Bishop Jim Moriarty has made the following clerical appointments in the diocese. These appointments take effect from September 2008.
Diocesan Appointments 2008
1. Rev. Gregory Corcoran c.c. Portlaoise to c.c. Rhode/Edenderry (resident in Rhode)
2. Rev. Kevin Walsh c.c. Edenderry to c.c. Portlaoise.
3. Rev. Sean Maher c.c. Cathedral Carlow to lecture in Carlow College (resident in Baltinglass)
4. V. Rev. Patrick O’Byrne P.P. Daingean to c.c. Daingean
5. V. Rev. John Stapleton P.P. Killeigh to Adm. Daingean and P.P. Killeigh
6. V. Rev. Brendan Howard c.c. Myshall to P.P. Ballon
7. V. Rev. Edward Whelan P.P. Ballon to c.c. Ballon
8. V. Rev. Joseph Fleming P.P. Clonegal to Adm. Clonegal
9. Rev. Edward Kavanagh c.c. Kilcock to c.c. Mountmellick
10. Rev. Gaspar Habara c.c. Kildare
11. Rev. Paul McNamee c.c. Monasterevin – sabbatical
12. Rev. Paul Dempsey c.c. Kildare – sabbatical
Also for 2008-2009 – Nurney & Kildangan will be the pastoral responsibility of Kildare & Monasterevin parishes.
Indian Priest does duty in Kilcock Parish
Fr. George Augustine is from the Kerala area of India. He is at present studying in Rome. He is assiting Fr PJ Byrne PP in this holiday period before returning to his studies.