Around the Diocese

Stories and pictures from around the diocese.

Official Launch of ‘This is our Faith’

To mark the introduction of the new Scottish Religious Education Syllabus, This is our Faith, Bishop Joseph invited pupils from across the Diocese to join him for a special prayer celebration in St. Columba’s Cathedral, Oban on Thursday 7 June 2012.....

St.Columba's are the winners!

Primary 7 pupils at St. Columba’s Primary School in Oban have been announced as one of four winners of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall’s competition inviting schools to create a special Diamond Jubilee menu for The Queen.....

First Holy Communions in Oban

Twenty two young parishioners of St. Columba's Cathedral made their first Holy Communion on the Feast of Corpus Christi.

Kingussie Celebration of Corpus Christi

Fr. Paul Hackett and parishioners gathered in the church grounds for their Corpus Christi procession.

Good Luck St. Columba's!

Primary 7 pupils from St Columba’s School in Oban have made it to the last 16 schools in the UK to cook for the Queen in her Jubilee Year. Only two Scottish schools are in the last 16. The other is a high school in Shetland. The competition is for 10-15 year olds so the St Columba’s team faced stiff competition.......

A Joyful Easter Vigil at St. Mary's

        Fr. Ross Crichton writes from Benbecula, "We had the joy of baptising three adults and two children at our Easter Vigil, as well as receiving two other adults into full communion with the Church. Inara Mihailova, Marion Scanlon, and A...

A Great Day for Eigg

Last Monday, 16th April, the little church of St Donan on Eigg was packed, when local people and others who had travelled from the mainland gathered for a Mass of re-dedication......

Mass of Chrism 2012

This year the Mass of Chrism of Chrism marked our return to St. Columba's Cathedral after many months of work on the roof and tower. Parishes from across the diocese were well represented as we joined Bishop Joseph and members of the clergy for the blessing of the sacred oils.

Gala Concert in Oban

A fundraising concert for St. Columba's Cathedral was held in the Corran Halls, Oban on Friday 17 February.

The all-star cast included Michelle McManus, Mod Gold Medallist Paul McCallum and Irish Tenor Patrick Hughes.

New CD of spiritual songs from the Isles

Cridhe gu  Cridhe – Heart to Heart – is a new CD of spiritual songs from the southern isles of the Outer Hebrides......

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