YESTERDAY I HAD SEVERAL TROUBLED PARISHIONERS OF THE PARISH OF THE NATIVITY IN POLEGLASS BELFAST.
THEY FEEL THEIR PARISH IS BEING RUINED BY THEIR PP – FATHER AIDAN KEENAN AND HUS LONG TIME SURROGATE MOTHER – DELIA NEESON FROM MONEYGLASS IN ANTRIM.
Here are excerpts from the emails:
I am writing to you as a very concerned parishioner of the great parish of The Nativity in Belfast. Our parish has been ruined by our new PP Fr Aidan Keenan. Keenan has sacked all the secretarial staff and has moved his side kick Delia into their jobs. The two ladies previously in the jobs have worked in our parish for more than twenty years and both are now very ill because of the bullying from Delia and the verbal abuse from Keenan who struggles to control his temper. Delia even has her own rooms in the parish house. Pat please help us. How do we get a new priest? How do we get the jobs of our devoted parish workers back? Keenan is a ticking time bomb and it’s only a better if time before something happens.
A concerned parishioner.
She was in St Matthews with him. Goes on holidays with him and apparently is his personal assistant in every way. He won’t speak on the phone unless she is there.
Can you help us?
We were worried about his erratic behaviour but now we are angry about how he is happy to distance himself from us and allow his woman to ruin our parish. She is living in a house that we are paying for. Is he charging her rent? Does she pay for food? Yet we are expected to contribute to her upkeep!
She has come into our parish and made the secretary and the housekeepers lives hell. Both now are off on so unwell they cant attend work. The poor secretary has been doing her job for 20 years. why should she have to give way because of this lady? Has she no employment rights? Bishop Treanor saw the havoc in St Matthews and had no choice but to move him and now he has dumped him on us. Why was he not sent to St Brigid’s?
Fr Keenan will not arrange a baptism, wedding or funeral without Delia. She accompanied him when he came to see a sick neighbour on a house call. When they telephoned to arrange she said he was too busy to speak and arranged a time to visit with him directly. She then told me that ”they” would be with us in an hour. She arrived with him and the family asked that she stay in the car and he told them that she was his ”assistant” so in she came. WHO IS PAYING FOR HER?
For some reason – I suspect psychological weakness – AIDAN KEENAN is totally under the control of DELIA NEESON since the day he was ordained.
There were problems with him and her in Portglenone, and then St. Matthews and now Poleglass.
The clergy of Down and Connor regard Aidan Keen as “in need of help”.
Delia has become, over years, his surrogate mother and he is not allowed to move without her permission.
She is a physically large woman and very domineering.
I have known her in the past and she is a real Martha Mitty character.
She used to attend Mass and meetings in The Oratory years ago.
One night she was late for a meeting and when she arrived she gave the following excuse:
“I was driving here tonight and I came across the scene of an accident. A man’s let was hanging off. Lucky enough I had my bread knife in the car with me and so I was able to cut the leg off completely and put a tourniquet on the stump”!
Do I have to say anymore.
Yesterday we saw how Noel Treanor is allowing Eugene O’Neill to ruin St. Patrick’s Parish.
Today we see Noel Treanor allowing Aidan and Delia to ruin Poleglass Parish.
Treanor does not give a damn about his people.
All he wants is the security of his 4 million pound palace, extensive trips to Europe and his favourite wines which are delivered by van regularly.