Clerical changes in Raphoe diocese revealed

Alan McGuckian, Bishop of Raphoe.

THE NEW Bishop of Raphoe Alan McGuckian has announced a major reshuffle of clerical positions in the diocese.

In a statement released by the Diocesan Secretary, Fr Michael McKeever, it was revealed that Fr Gerard Cunningham, CC, Fintown and Administrator in the Glenties has been appointed the Parish Priest in the Glenties (Iniskeel).


Fr Donnchadh Ó Baoill, CC in Cnoc Fola is moving to become CC in Fintown. Canon Michael Herrity, the Parish Priest in Annagry is moving to become the Pastor Emeritus, AP Cnoc Fola.

Fr Nigel Ó Gallchóir, CC in Dungloe is taking up the position of Parish Priest in Annagry.

As was previously reported Monsignor Kevin Gillespie has returned from Rome, where he was Congregation for the Clergy as well as Papal Master of Ceremonies for Pope Francis, and he will take up the position of CC for Conwal ad Leck. He will replace Fr Eamonn McLaughlin, from Downings, who will take up the role of Congregation for the Clergy in Rome.

Fr Adrian Gavigan, CC, Milford and Kerrykeel has been moved to become CC of the Parish of Templecrone (Dungloe) with residence in Leitirmacaward. Fr Rory Brady, resident in Conwal and Leck will become CC in Milford and Kerrykeel.

Fr John Joe Duffy, CC in Stranorlar is moving to become CC in Cresslough. Fr Lukasz Przewislik, SChr, Polish Chaplaincy, Archdiocese of Dublin is to become CC in Stranorlar and Chaplain to the Polish Community in the Diocese of Raphoe.

Meanwhile Fr Morty O’Shea, solt, CC, Leitirmacaward and Doochary is moving to become CC in Ardaghey (Inver).

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