Bishop Toal has appointed Father Gerard Chromy as Vicar General of the Diocese of Motherwell in succession to Mgr. Millar who will vacate this post on 10th January. Fr. Chromy, presently Parish Priest of St. Leonard’s, East Kilbride, will also succeed Mgr Millar as administrator of Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral, Motherwell.
Fr. Chromy was ordained on 2nd July 1976. He served as Assistant Priest in St Patrick's, Shieldmuir, St Bride's Bothwell and the Cathedral in Motherwell. His first appointment as Parish Priest was to St Patrick's, Shieldmuir where he served for three years before moving as Parish Priest to St Margaret's, Airdrie. After one year there, Father Chromy was asked to return as Parish Priest to St Patrick's, Shieldmuir and was there for the next seventeen years, until he was appointed as Parish Priest of St. Leonard’s. East Kilbride.
Speaking of Fr. Chromy’s appointment, Bishop Toal said
“I am very grateful to Fr Chromy accepting this appointment and I ask your prayers and support for him. He will take over from Mgr Millar on Tuesday January 10th when Mgr Millar will leave the Cathedral to begin a period of preparation for his ministry as Spiritual Director in the Scots College in Rome.
Fr Chromy will also succeed Mgr Millar as Administrator of Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral Parish (including as it now does St Luke’s). I am grateful to Fr Chromy for his willingness to move parish also after a relatively short time in St Leonard’s, East Kilbride.”
Other appointments announced are:
Fr. Dominic Quinn, presently Parish Priest of St. Peter’s, Hamilton will replace Fr. Chromy as Parish priest of St. Leonard’s. East Kilbride.
Fr. Frank King will become Parish Priest of St. Peter’s, Hamilton.
All above appointments will take effect on 10th January 2017.