Around the Diocese

Stories and pictures from around the diocese.

Chrism Mass

  • 27-03-2015

The Bishop of Galloway, Rt. Rev. William Nolan celebrated the Mass of Chrism with the priests and people of the diocese on 25 March.

Archbishop Tartaglia's Homily for St. John Ogilvie Mass

  • 12-03-2015
  As we gather here in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow, to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of St John Ogilvie, I want to offer you three reflections. 1.The first observation arises from the words of two Popes: Blessed Pope Paul V...

News from the Apostleship of the Sea

  • 03-03-2015
  Ship visits will continue to be a vital part of Catholic charity Apostleship of the Sea’s (AoS) work in the North East of Scotland in 2015. The organisation is continuing its efforts to provide seafarers practical and pastoral support through it...

A special Birthday Celebration

  • 19-02-2015

Mgr Thomas Wynne of St. Margaret's Roy Bridge with Morag Cameron his parishioner on her 105th birthday.
Morag still attends Mass on a Saturday night at St. Joseph's Spean Bridge.

Martin Aelred concert

  • 25-11-2014

Martin Aelred is a Scottish Tenor who give up his career in pop music to train to become a classical tenor. Martin who is giving up a year in his life to tour the country giving concerts to raise fund for the Street children of Colombia in South America. Last  weekend saw him in St Columba's Cathedral Oban, and St Mary's Fort William


Lochyside School celebrates 50 years

  • 18-09-2014

Pupils and staff of Lochyside RC Primary School, Caol, share the story of their 50th anniversary celebrations. Next year Lochyside and Fort William RC Primary School (St. Mary’s) will come together in a new Catholic school to be called St. Columba’s RC Primary School.  May all staff and pupils be under the protection and guidance of the patron of our Diocese.

Presentation to Bishop Toal

  • 07-09-2014
  Bishop Joseph Toal returned to his former Diocese of Argyll and the Isles on Thursday 4 September for a Thanksgiving Mass in St. Columba’s Cathedral, celebrated in gratitude for his pastoral care of the Diocese from 2008 to 2014.     At the end...

Eilean Ban 300th Anniversary Celebration

  • 06-09-2014
The Solemnity of the Transfiguration of the Lord, 6 August 2014 was the date chosen to mark the 300th Anniversary of the opening of Eilean Ban, the first seminary on Scottish and British soil.     Eilean Ban in Loch Morar was chosen because it en...

Diaconate Ordination

  • 14-08-2014

Thomas Wynne was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate in St Mary’s, Fort William, on Monday 9th June, the Feast of St Columba, by Bishop Joseph Toal.

Preparing for New Catholic School for Caol and Fort William

  • 29-06-2014

Pupils cut the sod for their new school.

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