Sister Aloysius – a founder of the Lawside Romanian Fund

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Sister Aloysius, the Sister of Mercy who co-founded the Dundee-based Lawside Romania Fund, has died at the age 89. She was still visiting the sick children of Bucharest’s Budimex Hospital on Sunday, the day before her death. Born Gertrude Philomena Kiernan, into a farming family in County Cavan, Ireland, she was one of 12 children, three of whom died in …

World Day for the Sick

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The Diocesan celebration to mark “World Day of Prayer for the Sick” took place on the evening of Monday 11th February, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, in St Mary’s Lochee, Dundee. The principal celebrant of the Mass was Canon Aldo Angelosanto, parish priest of St Mary’s Lochee.  

Sister Anne dies at the age of 100

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A Dundee nun who celebrated her 100th birthday last May has died. Sister Anne, who had been resident in the city’s Wellburn Home for many years, was a Little Sister of the Poor. Born in Springfield, near Cupar, in 1912, her family of eight girls and two boys moved to Dundee with their parents. Having visited Wellburn Home with her …

Pilgrimage to Lourdes – October 2012

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Parishioners from St Mungo’s, Alloa, St Bernadette’s, Tullibody, St John Vianney’s, Alva and St Serf’s High Valleyfield visited the Cathedral at Amiens, and Nevers to visit the tomb of St Bernadette. Mass was celebrated in both locations by Canon Michael Milton, who was chaplain to the group. The pilgrimage was organised by Mr McLaughlin, parishioner of St Bernadette’s, Tullibody. During …

Brian McEwan receives Benenerenti Medal

Papal Medal

St Bride’s in Monifieth celebrated a devoted parishioner as Bishop Vincent Logan arrived in the parish to present him with the Benemerenti medal. Brian McEwan, who has been a committed member of the parish for many years, was chosen to receive the award in hon-our of the work he has done for the church in Monifieth during his life of …

Papal award for George Haggarty

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George Haggarty, retired rector of St John’s High School, was presented with the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Papal Award at the Annual Mass for those involved in the field of Catholic education in the diocese, at Ss Peter and St Paul’s, Dundee. Bishop Vincent Logan thanked Mr Haggarty for his many years of service to the education community within the …

Fr David Ward, RIP

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FR DAVID Ward, a priest in the Dunkeld Diocese for almost 50 years, has died after a long illness. He was 72. Born in Dundee, the son of Francis and Agnes Ward, his family moved to Broughty Ferry shortly afterwards. He was educated at Lawside Primary and Lawside Academy. He began his studies for the priesthood at the then national …

A message to the boys and girls of Primary 4

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Bishop Stephen sends a special message to the children of Primary 4, and to their families, at a time when they are missing their First Holy Communion. “It does gives us just little more time do just a little bit more preparation for that special day which you will never forget.” “It is a special day for you and for …

Canon Basil’s 50 Golden Years

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The priest who was one of the first on the scene after 16 primary one pupils and their teacher were shot dead at Dunblane Primary School is celebrating 50 years of Ordination to the Priesthood, in Holy Family Church, Dunblane, Friday, June 16, at 7.00pm. Canon Basil O’Sullivan, parish priest of Holy Family, Dunblane and Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, …