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Fr Damien Gilhooley RIP

With great sadness we regret to advise that Fr Damien Gilhooley, retired Priest of the Diocese, has passed away this afternoon in Monklands Hospital, Airdrie, after his admission on Holy Thursday.

Funeral Arrangements for Fr Damien Gilhooley:

Fr Damien’s remains will be received into St James’ Church, Coatbridge, at 6.30pm on Monday April 24th.

His Funeral Mass will be on Tuesday 25th April at 11.30am, with his burial thereafter at St Joseph’s Cemetery, Rochsoles, Airdrie.

Biographical Information for Fr Gilhooley

Born 31st July 1944 in Cambuslang

Ordained 29th June 1968

Assistant Priest

St James’, Coatbridge 1968

St Benedict’s, Easterhouse 1971

St Andrew’s, Airdrie 1975

Our Lady of Lourdes, East Kilbride 1980

St Bartholomew’s, Coatbridge 1983

St Cadoc’s, Halfway 1989

Parish Priest

St Dominic’s, Craigend 1991

St Bernard’s, Coatbridge 1996

St James’, Coatbridge 2009

Retired 10th August 2019

Died 10th April 2023

May he rest in the peace of the Lord.

Our Lady, Queen of Priests, pray for him.


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