After nearly ten years of ministering in parishes in this area, in Ayrfield, Donaghmede, Edenmore and Grange Park, the Archbishop has kindly appointed me as team assistant to the parishes of Edenmore and Grange Park, as of the 8th of July next.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your kindness, support, and your prayers during my time as parish priest.
Over the years I have met many wonderful, kind, and generous people, clergy, and laity, who have supported me personally and the work of the church in so many different ways in the parishes and in our excellent schools. I have crossed paths with people, of great faith and deep commitment, who have inspired and guided me in my priesthood and my ministry.
It has been a great privilege and honour to have accompanied people in the daily celebration of the Eucharist and in those moments of great significance in their lives and in the celebration of occasions, joyful and sorrowful, which comes the way of everyone in life.
May I ask for your continued prayers for the new parish teams, for Fr. Cyril Mangan, Fr. Declan Blake and for the partnership of parishes, Raheny, Grange Park, Donaghmede, Ayrfield and Edenmore. Please keep Fr Paul Callan in your prayers, he will be taking up a new appointment in Dundrum in July.
Wishing God’s blessing on you all and entrusting you to the care of Our Blessed Lady.