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Saturday, 31 December 2005
Dec 2005 Update



Fr. Kevin O'Shea is now Provincial of the Vincentian Community. He may be contacted at Provincial Office, St. Pauls, Sybil Hill, Dublin 5, email: . There are currently five members of the Vincentian Community resident in Castleknock College. 

  • Fr. John Doyle, now retired from teaching but nevertheless actively involved in the life of the College and patron of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

  • Fr. Peter Slevin officially retired from teaching in the College in June 2002 and was appointed President of the College in September 2005. He seems to be more active than ever and has taken on the task of raising the €16million needed to complete the College Development Plan. He may be contacted at .

  • Fr. Desmond MacMorrow, (class of 1936) has retired to Castleknock College after many years spent in parish work in the United Kingdom. Fr MacMorrow is actively involved in the life of the College and loves nothing better than meeting and chatting with the boys and their parents.

  • Fr. Myles Rearden, (Class of 1957), works in the student Chaplaincy in St. Patrick's College Maynooth. He is resident in the College and attends many Union functions.

  • Fr. John Gallagher is attached to the College and has a special ministry to the members of the Travelling Community


Fr Sam Clyne, former President of the College, is now resident in the Little Sisters of the Poor, Sacred Heart Residence, Sybil Hill Road, Raheny, Dublin 5 following a recent illness.



The Union has had a special relationship with several members of the Vincentian Community abroad and in recent times through the generosity of our pastmen we have been able to support the Vincentain missions in the Ukraine , Nigeria and Kenya.


During his term as President in 2002, Victor Stafford and a number of his classmates paid a visit Fr. Paul Roche in the Ukraine and his report makes very interesting reading. A share of the proceeds of the 2006 Business Lunch Raffle were sent to Fr. Roche earlier this year, together with our best wishes for the wonderful work that he is doing. Fr. Roche may be contacted at


Fr. Crowley (class of 1947) worked for many years in Nigeria. In December 2005 together with Fr Harry Slowey, he was assigned to work with the Vincentian Mission in Kenya. Fr Slowey and Fr Crowley are working with the poorest of the poor in the streets and prisons of Kibera. The Union has been able to help in a small way to support this mission. A share of the proceeds of the 2006 Business Lunch Raffle has been sent to Kenya.

Fr. Crowley may be contacted at .

Fr Slowey may be contacted at .


Following a number of years working in the remote Solomon Islands Fr. Jack Harris has been assigned to parish work in London.

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