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Killaloe Diocesan Appointments- Summer 2019

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appointmentsBishop Fintan Monahan announces the Diocesan Appointments for the Diocese of Killaloe, Summer, 2019


After the large number of changes in 2018 with the recent restructuring and further implementation of the diocesan plan – the number of appointments are less numerous this year and are as follows:


  • Fr. Michael Sheedy, Kilrush to remain in Kilrush as Assistant Pastor

Críocha Callan Pastoral Area

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Callan Cluster We are in a time of huge transition in our Parishes.

The next few years are going to bring enormous change. As communities we need to begin planning for these changes.

As part of this planning our area has been re-configured to include the Parishes of Kilmurry Ibrickane (Mullagh), Miltown Malbay, Inagh/Kilnamona & Kilmaley.

In this area known as Críocha

Ministry of Catechist in the Diocese- Why this New Ministry?

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catechistIn 21st century Ireland the rapidity and enormity of change increases all the time and especially in the life of our Church.

Traditionally, faith has been passed on to future generations through our Catholic Schools. This work can no longer be carried by the schools on their own. the new “Grow in Love” programme envisages Home, School and Parish working

Ministry of Pastoral Care in the Diocese- Why this New Ministry?

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Pastoral CareIn our experience of parish life, the Ministry of Pastoral Care is provided by a Priest or, in some parishes, a religious sister.

Their visits in hospitals and homes at times of bereavement or illness, bring the care and compassion of Christ and of the Christian Community to individuals and families at critical times in their lives.

The Ministry of

V. Rev James Minogue

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ripThe death has occurred of Fr James Minogue, Retired Parish Priest of Castleconnell, Co. Limerick in Milford Nursing Home, Limerick

 Born on January 25th 1925

Fr James was a native of Bodyke, Co. Clare and was a priest of the Diocese of Killaloe for 67 years.

He was a past pupil of St Flannan’s College, Ennis.

He studied for

Ordination of Martin Shanahan

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fr-martin-shanahanThe Ordination of Martin Shanahan, Quilty by Bishop Fintan Monahan will take place in St. Mary’s Church Mullagh on Sunday 3rd June at 3 p.m.

Fr. Martin will celebrate his First Mass of Thanksgiving in the Star of the Sea Church, Quilty on Monday 4th June at 7 p.m.

We ask you to remember Martin in your prayers at this

New Principal for St. Flannan’s Diocesan College

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Fr. McCormackBishop Fintan Monahan has appointed Fr. Ignatius McCormack as principal of St. Flannan’s Diocesan College in Ennis Co. Clare following approval by the College Trustees earlier today. The appointment takes effect on the 1st September 2017 when the current Principal, Ms. Carmel Honan, takes up a new appointment as Principal of Glenstal Abbey School in Murroe, Co. Limerick.


Safeguarding in our Diocese & Parish

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safeguarding-childrenThe Diocese has introduced Child Friendly safeguarding leaflets and a poster, which can be found in the Porches of the Churches.

The Church has a sacred obligation to ensure that children are welcomed, cherished and protected in a manner consistent with their central place in the life of the Church.

Our Parish Safeguarding representatives are Frances Connellan, John McMahon

Parish Pastoral Council

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Parish council Our Pastoral Plan “Builders of Hope” envisions people & clergy working together so as to enhance the Church in our place at the present time.

One of the ways in which this is carried out is through the work of Parish Pastoral Councils.

This is a group of interested people and clergy working together to look at our present situation

Kilmaley – Inagh Group Water Scheme

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Kilmaley-Inagh GWS was founded in 1973 with the aim of providing a water
supply to the rural homes in the Kilmaley and Inagh parishes. Originally
designed for 800 homes the scheme has evolved over the years to become the
largest group water scheme in Ireland and now serves in excess of 2000 homes
in 9 parishes with 250km of water