Faith of our great-grandmother’s at Ss Peter and Paul’s, Dundee

Parish News

First Holy Communion day was a little extra special for one young parishioner at Ss Peter & Paul’s, Dundee.

In the same church, exactly 70 years ago, Murray Hogg’s great grandmother, Greta, celebrated her own First Holy Communion – and she has the certificate to prove it!

Greta’s First Holy Communion Certificate – signed by Fr Joseph McGee

Murray presented his great-gran with a special bouquet as a ‘thank you’ – for passing on the faith to him.

Mgr Ken McCaffrey was on hand to share in the family joy.


Monday 28 July 1952 – Dundee Courier

“Right Reverend Monsignor Joseph McGee. Canon of St Joseph’s R.C. Church, Dundee, has been appointed Bishop Galloway. Monsignor McGee, who is 47, was born in Crieff, and was educated at St Dominic’s Primary School, Morrison’s Academy, Blairs College, Aberdeen, and the Scottish College at Vallodolid, Spain. He studied philosophy and theology there and was ordained by the Archbishop in 1929. Two years later he was appointed first assistant Ss Peter and Paul’s Church. After a spell on the teaching staff at College he returned to Ss Peter and Paul’s in 1940, and was transferred to St Joseph’s in 1948. He has been Canon of the Dunkeld Chapter since 1948, vicar general of the Diocese since 1949, a domestic prelate, member of the Papal Household, and a presentative of the Bishop of Dunkeld on Dundee Education Committee since 1940. His mother lives at 14, Forfar Road, Dundee.” (1952)