By Dan Walsh
The Bishop of Ferns, Bishop Ger Nash, has made diocesan appointments that will involve Fr Tom Dalton replacing Fr Odhran Furlong as Administrator of St. Aidan’s Cathedral, Enniscorthy.
Fr. Tom Dalton, who is Parish Priest in Riverchapel, becomes Administrator at St. Aidan’s Cathedral and retains his roles as Diocesan Master of Ceremonies; Chaplain, Intellectual Disability Services; Centering Prayer Co-Ordinator and Chaplain, Presentation Secondary School, Wexford.
Fr. Odhran Furlong is leaving St. Aidan’s Cathedral, to be Chaplain, Wexford General Hospital and to retain his roles as Diocesan Communications Officer, Chairman of St. Peter’s College Board of Management and Chaplain to Wexford GAA.
Bishop Nash and the diocese wish to thank Ken Quinn for his service as hospital chaplain and for his work in various other roles in the diocese over many years.
Fr Jim Butler, in addition to his role as Parish Priest of Ballygarrett, is to assume pastoral responsibility, pro tem, for the parish of Riverchapel pending a review of diocesan parish structures in the autumn.
All appointments to take effect on Monday, April 25th 2022.