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20th Anniversary of Catholic House of Prayer

The Isle of Iona was bathed in glorious sunshine on 26 April 2017 for the 20th Birthday Celebrations of the Catholic House of Prayer, Cnoc a’ Chalmain.                             In his homily Bishop Brian emphasised the importance of Iona in Scotland’s Christian story and paid tribute to all who had worked so hard to create a place of Eucharistic prayer on the island, especially Mary Burn Murdoch and The Hon. Frances Shand- Kydd, both now deceased.                      ...

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Vacancy : diocesan treasurer

Vacancy – Diocesan Treasurer Location: Oban Hours of Work: Part-time – approximately 1.5 days per week (with flexibility) Salary: £18 per hour The RC Diocese of Argyll and the Isles is seeking to recruit a part-time Diocesan Treasurer, based in the Diocese Offices in Oban. This is an important new post, carrying significant responsibility to offer financial direction across the Diocese, overseeing the day-to-day management of all financial functions. In line with the Church’s Code of Canon Law (Canon 494), the Diocesan Treasurer will be regarded as the Diocesan Financial Administrator and will be appointed for 5 years, after...

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Diocesan Choir back in action: LiturgyWorks!

Teachers, singers, musicians gathered from all over our diocese for a weekend of spiritual talks, singing rehearsals and liturgies at the Conforti Insititute in Coatbridge. LiturgyWorks concluded with the parish Mass at St Patrick’s. More details coming soon....

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Diaconate ordination

On 30 April 2017 three seminarians from the Scots College in Rome were ordained to the order of the diaconate by Rt. Rev.Hugh Gilbert, Bishop of Aberdeen. Emmet O’Dowd and Rafał Szweda from the Diocese of Aberdeen and Emmanuel Alagbaoso from the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles were ordained in the St. Andrews Chapel at the...

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Easter at Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer

Around 60 young people gathered at Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer to celebrate the Easter Triduum. Fr Martin Delaney, from Motherwell Diocese, led the retreat along with Craig Lodge Community. As always, the focus was on the liturgies but the weekend included making the Stations of the Cross up the hill behind the retreat centre and a reconciliation service. Some of those on retreat also volunteered to take part in a portrayal of the Passion in St Conan’s Kirk, a local church building that attracts thousands of visitors each year because of its quirky architecture. “What we did...

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