The triennial appointments in the Franciscan Province have just been announced and the personnel changes in the Ennis Friary are:
The new Guardian is Paschal McDonnell.
Friars Joe MacMahon, Cletus Noone, Elzear O’Brien and Philip Lane will remain in Ennis.
Friars Frank McGrath and Adrian Peelo are moving to Galway to form part of a new initiative there. Nicholas Shanahan will be reassigned later.
The new friars joining the community are Ailbe Ó Murchú and Damian Casey. Damian will be ordained deacon next month and will minister in Ennis parish under the guidance of Fr Tom Ryan.
We congratulate Paschal on his appointment as Guardian and express our gratitude to Frank and Adrian and wish them every blessing as they leave us. We welcome Ailbe and Damian and assure them that they will be blessed to be living in such a beautiful part of the country among God’s own people.