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.
ONE + ONE IS GREATER THAN TWO
NEXT MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY 25 JUNE @7PM IN THE CATHEDRAL HALLS IN PAISLEY.
At the Pontifical Scots College in Rome, on Sunday 18th May, Matthew Carlin from the Diocese of Paisley was made a candidate for ordination to the priesthood alongside Jamie McMorrin from the Archdiocese of St Andrew’s and Edinburgh.
Both students are in their third year of theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University, and are preparing to move into the next ‘cycle’ of studies.
The rite was presided over by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia who reminded the congregation that he felt he had a close link with both seminarians. He had been the Bishop of Paisley when Matthew was accepted for seminary, and for a brief while, he had apostolic responsibility for the Archdiocese of St Andrew’s and Edinburgh.
Being candidates, both seminarians have been recognised as being worthy of ordination to the priesthood.
Please remember these young men in your prayers.
Pictured are: Vice-Rector Fr Dan Fitzpatrick, Matthew Carlin (5th year), Ryan Black (1st year), Jonathan Whitworth (4th year), all of the Diocese of Paisley.
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