2/7/14 New Head of Diocesan Curia

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Press Release Immediate Wednesday July 2nd 2014

Archbishop Martin appoints new Head of Diocesan Curia


Archbishop Diarmuid Martin today appointed Mgr. Paul Callan as Moderator of the Dublin Diocesan Curia.

Mgr. Callan replaces Co. Clare native, Mgr. Lorcan O’ Brien who has been appointed as Administrator to Donnybrook Parish.  Mgr. O’ Brien was the first person to serve as Moderator in Dublin and at a meeting of the Curia this morning, Archbishop Martin praised him for overseeing significant change over the past decade, and for his dedication and service to him personally.

Mgr. Callan is currently serving as private secretary to Archbishop Martin.  Originally from Mount Merrion parish in Dublin he was a student in Holy Cross College and University College Dublin.

Ordained by Bishop Joseph Carroll in 1989, his first appointment was as Chaplain to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.  He worked in the parishes of St. Brigid’s, Cabinteely, the Sacred Heart Parish, Donnybrook and in St. John the Baptist Parish, Clontarf.  He has had a number of other appointments including Chaplain to Cura Dublin and to Cunamh, South Anne Street, he was also a member of a team that supported the work of the Diocesan Vocations Centre.  He has been a member of the Diocesan Priests Council and the Diocesan Council.  He is currently Chaplain to the Religious Sisters of Charity in Stanhope Street.