Friday 31 May 2019
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The Mortal Remains of Bishop Emeritus Joseph Devine will be received into the Diocesan Offices in Coursington Road on Sunday 2nd June at 9.00 am, where they will remain until 5.00 pm, to allow the faithful to pay their respects.
His remains will be received into the Cathedral of Our Lady of Good Aid for the Service of Vigil and Reception that same day at 5.00 pm.
The Requiem Mass will take place in the Cathedral on Monday 3rd June at 12 noon, when the Principal Celebrant will be Bishop Joseph Toal, who succeeded Bishop Devine as Bishop of Motherwell.
All of Scotland’s 8 Diocesan bishops are expected to attend together with Bishops from England and Ireland. The Moderator of the Church of Scotland’s Presbytery, Rev Kevin McKenzie, will attend together with Canon Andrew Sheriden of the Scottish Episcopal Church.
Among the guests will be: Council leaders from North and South Lanarkshire, Members of both the Scottish and Westminster Parliaments and the Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire.
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Born in Glasgow 7th August 1937;
Educated at St. Ninian’s Primary School, Kirkintilloch, St. Mary’s College, Blairs, St Peter’s College, Cardross.
Ordained priest in Glasgow, 29th June 1960.
Studied in Scots College, Rome (Ph.D., 1964, Gregorian University, Rome)
Private Secretary, Archbishop of Glasgow, 1964-65
Assistant priest, St. Robert Bellarmine, Glasgow, 1965-67
St. Joseph’s, Helensburgh, 1967-72
On staff of St. Peter’s College, Cardross, 1967-74
Assistant chaplain, Catholic Chaplaincy at the University of Glasgow, 1974-77
Episcopal Vicar, lay apostolate 1974-83
Nominated titular bishop of Voli (and auxiliary bishop), 5th May 1977
Ordained Bishop by Thomas Joseph Winning, Archbishop of Glasgow in St. Francis’ Church Glasgow, 31st May, 1977
Translated to Motherwell, 13th May 1983
Retired 31st May 2013.