Bishop Toal wishes to announce the appointment of Fr Kieran Hamilton, presently assistant priest at the parishes of St Patrick's and St Thomas' in Wishaw, as parish priest of St Brendan's Parish in Motherwell. The present administrator at St Brendan's Parish, Fr Owen Ness has decided to step down from all public ministry for personal reasons. We thank Fr Ness for his ministry at St Brendan's and in other parishes and wish him every blessing for the future.
Fr Hamilton will continue as school chaplain for St Aidan's High School for the time being. The post of chaplain to Our Lady's High School in Motherwell will be filled in due course.