The following appointments will take effect from 2 October 2016:
Fr Richard Matthews, Parish Priest of Killucan, becomes Parish Priest of Kilcormac
Fr Michael Walsh, Parish Priest of Kilcormac, becomes Parish Priest of Carnaross
Fr Mark English, Administrator of Kingscourt, becomes Parish Priest of Killucan
Fr Sean Henry, Parish Priest of Trim, will commence one year sabbatical leave in the Diocese of Bathurst, Australia
Fr Warren Collier, newly ordained, becomes Curate in Trim
Fr Conor McGee, newly ordained, becomes Curate in Clara
Fr Joseph Gallagher, Parish Priest of Tullamore, becomes Vicar Forane in Clara Deanery
Fr Padraig McMahon, Cathedral Administrator, becomes Vicar Forane in Mullingar Deanery
The following appointments will take effect from 29 October 2016:
Fr Michael Sheerin, Parish Priest of Lobinstown, is retiring and will remain as priest-in-residence in Lobinstown
Fr Gerry Boyle, Parish Priest of Multyfarnham, becomes Parish Priest of Rathkenny and Administrator of Lobinstown
Fr John Hogan, Administrator of Rathkenny, becomes Parish Priest of Multyfarnham
Biographical details relating to clerical appointments in the Diocese of Meath, 7 September 2015
Fr Gerry Boyle is a native of Dunshaughlin, where he was ordained in 1988. He was appointed Curate in Tullamore that same year and Parish Priest of Multyfarnham in 2006.
Fr Warren Collier completed his studies for the priesthood at the Beda College, Rome. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Meath by Bishop Michael Smith on 10 July 2016 in St Mary’s Parish, Drogheda.
Fr Mark English was ordained in Bohermeen in October 1998 and has served as Curate at the Cathedral (1998-2008) and Dunboyne (2008-2014). After sabbatical leave in 2014, he was appointed Administrator of Kingscourt (2015-2016).
Fr Joseph Gallagher is a native of Mucklagh and was ordained in 1988. He served in the Cathedral as a Curate (1988-2004) and Administrator (2004-2009), after which he became Parish Priest of Kilcormac (2009-2013) and then Tullamore (since 2013). He served previously as Vicar Forane in the Mullingar Deanery (2004-2009).
Fr Sean Henry is a native of Kilskyre and was ordained in 1981. Having completed post-graduate studies in Rome, he served as a Curate in Navan before becoming chaplain to St Loman’s Hospital, Mullingar and Diocesan Secretary (1984-1995). He served in the Cathedral as a Curate (1990-1997) and Administrator (1997-2004), after which he became Parish Priest of Kingscourt (2004-2009) and then Trim (since 2009).
Fr John Hogan was ordained in his home parish of Clara in 2003. Having ministered as a Curate in St Mary’s Parish, Drogheda from 2003 until 2010, he has served in Rathkenny for six years.
Fr Richard Matthews is a native of Kentstown and was ordained in his home parish in 1983. He served in Ardcath (1983) and Athboy (1984-1990) before joining the Meath Mission to Zambia with the Kiltegan Fathers (1990-1993). Following his service as a Curate in Dunboyne (1993-2000) and sabbatical studies in Rome (2000), he was appointed Parish Priest of Killucan in August 2001 and Vicar Forane in the Mullingar Deanery in 2009.
Fr Conor McGee completed his studies for the priesthood at St Patrick’s Collge, Maynooth. He was ordained a priest by Bishop Michael Smith in Tullamore on 19 June 2016.
Fr Padraig McMahon was ordained in his home parish of Kingscourt 25 years ago. He served as a Curate in Navan (1991-1994), Clara (1994-1999) and Rosemount (1999-2008) and Director of the Diocesan Catechetical Team (2000-2008). He has ministered in the Cathedral as a Curate (2008-2009) and Administrator (since 2009).
Fr Michael Sheerin is a native of Castletown-Geoghegan and was ordained in 1963. His first appointments brought him to Tullamore, Delvin and St Finian’s College, Mullingar before commencing his ministry as a teacher at St Patrick’s Classical School, Navan from 1967 until 1987, when he was appointed Principal. He has ministered as Parish Priest of Lobinstown for twenty six years.
Fr Michael Walsh is a native of Milltown and was ordained in 1974. He served as Curate in Nobber (1974-1975), Clonmellon (1975-1978), Dunshaughlin (1978-1985), Trim (1985-1993) and Kentstown (1993-1998). He became Parish Priest of Collinstown in 1998 and he took up his appointment as Parish Priest of Kilcormac in 2013.