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      • October 25, 2014
        November is the month when we pray for all of the faithful departed, family, friends, brother Priests and Religious, and those with nobody to pray for them. I commend to you the practice of the November Lists and of celebrating a Parish Mass for those who have died over the past year. Bishop John invites you to join him in celebrating Mass at St Conval’s Cemetery, Barrhead on Sunday 2nd November at 2pm, to pray for the Holy Souls, but also to pray for the faithful and clergy who are buried in the Cemetery.
      • Bishop John will be celebrating Mass for all the faithful who are buried in in Hawkhead Cemetery on Sunday 9th November at 2pm
    • Calendar
      • Nov 3 - Dec 31, 2014
        Forthcoming Interments within St. Conval's Cemetery
      • Nov 30, 2014
        Monthly Youth Event with the theme of Advent and Christmas.
      • Dec 12-13, 2014
        All night vigil in Honour of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary - St. Mirin's Cathedral
      • Dec 14-22, 2014
        Please call the cemetery office for details.
      • Dec 31, 2014
        St Conval's Cemetery now offer visitors recycle areas in which to dispose of thier rubbish - we would request that everyone follows the signage information located either on or at the bin. The cemetery are charged for removal of contaminated bins - Please help keep our running costs down by using the correct bin. For any help or assistance please visit the office or speak with the groundsmen. Many thanks for your assistance.
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       Open to young men & women from across the Diocese interested in building up the Church and looking at how they can help.

      Please register your interest by emailing curia@rcdop.org.uk or liking the Facebook Page: Diocese of Paisley Vocations.

    • Bishop John's Exhortation at the End of His Episcopal Ordination
      At the end of his words of thanks at his Ordination, Bishop John gave some words that express his hope as he begins his ministry as Bishop of Paisley

    • Get to know our new Bishop
      This video was played in St. Mirin's Cathedral before Bishop John's Ordination. It give an insight into his life as a priest, the people who have influenced him and joy of his ministry. Some students from Turnbull Hall also speak about his 14 years as Chaplain to Glasgow University

    • Bishop John's Ordination

      On Wednesday evening, 19th March, the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, Bishop John Keenan, our new bishop,  was ordained by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, Archbishop Leo Cushley and Bishop John Mone. 

      The numbers wishing to attend had been anticipated to be very high indeed. With a full Cathedral and with extra provision in the Cathedral halls and at Arena at the Lagoon Centre, a congregation of over 2,000 people participated in the Mass of Ordination. 

    • Welcome

      Welcome to the website of the Diocese of Paisley. The Diocese was established in 1947 to serve the Roman Catholic Community within Inverclyde, Renfrewshire & East Renfrewshire (excluding Thornliebank). Although a small Diocese in geographical terms, the Diocese serves an eighth of the Catholic population in Scotland. Our Bishop is Rt. Rev. John Keenan, the fifth Bishop of Paisley. His Episcopal Ordination took place in St. Mirin's Cathedral on 19th March 2014.

    • Vocations

      Is God be calling you to the Priesthood?

      If you feel that God may be calling you to the Priesthood please come along to our new program of monthly meetings designed to help men to discern their vocation. Monthly meetings of catechesis, prayer and fraternity will begin on Friday 14th November. For more details please contact Fr. John Morrison on 01475 720223 or e-mail johnmorrison1976@gmail.com.


      A Scotsman in Rome

      If you would like to know more about what life is like for a seminarian then follow the blog of one of our seminarian's, Ryan Black, who studies at The Scots College in Rome. Click on the photo above to visit his blog
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      Enquiries to treasurer@rcdop.org.uk