Warm send-off for Fr Scriven

New Ross Standard - - NEWS - By DAVID LOOBY

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.

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