Bishop McKenna appoints new Vicar General

Dear Friends,

Since the nomination of Bishop Pat O’Regan as Bishop of Sale, Father Joe Dooley has been Vicar General.  I take this opportunity to thank Father Joe for discharging the duties of the office so reliably and wisely. This appointment was for a limited time and Father Joe’s term concludes at the end of this week.

I have now appointed Father Paul Devitt as Vicar General, effective 9th March 2015. This will be in addition to his duties as Dean of the Cathedral and will include the responsibilities he has discharged so effectively as Vicar for Education.

I am most grateful to Father Paul for taking on this task and know that you will give him your co-operation and support.


+ Michael McKenna
Bishop of Bathurst