Thursday 23 May 2019

Anger as Fr Bradley to leave Holy Family parish after 25 years

Fr David Bradley is to leave the Holy Family parish in the coming months after 25 years. But the local community has vowed to make their feelings known to the bishop on the matter.

"The parishioners of the Holy Family which serves the communities of Ballsgrove, St Finian's Park, Rathmullan, Marian Park and surrounding areas are visibly devastated with the news of transfer of their hard working and dedicated priest, acknowledging that he will be a huge loss. From my interaction and experience of working with Father Bradley I have found him to be a man that gets things done and giving great leadership and support to all,' said Cllr Paul Bell.

"Having spoken to many of the local parishioners, I know that a battle is about to commence with local people determined that the Church authorities learn of their disapproval, anger and disappointment that such an unnecessary decision has been made which is not in the interests of the community.

'For my part, I have written to the Bishop of Meath asking that the decision be reviewed as Father Bradley has many initiatives and projects to lead and complete which includes the major building project at Marymount School".

Drogheda Independent