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Apostolic Administrator

Rt. Rev. Joseph Toal STB KC*HS


Bishop Joseph Toal was appointed Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Motherwell on the retiral of Bishop Joseph Devine on 30th May 2013.

Bishop Devine now becomes Bishop Emeritus of Motherwell.








Bishop Joseph Toal

The Diocese of Motherwell was erected as a Suffragan See of the Archdiocese of Glasgow by the Apostolic Constitution Maxime interest of the 25th May 1947.

Since its foundation our diocese has both grown and decreased in size. However in recent years a large number of new housing developments, and thus the arrival of many young families who have taken up residency in the diocese, are giving us new hope of life in the future.

We hope this web site maybe of interest to you. Whether you know our Diocese well and are just looking for further information, or it has been a while since last you visited the Diocese, or you may just be surfing and have found us by accident - either way, we hope you find something of use to yourself.

Lastly, we pray that we may face that future in the same spirit as our forefathers confident that, with God's continued help and our efforts, his work in the Diocese of Motherwell may be accomplished for many years to come.

All correspondence should be addressed to the: chancellor@rcdom.org.uk


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National Pilgrimage to Carfin

8th September 2013


Permanent Deaconate Ordination of

Thomas Gorman

6th September 2013


Mass for

Pope Benedict XVI

Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral

28th February 2013


photo credit: Tom Eadie

Rite of Election 2013


photo credit: Tom Eadie

Installation of new Canons 14th December 2012


photo credit: Tom Eadie

Bishop Devine Signs the "See me" pledge to stop the stigma of mental-ill health


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