MONTEREY – In the 29 August 2021 parish bulletin of San Carlos Cathedral, 500 Church Street, Rev. Jerry Maher, pastor and rector of the cathedral since 2018, announced that he will be returning to Ireland at the end of this year. Beginning in early 2022, Fr Maher will be serving in a parish in Dublin.
In his announcement, Fr Maher said: “Like most decisions it brings both advantage and disadvantage. Being permanently at home and closer to my family is my advantage. A big loss and disadvantage is leaving this community of San Carlos Cathedral and the Monterey Diocese”.
A new pastor and rector of San Carlos Cathedral, who will begin on 1 January 2022, will be appointed in due time by the Most Rev. Daniel E. Garcia, 5th Bishop of Monterey in California.