Derry Diocese announces 2022 clerical changes for Derry, Donegal & Tyrone

The Diocese of Derry has announced numerous clerical changes are to implemented at parishes across Counties Derry, Donegal and Tyrone.

Priests who are moving will celebrate Mass in their new parishes next weekend on 27 / 28 August.

Therefore, this weekend will be the last weekend in which they celebrate Mass in their existing parishes.

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The changes are as follows:

St Eugene’s Cathedral. Photo: George Sweeney. DER2135GS – 042

Rev David O’Kane, PP Claudy, to be, in addition, Vicar Forane for the Derry City Deanery

Rev Brian Donnelly, PP Newtownstewart and Plumbridge, to be in addition Adm Gortin and Greencastle

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Rev Pat O’Hagan, PP Moville, to be PP Ballyscullion, and Adm Lavey and Greenlough, and Diocesan Vocations Director

Rev Brendan Crowley, PP Errigal, to be in addition Adm Kilrea

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The Most Reverend Bishop Donal McKeown. DER0517GS011

Rev Edward Gallagher, PP Gortin and Greencastle, to be PP Moville

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Rev Joseph Gormley, PP Creggan, to be PP Holy Family, Ballymagroarty

Rev John McDevitt, PP Steelstown, to be in addition Adm Culmore

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Rev Gerard Mongan, CC Three Patrons, to be Adm Long Tower

Rev Daniel McFaul, CC Creggan, to be PP Creggan

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Rev Eamon Graham, PP Lavey and Greenlough, to be CC Ballyscullion, Lavey and Greenlough

Rev Patrick Baker, Adm Long Tower, to be CC Burt, Inch & Fahan, and Buncrana

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Rev Dermott Harkin, CC Lavey and Greenlough, to be CC Errigal and Kilrea

Rev Roland Colhoun, CC Newtownstewart and Plumbridge, to be in addition CC Gortin and Greencastle

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Rev Patrick Lagan, CC St Eugene’s Cathedral, to be CC Waterside and Strathfoyle

Rev Sean O’Donnell, CC Waterside and Strathfoyle, to be CC Three Patrons

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Rev Ignacy Saniuta, CC St Eugene’s Cathedral, to be CC Creggan

Rev Roni Zacharias, CC Waterside and Strathfoyle, to be CC St Eugene’s Cathedral

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Rev Joshy Parokkaran, CC Three Patrons, to be CC Waterside and Strathfoyle, in addition to his appointment with the Syro-Malabar Church

Rev Joseph Varghese, on loan from the Archeparchy of Changanacherry, to be CC Dungiven

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Rev Michael McCaul, Deacon Cappagh, to be Deacon St Eugene’s Cathedral

Rev Colum Clerkin, PP Culmore, to retire

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Mgr Andrew Dolan, PP Ballyscullion, to retire