As we begin the summer and move closer towards the autumn season we enter into the time of year where we plan the deployment of clergy to address the pastoral needs of the Diocese. Today Archbishop George has announced the following clergy appointments:
Mgr. John Maguire – retires as parish priest of St. Mary’s, Canton & Holy Family, Fairwater. Following many years of devoted service to the Archdiocese of Cardiff we wish him well and best wishes on his retirement and continue to keep him in our prayers.
Canon Peter Collins – will become parish priest of St. Mary’s, Canton & Holy Family, Fairwater following 18 years as Dean of St. David’s Cathedral.
Fr. Daniel Stanton – will be leaving All Saints parish, Newport to assume his new duties as Priest in Charge at St. David’s Cathedral. The Archbishop will hold the role of Rector of the cathedral with Fr. Stanton being responsible for everyday life and ministry at the cathedral.
Newly ordained Fr. Laurence Bryce will assume his duties as part of the team of All Saints, Newport.
Fr. Paul Millar – will shortly be moving from St. John Lloyd, Trowbridge & Blessed Sacrament, Rumney to become parish priest of St. Ethelbert, Leominster & St. Joseph, Bromyard in succession to the late Fr. Aidan Doyle OSB.
Fr. Brian Gray in addition to St. Cadoc’s, Llanrumney will also take on responsibility for St. John Lloyd, Trowbridge & Blessed Sacrament, Rumney.
Finally as announced yesterday, Fr. Philip Scanlan I.C. will be entering into retirement after many years of devoted service to the Institute of Charity and the Archdiocese of Cardiff. As such, Fr. Michael McCarthy I.C. will move into the Rosminian community at St. Peter’s, Roath. The Oratorian Community of Cardiff will assume responsibility for the parish of St. Alban’s, Cardiff.
Please keep all of these clergy in your prayers as they prepare to embark on a new chapter of their life and ministry. Pray also for the parish communities they will serve. And continue to pray for all of our clergy and for more Vocations within our Diocese.
Vocations usually begin the family and with the support of the local Church in the parish community. Discernment is often a lengthy process and a challenging process for the individual. Please continue to pray for the gifts of courage, humility and discernment in the lives of our seminarians and all considering their Vocation in life.