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Clergy Changes

Bishop Toal has made the following clerical changes effective 3rd June 2016. Click here to read the full list of changes.

Canon Patrick O'Hare RIP

We pray for the eternal repose of Canon Pat O’Hare, retired priest of this diocese who passed away peacefully in Our Lady, Mother of Mercy Nursing Home, Newry on Thursday 30th March. Canon Pat turned 89 years of age a few days ago, 27th March, and served this diocese from his ordination in 1953 in the following parishes: St. Barbara’s, Muirhead 1953-1958, Assistant priest St. Bride’s. Cambuslang, 1958-1967, Assistant Priest St. Clare’s, Easterhouse 1967-1972, Assistant Priest St. Paul’s Hamilton, 1972-1977, Parish Priest St. Gerard’s, Bellshill, 1977-1984, Parish Priest Sacred Heart, Salsburgh/St. Catherine’s, Harthill 1984-1992, Parish Priest St. Thomas, Wishaw, 1992-2002, Parish Priest Can

Easter Message from Bishop Toal

Easter Message from Bishop Joseph Toal I extend warm Easter greetings to all in the Diocese of Motherwell, and pray that the Risen Lord may bless you, your families, parishes, schools and communities with his grace and peace. We pray especially for peace in the world, and for those suffering because of war, terrorism, and persecution. As we progress through the Jubilee Year of Mercy, especially as we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday next weekend, let us continue to reach out to the Lord in our own need for his healing love and forgiveness, and let us strive to show his mercy to others in out words and good deeds. May the Joy of Easter remain with us always, + Joseph Toal

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