Bishop Crean has accepted the resignation from office of V. Rev Liam Kelleher and Rev. Kevin Mulcahy. He has made the following appointments:
Rev Thomas Lane returning from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Maryland, USA to be priest- in -Residence Mitchelstown, while continuing research and writing. Rev Danny Murphy returns from Director of National Liturgy Institute to serve as co-ordinator of the Diocesan Mission and Ministry Team to reside in Carrigtwohill.
- V. John McCarthy returning from Sabbatical leave to be CC Mallow. Rev. Paul Bennett returning from Chaplaincy at Knock Shrine to be CC Cobh.
Rev. Deacon James Sheehan, Newmarket to assist in Kanturk Parish.
Bishop Crean has said the following: I, as Bishop, and the people of the diocese are deeply indebted to our priests for their generosity of spirit and commitment.
We are grateful to God for the ministry of Fr. Liam Kelleher and Fr Kevin Mulcahy in the various parishes in which they served. We pray the blessing of contentment on them after many years of ministry.