D&C BISHOP NOEL TREANOR OF CHATEAU NOEL BELFAST IS RAGING THAT SOME RELIGIOUS ORDERS AND PRIESTS ARE PULLING OUT OF D&C.
His big upcoming problem is that the Millhill Fathers are leaving the very busy St. Mary’s Parish in Belfast city centre.
At a meeting of the Millhill Fathers Tuesday April 29th, just gone, they decided to give Treanor a July departure date – giving him 8 plus weeks to get somebody else to do it.
The Millhills seem to have been told that the D&C vicar general, Eugene O’Hagan is being moved there?
A few months ago another religious order priest lulled out of Glenavy parish to become a PP in London.
Treanor is believed to have accused the priest of not giving him enough notice.
The priest, with no fear of bishops answered: “I came here for a year and have stayed four. You’ve had three years notice”!
Treanor has even more problems.
This year five or six elderly PPs will retire with very few to replace them.
One youngish PP is very ill and cannot work.
Its about time he started putting the parish dodgers into parishes:
1.Timmy Bartlett – “episcopal vicar for education”.
2. Eugene O’Hagan – “chancellor”
3. Joe Glover – Mystery Job?
4. Gerard Fox “diocesan secretary”.
5. Andrew Black – “studying in Rome.
6. Paul Fleming – St. Mary’s College Belfast.
7. Colin Grant Aquinas Grammar School.
8. Dominic McGrattan “Living Church”.
9. Oliver Treanor – Maynooth.
That’s 9 parishes filled!
Priests are primarily ordained to celebrate the sacraments and give pastoral care for the People of God.
A lot of these special priests think they are too good and too special for a parish.
Lay men and women can be secretaries, chancellors, teachers, lecturers, administrators etc.
In the meantime the Redemptorist PP of Turf Lodge refuses to live in the presbytery preferring to live with a friend in West Belfast.
Treanor is fiddling while D&C burns and is presiding over decline from his palatial Chateau Noel in cosy Lisbreen.
He did venture out recently to purchase a new, top of the range, Volvo.