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Funeral arrangements made for one of Glasgow Archdiocese’s ‘best-known’ priests

Funeral arrangements have been made for a Glasgow Archdiocese priest who died aged 74 after nearly five decades of service.

Fr Dominic Dougan, whose last post before his retirement was at St Mahew’s Church, Cardross, will be laid to rest on Thursday May 7 at 9.30AM. He died on April 30.

Due to lockdown restrictions, his funeral Mass, celebrated by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, will be live streamed.

The archbishop will preside at the burial in the priests’ plot at Dumbarton Cemetery, where 10 close family and friends will attend.

Archbishop’s tribute

Paying tribute to Fr Dougan, Archbishop Tartaglia said: “The whole Archdiocese of Glasgow mourns Fr Dominic Dougan, one of our best-known priests. Ordained in 1971, his priestly ministry spanned almost 49 years, having served in nine parishes across the archdiocese during those years.

“His final appointment was as parish priest of the historic parish of St Mahew’s, Cardross, where his priestly service was greatly appreciated. In recent years, Fr Dominic suffered indifferent health, and he retired in 2018, firstly residing at St Mahew’s and then at Nazareth house, Glasgow, where he died last week.

Achievements

“During his priestly ministry, he was prominent in Catholic Charismatic Renewal and in Marriage Encounter. He also loved to go on pilgrimage to Lourdes. Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for him.”

You can watch Fr Dougan’s funeral live on Thursday May 7 at 9.30AM by clicking this link: www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-andrews-cathedral

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