In this years Diocesan changes, we welcome back Fr. Martin Blake as co-pp in the Abbey Pastoral Area. Fr. Martin will reside in the Cathedral House. We wish every blessing to Fr. Antun who has received his first appointment as a priest in our Diocese. Fr. Antun will be a curate in the Cronan Pastoral Area, residing in Roscrea. We also wish every blessing to former Ennis curate Fr. John Molloy who moves from Toomevara to Roscrea, and to Ennis native Fr. Michael Collins, who becomes the Vicar Forane of the Tradaree Pastoral Area.
Four pastoral workers from the Abbey Pastoral Area who were commissioned at the Chrism Mass this year have received appointments in our Pastoral Area. Anne Marie Custy has been appointed Catechist to support Sacramental Preparation with specific responsibility in Doora Barefield parish. Bernadette Daniels has been appointed to Pastoral Care Ministry in Clarecastle parish and Carrigoran Nursing Home, and to support the development of the Bedford Row Project in Ennis. Joy Hensey has been appointed Catechist with specific responsibility for ministry to couples preparing for marriage in Doora Barefield parish. Gerard Lynch has been appointed Catechist to work as part of the Adult Faith Development Team of the Diocese of Killaloe.
The appointments take effect from Friday 26th August.