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Bishop Michael Smith announces clerical appointments 2015

Fr Philip Smith, Parish Priest of Ballymore is retiring.

Fr Oliver J. Devine, Parish Priest of Mountnugent is retiring.

Fr Oliver Devine, Parish Priest of Drumraney will assume responsibility for Ballymore parish.

Fr Stephen Kelly, Curate in Navan parish is joining the Pontifical Academy of the Holy See, Rome.

Fr Gerard McCormack, Parish Priest of Kingscourt is taking sabbatical leave at Hawkstone Hall, England and then the Tantur Centre, Jerusalem.

Fr Mark English, returning from sabbatical leave, will serve as Administrator of Kingscourt parish.

Fr Patrick Kearney, Parish Priest of Longwood, becomes Parish Priest of Kilskyre.

Fr Michael Kilmartin, Curate in Mullingar parish, becomes Parish Priest of Longwood, taking up his appointment in December following short sabbatical leave.

Fr Philip O'Connor Parish Priest of Dysart becomes Parish Priest of Mountnugent.

Fr David O'Hanlon, Curate in Summerhill parish becomes Parish Priest of Dysart.

Fr Robert McCabe, Curate in Stamullen parish and Chaplain to the Defence Forces becomes Curate in Navan parish. 

Fr Ciaran Clarke, Curate in Dunboyne parish becomes Curate in Ashbourne parish.

Fr Michael Hinds, Curate in Ashbourne parish becomes Curate in Dunboyne parish.

Fr Robert McGivney, recently ordained and currently ministering in Mornington will become Curate in Mullingar parish.  He will take up this appointment in December.

Fr Paul Kangkai from the Diocese of Jalingo in Nigeria, will be attached to Mullingar parish as he pursues post-graduate studies in Maynooth.

Fr Emmanuel Abu from the Diocese Idah in Nigeria and ministering in Kinnegad has completed his doctoral studies in Maynooth and will be returning to his Diocese.

Fr Luke Ohiemi from the Diocese of Idah in Nigeria will minister in Kinnegad parish while pursuing post-graduate studies in Maynooth.

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