Bishop Stephen has announced the following clerical changes to take effect from 3rd September 2018
ST FILLAN’S, NEWPORT and OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA, TAYPORT– I appoint Mgr Martin as Parish priest of St Fillan’s Newport and Our Lady, Star of the Sea, Tayport as from Monday, 3rd September 2018.
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST, PERTH– I appoint Fr Steven Mulholland, the current Parish Priest of Our Lady of Victories and St Patrick’s Dundee, as the new Parish Priest of St John the Baptist, Perth. Fr Steven was once an assistant there and now he returns as Parish Priest as from Monday 3rd September 2018.
MONIFIETH AND CARNOUSTIE – I am also happy to appoint Mgr Aldo Angelosanto, currently Parish Priest of St Mary’s (Immaculate Conception), Lochee, Dundee, as parish priest of the parishes of St Bride’s Monifieth and St Anne’s Carnoustie as from Monday, 3rd September 2018.
ST MARY’S, LOCHEE – Due to the imminent return of Fr Mark Cassidy, lately spiritual director of the Pontifical Scots College, Rome, I now appoint him parish priest of Immaculate Conception, Lochee as from Monday, 3rd September 2018.
ST PIUS X, DOUGLAS, DUNDEE – Due to the departure of Fr James Walls to become spiritual Director in the Pontifical Scots College, Rome, I appoint Fr Gregory Murphy OP as Parish Priest of St Pius X, Dundee as from Monday 3rd September 2018.
OUR LADY OF SORROWS, FINTRY DUNDEE – Similarly due to the departure of Fr James Walls, I appoint Fr Samuel Alabi MSP as parish Priest of Our Lady of Sorrows as from Monday, 3rd September 2018. Frs Gregory and Samuel will work together collaboratively in these two parishes as far as is practical.
OUR LADY OF VICTORIES AND ST PATRICK’S, DUNDEE – I appoint Fr Michael Carrie as Parish priest of Our Lady of Victories and St Patrick’s, Dundee. Fr Ninian Doohan, lately assistant priest in Lochee, as assistant priest in Our Lady of Victories and St Patrick’s, while residing in Our Lady of Victories, I also appoint him Chaplain to the Ninewells Hospital, together with Victoria Hospital and Roxburghe House. Fr Ninian will also continue as part-time Chaplain to the Traditional Latin Mass community in Dundee. These appointments to commence as from Monday, 3rd September 2018.
ST CLEMENT’S DUNDEE AND ST NINIAN’S DICKSON AVENUE, DUNDEE – I appoint Fr Johney Raphael CST, of St Clement’s Dundee, as Parish Priest also of St Ninian’s Dundee in succession to Mgr Kenneth McBride who is retiring. Fr Johney will commence his ministry as from Monday 3rd September 2018.
ST THOMAS’ ARBROATH Over the past three plus years the Franciscan Capuchin Fathers, Fr. Peter OFM Cap and Fr. Joseph OFM Cap have ministered in St Thomas’ Arbroath. Fr Peter, since he completed his studies, has returned to Kerala but I am glad to welcome Fr Victor OFM Cap to the parish of Arbroath and I have decided that St Thomas’ once again ought to become a separate entity. Accordingly, I appoint Fr Joseph James OFM Cap as Administrator of the parish. Fr Joseph has now almost completed the degree in Psychology he has been pursuing since he arrived. Sometime in the near future he may return to Kerala, whence Fr Victor will take over the administration of the parish. Fr Victor, who has an honours degree in English Literature, may also in the near future minister wider afield when the need arises. For the moment, both friars will continue to live together in Arbroath and either one or the other friar would be available for emergency supplies.