore, announces the following diocesan appointments, effective from 1st September 2023:
- Very Rev. Fr. John Cusack C.C. Ballinamore-Drumreilly Lower to retire and reside in Lavey.
- Very Rev. Fr. Anthony Fagan P.P. Knockbride to retire and reside in Bailieborough.
- Very Rev. Fr. Charles O’Gorman P.P. Killeshandra-Arva to be P.P. of Knockbride.
- Very Rev. Fr. Donal Kilduff P.P. Denn (Crosskeys) to complete his term as Chancellor, Diocesan Secretary and Diocesan Communications Officer.
- Very Rev Fr. Gabriel Kelly, Chaplain to Cavan General Hospital to be Parish Priest Kilmainhamwood-Moybologue and Chancellor of Kilmore Diocese.
- Very Rev. Fr. Paul Prior P.P in addition to being Parish Priest of Mullagh & Cross to be Diocesan Secretary.
- Very Rev. Fr. Andrew Tully, P.P Lavey to be P.P. of Killeshandra-Arva.
- Very Rev. Fr. Darragh Connolly P.P. in addition to being Parish Priest of Killinkere to be Diocesan Communications Officer.
- Rev. Fr Peter Okpetu MSP, C.C. Cathedral Presbytery, Cavan to be P.P. Lavey.
We pray in thanksgiving for the calling of priesthood. We pray for all our priests; for those who have retired after years of faithful ministry and service to the Diocese of Kilmore as well as for those who take up new appointments among and together with us as the People of God. We give thanks for the vocation of each person, those who participate in the life of our parish communities and all those people called to leadership in the service of the mission of the Diocese of Kilmore. In this Year of Prayer for Vocations to the Diocesan Priesthood we pray, in the light of the ongoing need for priests, that the life, integrity and authenticity of the calling of priesthood may continue to be celebrated among us with the help of the Good Lord.
Yours in Christ.
+ Martin Hayes
Bishop of Kilmore