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1-DEACON

Number of candidates for the permanent diaconate in Scotland reach all time high

September 21st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Scotland is ‘breaking through barriers,’ says national director for programme

PAISLEY Diocese welcomed another deacon to their flock this week as the number of applications to the permanent diaconate in Scotland reached a record high. Deacon Paul Graham, a chaplain for NHS Lanarkshire, formally assumed his new role in the Church on Wednesday September 12, where he was joined by principal celebrant Bishop Keenan of Paisley Diocese. The welcome addition coincided with the news that the number of applications for the permanent diaconate has doubled within one year to 17. The candidates will undertake a one-year propaedeutic period before going on to complete the four-year Bachelor course in Divinity at the Maryvale Institute in Birmingham. The number of deacons in Scotland is continuing to rise with nearly 100 full-time and part-time men in ministry across the country. Bishop John Keenan, president of Priests for Scotland, said: “It is great news for the Catholic Church in Scotland to see, this year, the biggest number of candidates... continue reading.

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Jubilee priest privileged to be at the heart of people’s lives

September 21st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A priest marking the silver jubilee of his ordination has spoken of the ‘privilege of being... continue reading.


One-week-old baby among children at Paisley Mothers’ Prayers Mass

September 21st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The annual Mass was attended by mothers from across the diocese and beyond.... continue reading.


Service offers a special chance to say goodbye

September 21st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Special remembrance service is to be held in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow, for families... continue reading.



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7-CARITAS

Paisley bishop talks Caritas and coffee with Greenock pupils

September 21 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Pupils and staff from Notre Dame High School in Greenock welcomed Bishop John Keenan...

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Young people spell out a big celebration at Carfin

September 14 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Our Lady of St Francis Primary school in Carfin marked the centenary of the...

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Saintly six to inspire pupils during vocation week

September 7 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Family’s value to Catholic schools highlighted

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Salesian sisters parish event encourages young people to ‘build a better future’

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Opinion

10-PRIESTS

When are the ‘best days of your life’?

September 21 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The first seven years of priesthood have been full of joy and challenge, but...

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Helping sailors from ship to shore

September 21 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

EUAN McARTHUR speaks to a retired teacher about her work bringing compassion and Christ...

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One step at a time: walking the Way of St James and overcoming life’s demons

September 14 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Say a prayer for the priests moving parish

September 14 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS


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Church must reach out to those bruised by failed marriages and broken families

September 7 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS



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