Our Bishop

Bishop Ray Browne.

Fr. Ray Browne was ordained on Sunday 4 July 1982 in the Church of Saint Peter and Paul, Athlone. He was School chaplain at Summerhill College from October 1983 to June 1986. He was Parish Curate in Roscommon town from September 1986 to July 1988. He contributed greatly to Galway Marriage Regional Tribunal as Staff Member from July 1988 to July 1995 and Judicial Vicar from October 2002 to July 2008. He took up the position of Parish Priest of Kilgefin Parish, Co Roscommon from August 2008-2013. The Episcopal Ordination of Ray Browne took place 21 July 2013.

Bishop Ray Browne, pictured here with Pope Francis, will be a special guest on the closing night of the Castleisland Parish Mission on Friday, February 28th.


Address by Father Raymond A Browne on his appointment as Bishop of Kerry May 2nd 2013

“I am deeply honoured that Pope Francis has chosen me to be your Bishop. It is with great humility I present myself to you today. I am conscious of the great diocese this is. I am conscious of the way the faith has been lived in all the parishes, church areas, religious houses and communities, schools, and all the faith communities throughout the diocese by this and previous generations.”

Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Ray Browne

21st July 2013

St. Mary’s Cathedral

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