An emotional Mass and presentation were held last night in Kilkelly Church as the parish said goodbye to Fr. John.
After 9 years of service within the parish Fr. John is off to Attymass (our loss is certainly their gain) leaving Fr. Vincent to cover the four churches.
In his address Fr. John spoke of the need to remain loyal and for the community to find the next priest from within. And reassured everyone the priesthood is a good place to be, that communities need a church and the church needs a community.
Well, the community was out in force to wish him well as he starts his new life down the road.
There were presentations from Kilmovee, Taverane & Kilkelly National Schools and the Pastoral Council.
Not all is lost, Fr. John will remain on the board of Taverane School.
Thank you for your support Fr. John and Good Luck.