Around the Diocese

Stories and pictures from around the diocese.


Preparing for New Catholic School for Caol and Fort William

  • 29-06-2014

Pupils cut the sod for their new school.

New Diocesan Youth Initiative

  • 07-04-2014
  Pupils of Lochyside RC Primary School, Caol   The Argyll & the Isles Diocesan Youth Office have just completed a first round of visits to primary schools in the diocese. This is part of their new initiative to work with P6 & P7 pupils t...

Ordination of Rev. Stanislaw Pamula

  • 05-01-2014
    On 5 December 2013 Rev. Stanislaw Jan Pamula was ordained to the priesthood by Rt. Rev. Joseph Toal STB, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles in the Cathedral of St. Columba, Oban. Bishop Toal was joined by Archbishop Mennini, Apostolic Nuncio to Gr...

San Ambrosio Society Mass in Oban

  • 03-01-2014
  The San Ambrosio Society is composed mainly of priests who were trained in The Royal Scots College in Spain - some in Valladolid (until 1988) and others in Salamanca since. All former students of the college, ordained or unordained are welcome t...

Confirmations in Oban

  • 04-12-2013
  On Saturday 30 November young parishioners from Oban, Taynuilt and Lochgilphead received the Sacrament of Confirmation in St. Columba’s Cathedral. Bishop Joseph Toal administered the Sacrament during a Mass concelebrated by the Bishop, Mgr. Jame...

Bishop Toal's visit to Kells

  • 12-10-2013
    At the invitation of Bishop Michael Smith of Diocese of Meath and Fr John Byrne, Parish Priest of Kells, Bishop Toal spent the weekend of Sunday 29th September in Kells. His visit coincided with that of Duncan MacIntyre of Argyll and Bute Coun...

Papal Medal awarded in Portree

  • 27-08-2013

Anne Morrison of Skye is awarded a Papal Medal

Mass on the Back of a Whale

  • 13-08-2013

Fr. Michael Macdonald shares his account of the outdoor Mass at Carnan, South Uist, written for a Catholic writers website.

Ordination of Fr. Anthony Wood

  • 08-07-2013
  Fr. Anthony Wood, from St. Kieran's, Campbeltown, was ordained to the priesthood in St. Columba's Cathedral, Oban on 3 July 2013, the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle.     Fr. Tony was ordained by Bishop Joseph Toal. Bishop Emeritus Ian Murray a...

Pilgrimage to Canna

  • 08-07-2013
On Wednesday 12 June Fr. Joe Calleja, parish priest of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour and St. Cumin in Morar, led a pilgrimage to the Isle of Canna.   The pilgrimage was part of the celebration of the 1450th anniversary of the Arrival of St. Columb...

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