Welcome and Changes!

Published on October 5, 2020

Welcome Fr. Robert 
This weekend, we are delighted to welcome Fr. Robert Petrisor to our Parishes of Naas, Sallins and Two Mile House. Robert is 29 years old, ordained three years, and is a priest of the Archdiocese of Bucharest. He is one of five children, with both parents very much alive and well. We thank Fr. Robert for his willingness and generosity to come to our diocese and most especially that we will have the benefit of his youth, his enthusiasm and his energy. Robert, as you begin your ministry among us we assure you of our prayers and support. We wish you well as you settle in, finding your feet and adjusting to a new culture and a new language. Let us give Robert every support and encouragement. We pray God’s blessing upon you at this time. And we thank God for your welcome presence among us.

Youth/Pastoral Minister – Welcome Trish
Another new face to our Parish is Trish O’Neill. Originally from Lisburn in Co. Down. Trish has lived for many years in Clane Parish. She has many years of experience working as a Pastoral worker in Clane, and for a period of time as a youth worker with the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin. Trish still works for the Diocese as a trainer of safeguarding reps at Parish level, such experience will be a great asset to our three Parishes. Over the coming weeks and months, Trish will be visiting our schools and connecting with the many volunteer and ministry groups in the Parish. She is eager to get stuck in. Trish is married to Peter, together they have three adult daughters. We are delighted to have Trish joining the Parish Team and we wish her every good wish and blessing.

Parish Manager 
A more familiar face takes on a new role! During the summer, the Parish Finance Committee asked Sarah to assume the newly created role of Parish Manager. We are delighted that Sarah accepted. Working closely with Katie in the Parish Office and with Mary and Esther in the Parish Shop. Together, they will continue to be the helpful, welcoming and reassuring face of the Parish going forward. In her new role, Sarah will keep an attentive eye on all day-to-day matters pertaining to our three parishes. In this new appointment, Sarah becomes a
member of the Parish Team.

Fr. Liam Appointed Vicar Forane
During the summer and as part of the Diocesan Appointments, Fr. Liam was appointed Vicar Forane of Kildare and Leighlin North Deanery. The Northern Deanery comprises of seventeen Parishes. In his new role Fr. Liam will assist Bishop Denis in day-to-day matters relevant to the Deanery and the wider Diocese. In practice what it means is a few extra meetings throughout the year!