Clergy

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1896 Parish is part of the Diocese of Glasgow:

 

  • 1896 -1903 Rev. James Humble

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    Born

    26th October Liverpool

    Educated

    Educated Blairs, Valladolid

    Ordained

    2nd June 1889, Valladolid

    1889

    Immaculate Conception, Maryhill

    1896

    St Brigid's, Newmains

    1903 - 1909

    Vice-rector, Valladolid

    1909 - 1940

    Rector, Valladolid

    1940

    Retired

    Died

    9 June 1948, Valladolid

     

  • 1903 - 1916 Rev. James Bird

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    Born

    1984, Perth

    Education

    Educated Blairs

    Ordianed

    (For Eastern District)

    1903 - 1916

    St Brigid's, Newmains

    1916

    Retired

    Died

    25th September 1928, Perth

  • 1916 - 1921 Rev William O’Carroll

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    Born

    1873, Thurles, Co Tipperary

    Educated

    St Patrick's, Thurles
    St Peter's, Partickhill

    Ordained

    12th October, Glasgow

    1902

    St Anthony's, Govan

    1916

    St Brigid's, Newmains

    Died

    26 Sept 1921, Lanark

     

  • 1921 - 1924 Rev. Hugh McDonald

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    Born

    1880 Greenock

    Educated

    Blairs,
    St Peter's, Bearsden

    Ordained

    1960, Glasgow

    1906

    St Mark's, Carntyne

    1912

    St Paul's, Shettleston

    1917

    St Joseph's, Blantyre

    1921

    St Brigid's, Newmains

    1924

    St Bride's Cambuslang

    .Died

    28th December 1950, Glasgow

  • 1924 - 1929 Rev. John A. Lyons

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    Born

    1882, Glasgow

    Educated

    Blairs

     

    St Peter's, Bearsden

     

    Scots College, Rome

    Ordained

    1907, Rome

    1908

    St Joseph's, Tollcross

    1911

    St Andrew's Cathedral, Glasgow

    1916

    StAloysius', Glasgow

    1924

    St Brigid's Newmains

    1929

    Our lady & St Marks, .Alexandria

    Retired

    1937

    Died

    16 May 1955, Glasgow

     

  • 1929 - 1930 Rev. Joseph Courtney

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    Born

    1880, Calcutta India

    Educated

    Blairs

     

    Issy

     

    St Sulpice

    Ordained

    1906, Paris

    1906

    St Luke's, Glasgow

    1908

    St Margaret's, Johnstone

    1916

    St Fillan's, Houston

    1917

    St Anne's, Glasgow

    1923

    Our Lady & St John's, Blackwood

    1929

    St Brigid's, Newmains

    1930

    St Patrick's Greenock

    Died

    14 March 1949, Greenock

     

  • 1930 - 1937 Rev. William Stopani

    stoppani 

    Born

    1883, Lerwick

    Educated

    Blairs

     

    Valladolid

    Ordained

    1911, Valladolid

    1911

    St Augustine's, Coatbridge

    1930

    St Brigid's, Newmains

    Died

    20 March 1937, Lanark

     

  • 1937 - 1940 Rev. John F. O’Donnell

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    Born

    17th September 1891, Dundee

    Educated

    Blairs

     

    St Sulpice

     

    St Peter's, New Kilpatrick

     

    St Sulpice

    Ordained

    24th June 1918, Glasgow

    1918

    St John's, Glasgow

    1933

    St Patrick's, Shotts

    1934

    St Mary's, Coatbridge

    1937

    StBrigid's, Newmains

    1940

    St Joseph's, Helensburgh

    1945

    St Margaret's, Johnstone

    Died

    3rd March 1968, Clydebank

     

  • 1940- 1941 Rev. John Mcintyre

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    Born

    6th June 1895, Glasgow

    Educated

    Letterykenny

     

    Maynooth

    Ordained

    20th June 1920, Raphoe Diocese

    1920

    Lent to Glasgow Archdiocese

    1920

    Barrhead Glasgow

    1921

    St Patrick's, Shieldsmuir

    1921

    St Michael's, Glasgow

    1933

    St John's, Port Glasgow

    1940

    St Brigid's, Newmains

    1941

    Holy Cross, Croy

    1945

    StAlphonsus', Glasgow

    1947

    St Mirin's Paisley

    Died

    29 April 1961, Paisley

     

  • 1941 -1945 Rev. William McGhee

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    Born

    1899, Glasgow

    Educated

    Blairs

    Military Service

    1918 - 1919

     

    St Peter's, Bearsden

    Ordained

    1924, Glasgow

    1924

    St Andrew's Cathedral, Glasgow

    1941

    St Brigid's, Newmains

    1945

    Christ the King, Glasgow

    1948

    St Mark's, Carntyne

    1955

    Holy Family, Kirkintilloch

    Retired

    1977

    Died

    4 Sept 1978, Glasgow

     

 

1947 Parish becomes part of the new Diocese of Motherwell:

  • 1945 - 1952 Rev. Thomas Kelly

    thomaskelly 

    Born

    29th November 1896, Co Leitrim

    Educated

    Blairs

    Military Service

    1917 - 1919

     

    St Peter's, Bearsden

    Ordained

    6th June 1925, Glasgow

    1925

    St Margaret's, Airdrie

    1926

    Our Lady's, Saltcoats

    1939

    St Michael's, Glasgow

    1945

    St Brigid's, Newmains

    1952 - 1954

    Sick leave

    1954

    St John's, Portobello

    1961

    Chaplain, St Margaret's Convent, Hawick

    Died

    18 October 1963, Hawick

     

  • 1952 - 1957 Rev. Hugh Cahill D.D.

