Killaloe Diocesan Clergy Appointments July 2022

Published on July 20, 2022

In the past week Bishop Fintan announced this year’s Diocesan changes which
take effect from Friday 26th August.
Fr. John Bane, Co-PP, Ceantar na Lochanna Pastoral Area, resident in Broadford retired in
January 2022 now living in Clarecastle and offering pastoral assistance in the Abbey Pastoral
Area.
Fr. Martin O’Brien, Cuan an Chláir, Ennis, to be priest in residence, Tulla and offer pastoral
assistance to Ceantar na Lochanna Pastoral Area.
Fr. Willie McCormack, Co-PP, Odhrán Pastoral Area to remain in Puckane and become AP in
November.
Fr. Des Hillery, VG, VF Odhrán Pastoral area, resident in Nenagh to go on Sabbatical returning for
an appointment in the diocese early in the New Year.
Fr. Pat Gilbert, returning from leave of absence be Co-PP in Odhrán Pastoral area and VF and to
reside in Nenagh.
Fr. Michael Casey, Co-PP to become VF of Cois Farraige Pastoral area in place of Fr. Gerry
Kenny who continues as Co-PP.
Fr. Michael Harding, Co-PP, Cronan Pastoral Area, resident in Roscrea to go on sabbatical leave
for one year.
Fr. Pat Treacy, Co-PP, Cronan Pastoral Area, resident in Roscrea to go on sabbatical leave for
one year.
Fr. John Molloy, Co-PP, Ollatrim Pastoral Area, resident in Toomevara to be Co-PP Cronan
Pastoral Area, resident in Roscrea and VF.
Fr. Francis Xavier Kochuveettil, CC, Tradaree Pastoral Area, resident in Shannon to be Co-PP,
Ollatrim Pastoral Area to be resident in Toomevara.
Fr. Antun Pasilic, newly ordained, resident in Cathedral House, Ennis to be CC, Cronan Pastoral
Area, resident in Roscrea.
Fr. Martin Blake returning from leave of absence to be Co-PP, Pro-tem in Abbey Pastoral Area,
residing in Cathedral House, Ennis.
Fr. Michael Collins, Co-PP Tradaree Pastoral Area, resident in Newmarket-on-Fergus to become
VF for the Pastoral Area and to offer Catechetical assistance to complement the work of Fr. Harry
Bohan in Sixmilebridge Parish.
Ann Marie Custy, appointed to Abbey Pastoral Area to support Sacramental Preparation Process
with specific responsibility in Doora Barefield Parish.
Bernadette Daniels. Appointment to Abbey Pastoral Area to the Ministry of Pastoral Care Ministry
in Clarecastle Parish & Carrigoran Nursing Home and to support development of the Bedford Row
Project in Ennis.
Joe Hensey. Appointed Catechist to Abbey Pastoral Area with specific responsibility for Ministry to
couples preparing for marriage in Doora Barefield Parish.
Gerard Lynch. Appointed to the Adult Faith Development team of the Diocese of Killaloe to
develop and facilitate faith development approaches for adults across the Diocese.
At this time of change and new beginnings, please keep our priests and Lay Ministries in your
prayers.