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New Bishop of argyll and the isles

Posted by SCMO on 28th December 2015 in Christianity | Bishop-Elect McGee,diocese of argyll and the isles
Pope Francis has today appointed Monsignor Brian McGee as the new Bishop of the diocese of argyll and the isles. the diocese has been vacant since April 2014 when Bishop Joseph Toal became the Bishop of Motherwell. Mgr. McGee is currently Vicar General of the diocese of Paisley and Parish Priest of Holy Family Parish, Port Glasgow.   Reacting to his appointment, Bishop-Elect McGee said:   “It was very humbling, and indeed frightening, to be informed by the Papal Nuncio that Pope Francis had nominated me to be the new bishop of the diocese of argyll and the isles. However, after reflection and prayer I now face this mission with quiet but defi...
 

Ordination of the Right Reverend Brian McGee

Posted by on 18th February 2016 in Blogging | ordination,argyll and the isles,Bishop Brian McGee,Archbishop Cushley
  Archbishop Cushley praised the “long and distinguished history of the Church of Christ in argyll and the isles” in his homily on the occasion of the Ordination of Mgr. Brian McGee as Bishop of argyll and the isles.   the Episcopal Ordination of Monsignor Brian McGee as the new Bishop of argyll and the isles took place at St. Columba’s Cathedral in Oban today, Thursday 18 February at 7.00pm.the new Bishop was consecrated by Archbishop Leo Cushley of St andrews and Edinburgh.   In his homily, Archbishop Cushley, spoke of the journey of St Columba to Iona 1,400 years ago, where he and his successors became “the u...
 

Pope Appoints New Bishop for argyll and the isles

Posted by SCMO on 16th October 2008 in Christianity |
Thursday 16 October 2008Pope Appoints New Bishop for argyll and the islesAt 12 noon in Rome today, 16 October (11am GMT) Pope Benedict XVI announced that he has appointed Monsignor Joseph Anthony Toal as the new Bishop of the diocese of argyll and the isles.Mgr Toal will succeed Bishop Ian Murray who has been Bishop since 1999. Reacting to his appointment, Mgr Toal who is currently Rector of the Royal Scots College in Salamanca said; I am honoured that Pope Benedict XVI has chosen me to be the new Bishop of argyll and the isles. I am acutely aware of my unworthiness and the words of Simon Peter, in St Luke s Gospel, leave me alone Lord, I am a sinful man have...
 

Ordination of Scotland's youngest Bishop

Posted by SCMO on 8th December 2008 in Christianity |
Monday 8 December 2008Ordination of Scotland's youngest Bishopthe ordination of Scotland's youngest Bishop will take place on Monday 8December 2008 at 6pm in St. Columba's Cathedral, Oban. Monsignor JosephAnthony Toal will be ordained by Cardinal Keith O'Brien as the new Bishop ofthe diocese of argyll and the isles. He will become the tenth Bishop ofargyll and the isles since the restoration of the Scottish Hierarchy in 1878and will succeed Bishop Ian Murray who has been Bishop since 1999.Commenting ahead of the ceremony, Bishop-elect Toal said; As a Priest of the diocese of argyll and the isles I look forward very muchto serving the Priests and people of the Di...
 

Tributes paid to Bishop Ian Murray

Posted by on 23rd January 2016 in Blogging | Bishop Ian Murray
  Tributes have been paid to Bishop Ian Murray, former Bishop of argyll & the isles, who died yesterday (Friday 22 January) aged 83.   Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow, President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland said:   “On behalf of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland I would like to offer Bishop Murray’s family our deepest and most prayerful sympathies,”   “During his active years as a bishop, Ian Murray played a full part in the life and work of the Bishops’ Conference contributing with humanity, faith and humour to everything that we did. He will be sorely missed. May God rest h...
 

Ordination of new bishop of argyll and isles

Posted by on 17th February 2016 in Blogging | Episcopal ordination,argyll and the isles,Bishop Brian McGee
  the Episcopal Ordination of Monsignor Brian McGee as the new Bishop of argyll and the isles will take place at St. Columba’s Cathedral in Oban on Thursday 18 February at 7.00pm.    Speaking ahead of his Episcopal Ordination Bishop Elect-McGee said; "I am very much looking forward to my Ordination as Bishop of argyll. Although it is a challenging vocation God's grace and the kindness of so many people has greatly encouraged me.  I ask for people to pray for me as I prepare".    the new Bishop will be consecrated by Archbishop Leo Cushley of St andrews and Edinburgh.   Commenting on the ordination of Bishop Elect...
 
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