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

September 21st, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

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 ... continue reading.

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 at the heart of people’s lives, highs and lows.’... 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 who are grieving the loss of a child, and for those who are unable to have children for any reason.... continue reading.


No more assaults on Catholic education from our party, vows Lib Dem MSP

September 14th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

A Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP has vowed there will be no more assaults on Catholic ­education from his party, after he helped defer a motion at last week’s Lib Dem ­conference that would have called for the end of Catholic schools.... continue reading.


Mary’s Meals thanks Catholics for prayers and support

September 14th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

The Royal Concert hall in Glasgow played host to a special event for Scottish-based charity Mary’s Meals, who bring aid to the world’s most impoverished children.... continue reading.

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‘In Jesus there is hope for a broken world’

September 14th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

By putting Jesus and the Eucharist at the centre of our lives we can renew the Church and bring hope to a broken world—that was the message to UK Catholics this week.... continue reading.

It’s as ‘edgy’ to preach the message of Christ now as it was in the time of the apostles, Bishop Barron tells Scots

September 14th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Daniel Harkins reports on the American bishop who brought Scottish Catholics out in force.... continue reading.

Documentary reveals the deep Faith and kindness of Celtic’s Tommy Burns

September 14th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

THE Catholic Faith of former Celtic footballer and manager Tommy Burns has been portrayed in a new documentary to mark the tenth year of his death.... continue reading.

Mercy bus gets backing from MSPs

September 14th, 2018 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS

Members of the Scottish parliament welcomed a ‘Church on wheels’ to parliament as it brought the mercy of Jesus to the often unforgiving world of politics.... continue reading.

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