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    Born

    1905, Glasgow

    Educated

    St Aloysius' College,

     

    Blairs

     

    St Peter's, Bearsden

     

    Scots College, Rome,

    Ordained

    1931, Rome

    1931

    Saints Peter & Paul, Dundee

    1934

    Professor, St Peter's, Bearsden

    1940

    Professor, Blairs

    1946

    Professor, St Peter's, Cardross

    1951

    St Briget's, Ballieston

    1952

    St Brigid's, Newmains

    1957

    All Saints, Airdrie

    1961

    St John Bosco, New Stevenston

    1972

    St Mary's, Hamilton

    Retired

    1983

    Died

    11th April 1990, Airdrie

     

  • 1957- 1967 Rev. John O’Donnell

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    Born

    1918, Dumbarton

    Educated

    St Peter's Bearsdenl, Dumbarton;

    Ordained

    29th Juner 1944

    1944

    St Roch's, Glasgow

    1945

    St Columbkille's, Rutherglen

    1948

    OLGA, Motherwell Cathedral

     

    Diocesean Treasurer

     

    Diocesean Chancellor

     

    Very Rev Monsignor

     

    Right Rev Monsignor

    1957

    St Brigid's, Newmains

    1967 - 1983

    St Ignatius', Wishaw

    Retired

    1983

    Died

    3 March 1989. Wishaw

     

  • 1967 - 1976 Rev. Angus McKellaig

    AngusMac 

    Born

    1914, Morar

    Educated

    Blairs

     

    St Peter's, Bearsden

    Ordained

    29th June 1941, Glasgow

    1941

    St Ninian's, Glasgow

    1943

    St Fillan's, Houston

    1944

    Professor, Blairs

    1946

    Chaplin, St Ninian's School. Kirkconnel

    1947

    Carstairs House

    1948

    St Cuthbert's, Burnbank

    1954

    St Bartholomew's, Coatbridge

    1958

    St Benedict's, Easterhouse

    1962 - 1964

    Sick Leave

    1964

    St Bride's, Cambuslang

    1967

    St Brigid's, Newmains - Retired

    Died

    11th December 1992, Law

     

  • 1976 - 1985 Rev. Thomas C. Morris

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    Born

    20th August 1927, Donnegal

    Educated

    St Columbs' Derry

     

    St Patrick's, Carlow

    Ordained

    7th June 1957, Carlow

    1953

    St Monica's Coatbridge

    1965

    St Teresa's,Newarthill

    1967

    St Bride's, Cambuslang

    1972

    St Clare's, Easterhouse

    1976

    St Brigid's, , Newmains

    1985

    St Cadoc's, Halfway

    Retired

    1988, Ireland

     

  • 1985 - 1996 Rev. John W. Boyle

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    Born

    1922, Larkhall

    Educated

    Blairs, St Peter's

     

    St Peter's, Bearsden

    Ordained

    29th June 1946, Glasgow

    1946

    St Francis Xavier, Carfin

    1949

    St Bride's, East Kilbride

    1952

    St Mary's Hamilton

    1959

    St James's Coatbridge

    1961

    St Bride's, Bothwell

    1968

    St James's, Coatbridge

    1977

    St John Bosco's, New Stevenston

    1985

    St Brigid's, Newmains

     

    Installed in Chapter of Canons

    Retired

    1996

    Died

    31st January 1998, Glasgow

 

  • 1996 - 2000 Rev. Joseph Brannigan

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    Born

    29th January 1954, Airdrie

    Educated

    St Peter's, Cardross

     

    St Andrew's, Drygrange

    Ordained

    17th March 1978, Airdrie

    1978

    St Monica's, Coatbridge

    1980

    St Patrick's, Shotts

    1983

    Professor, Blairs

    1986

    St Leonard's, East Kilbride

    1988 - 1998

    Diocesan R.E. Advisor

    1988

    Our Lady and St Anne's, Hamilton

    1990 - 1996

    Resident Pastoral Centre , Newmains

    1992 - 1998

    Vicar Episcopal for Education

    1996 -2006

    St Brigid's, Newmains

    2006 - 2014

    St Mary’s, Lanark

    2014

    Died  2nd January 2014

     

  • 2000 – present  Rev. Hugh Kelly