“I wish Canon Tom every joy, blessing and happiness in his new role.”
On a national level, Bishop-elect Deenihan served as General Secretary of the Catholic Primary Schools Management Association from 2013 to 2016, and as acting-executive secretary to the Council for Education and to the Commission for Catholic Education and Formation of the Irish Episcopal Conference from 2016 to date.
Bishop-elect Deenihan is a member of: the Honan Governors at University College Cork; a member of Mercy Care South, a Diocesan Public Juridic Person for the Mercy University Hospital in Cork; and is chair of the Board of Directors of the Christian Leadership in Education Office. In 2017 Bishop Buckley appointed him a Canon and a member of the Cathedral Chapter in Cork.
Fr Robert Brophy, PP Togher is to take sabbatical leave.
Rev Benjamin Hodnett is to become administrator in Togher.
Fr Ray Riordan is to move to The Lough/Ballyphehane.
Fr Patrick Nugent is moving from The Lough/Ballyphehane to Glanmire/Glounthaune.
Fr Sean Crowley is moving from Bantry to be Chaplain to the Defence Forces.
Fr John Heinhold is moving to Bantry.
Bishop Buckley has also appointed Fr John O’Donovan, the administrator of the Cathedral Parish as Canon of the Cathedral Chapter.