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Apostleship of the Sea to appoint port chaplains in Diocese of Argyll & the Isles

“I call on the chaplains and volunteers of the Apostleship of the Sea to continue with their commitment to the pastoral care of their brothers and sisters”         Pope Francis, July 2014 Part-time Regional Port Chaplains: Diocese of Argyll and the Isles Salary: £23,000 per annum pro rata to 3 days per week AoS would like to appoint two part-time regional port chaplains to work in the diocese of Argyll and the Isles, predominantly with the fishermen who work in the busy fishing industry out of ports scattered throughout the diocese. It is envisaged that two appointments will be made,...

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National Youth Pilgrimage to Iona

  Argyll & the Isles WELCOMES young people from across Scotland! Our Diocese is hosting this year’s National Youth Pilgrimage to Iona 9-10th Sept 2017. This is a Catholic Youth Service Scotland event. In recent years we have taken young people from each diocese to different pilgrimage sites e.g. Nunraw, Haddington,  St Margaret’s Shrine, Dunfermline and last year we were nearly blown away on the beach at Whithorn! This year’s national youth event will involve an overnight stay on Mull on Sat 9th Sept and then gathering on Iona on Sunday 10th along with 150-200 young people from across...

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Honouring Our Lady of Fatima in St. Columba’s Cathedral

As part of the celebration in Scotland of the centenary of the Marian apparitions in Fatima, Portugal a special statue of Our Lady of Fatima is touring Scotland to help Catholics take advantage of the plenary indulgence the Pope has offered for the centenary. The statue is visiting each of the eight cathedrals of Scotland between May and October. On Thursday 13 July, the anniversary of the 3rd Message of Fatima, the statue of Our Lady of Fatima was welcomed into St. Columba’s Cathedral, Oban by parishioners and visitors from Scotland and abroad. Bishop Brian McGee led the congregation...

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Congratulations, Allan MacIsaac!

    Bishop Brian’s visit to the Good Shepherd Parish in Kinlochleven in June began with a ceremony to acknowledge the outstanding contribution of Allan MacIsaac to the life of the parish. For some 30 years Allan has been a devoted sacristan, looking after all the preparations for liturgy and overseeing everything from organising music to the distribution of hymn books.   Allan was joined by family, and parish friends to receive the Benemerenti Medal, a fitting recognition of his years of dedicated service in Kinlochleven.        ...

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