Warm send-off for Fr Scriven
THE ROWER community came out in force to wish popular parish priest Fr Richard Scriven well as he moves on to minister at Kilkenny Cathedral after eight years in the area.
The Callan native celebrated one of his final Masses in the community, before joining parishioners in the community all for a party in his honour which featured everything from a giant cake to plenty of cups of tea.
Seán Higgins was master of ceremonies at the community event.
He said parishioners are really going to miss him, sharing some stories from when he first met Fr Scriven. He described how much of a people person Fr Scriven is, outlining his ability to mix with young and old.
As chaplain of The Rower NS and as parish priest Fr Scriven was known for having a great manner and being open and receptive to everyone.
A committee from The Rower organised a fantastic cake with a picture of The Rower church and a prayer book alongside Fr Scriven.
In a speech, Fr Scriven thanked everybody, adding that it was a privilege for him to be moving on to the role of administrator in St Mary’s Cathedral in Kilkenny, a position he was appointed to on August 10.
Breda and Padraig Walsh from The Rower. Eileen McGrath from Kiltown and Helen Barron from Grange. Fr Scriven with the children.
Seán Higgins and the organisers making a presentation to Fr Scriven.
Mary Kelly and Kitty Murphy from The Rower.