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    • 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.The Diocese of Paisley rejoices in the Ordination of the fifth Bishop of Paisley, Rt. Rev. John Keenan which took place on 19th March 2014

    • 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. 







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