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17 February
Feb 17
17th February 2016

 

The Episcopal Ordination of Monsignor Brian McGee as the new Bishop of Argyll and the Isles will take place at St. Columba’s Cathedral in Oban on Thursday 18 February at 7.00pm. 

 

Speaking ahead of his Episcopal Ordination Bishop Elect-McGee said; "I am very much looking forward to my Ordination as Bishop of Argyll. Although it is a challenging vocation God's grace and the kindness of so many people has greatly encouraged me.  I ask for people to pray for me as I prepare". 

 

The new Bishop will be consecrated by Archbishop Leo Cushley of St Andrews and Edinburgh.

 

Commenting on the ordination of Bishop Elect McGee, Archbishop Cushley said; “Bishop-elect McGee is a good man, a fine priest and a seasoned pastor who brings many years of experience to bear in his new role as Bishop of Argyll & the Isles.” 

 

“His own family has roots in the north of Ireland, just like St Columba who travelled in the 6th century to Iona in order to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to consolidate it among the peoples of his own language and culture – so Bishop-elect McGee now follows in his saintly footsteps.”  

 

The Papal Nuncio, HE Archbishop Antonia Mennini, will attend, representing Pope Francis. 

 

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Notes to Editors

 

1. You are invited to send a reporter/photographer to the ordination on Thursday 18 February. The Cathedral will be open from 5.30pm and the Mass of Ordination will begin at 7.00pm. Please email the Catholic Media Office - mail@scmo.org - if you wish to send a representative. 

 

 

2. Photographs of Bishop Elect McGee will be available on request. Please contact the Catholic Media Office - mail@scmo.org 

 

3. The diocese of Argyll and the Isles has been vacant since Bishop Joseph Toal, its former Bishop was installed as Bishop of Motherwell on 23 June 2014. Monsignor James MacNeill has been the Administrator of the Diocese in the interim.  

 

4. The Diocese of Argyll and the Isles was established in 1878 it covers an area of around 31,080 km² and has a Catholic population of 10,546 (14.1%)

 

5. The appointment of Bishop Elect McGee is the fifth Scottish Episcopal appointment made by Pope Francis since his election on 13 March 2013. He appointed Bishop William Nolan of Galloway on 22 November 2014, Bishop John Keenan of Paisley on 8 February 2014, Archbishop Leo Cushley of St. Andrews and Edinburgh on 24 July 2013 and Bishop Stephen Robson of Dunkeld on 11 December 2013.  

 

6. Biography – Bishop Elect McGee: DOB 8/11/1965. St Joseph’s Primary School, Greenock (1970-73), Holy Cross Primary School, Greenock (1973-77), St Vincent’s College, Langbank (1977-78), St Mary’s College, Blairs (1978-83), St Patrick’s College, Thurles, Co.Tipperary, Ireland (1983-89), Ordained priest for the Diocese of Paisley 29th June 1989 in St Mary;s, Greenock by Bishop John Mone.  

Certificate in Philosophy (Distinction) 1984 St Patrick’s College, Thurles  

Diploma in Theology (Distinction) 1988 St Patrick’s College, Thurles  

MA Christian Spirituality (Distinction) 2011 Sarum College, Salisbury  

Parishes: St Charles, Paisley (1989-95) (Assistant Priest),  Holy Family, Port Glasgow (1995-97) (Assistant Priest), St Joseph’s, Clarkson (1997-07) (Parish Priest), Scotus College, National Seminary (2007-09) (Spiritual Director), Holy Family, Port Glasgow, (2009-2016) (Parish Priest)

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