Grace celebrates 100 years and has an amazing tale to tell

Parish News

AN EXTRAORDINARY Alloa woman who saved escaped prisoners of war as an Italian partisan during WWII, before marrying one, celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday, June 19, some 77 years after she arrived in Scotland on a landing craft, having fled war-torn Italy. All those decades ago, Grace was helping escaped prisoners of war in Italy’s Abruzzo region as a …

St Stephen’s Blairgowrie has something to celebrate after 104 years

Parish News

On Wednesday 21st June, Fr Gregory Umunna welcomed Fr Chris Doig, a son of the parish at St Stephen’s, Blairgowrie, as the newly ordained priest returned to his home parish to celebrate a Votive Mass for the Solemnity of St Joseph. The Perthshire parish had proudly produced four priests since it opened in 1856 – the last one was 104 …

Cleary Cup for Sam

Parish News, Schools

Congratulations to Sean McFarlane, a parishioner at Ss Peter & Paul’s RC Church, Dundee. He was the winner of the Cleary Cup for fostering links between his school, St John’s High School, Dundee, and his parish. Sean is pictured here with Mgr Ken McCaffrey, his parish priest.

Mgr O’Sullivan’s 65 years of priesthood

Parish News

Parishioners of the Holy Family, Dunblane, gathered for Mass in the grounds of the SMA Fathers – the occasion was the 65th Anniversary of the Ordination of Mgr Basil O’Sullivan. Born in Wales in 1932, Monsignor Basil O’Sullivan spent his youth in Cork, Ireland where he attended both the North Monastery School and St Finnbarr’s College. He trained for the …

Confirmations at Arbroath

Parish News, Schools

Staff and pupils from St Thomas’ Primary School, Arbroath, with Bishop Stephen Robson, Fr Andrew Marshall and Deacon Arthur Grant, after celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation. (Photo courtesy of Eddie Mahoney)