Catholic Church Kilsyth


Vocations from Kilsyth

Priests
Fr. William O’ Raw
Born 20/08/1876 in Kilsyth
Ordained 24/04/1900
Died 31/01/1913


Fr. Tom Rice
Born 23/04/1907 in Auchinstarry *
Educated at St Patrick’s School Kilsyth
and St Aloysius Glasgow
Ordained 10/06/1933

Fr. David Brown
Born 17/03/1928 in Banknock **
Educated at St Patrick’s Kilsyth,
St Modan’s Stirling, Blairs College
and Scots College Rome.
Ordained 29/03/1952

Fr. Patrick Kelly
Born 13/07/1935 in Kelvinhead ***
Educated at St Patrick’s Kilsyth,
Blairs College and Drygrange Seminary
Ordained 14/03/1959

Fr. John Callaghan
Born 18/11/1938 in Kilsyth
Educated at St Patrick’s Kilsyth,
Blairs College, Scot College
at Valladolid in Spain.
Ordained 27/04/1962

Fr. John Gordon
Born 20/11/1936
Educated at St John’s Port Glasgow,
St Columba’s Greenock, St Ninian’s
Kirkintilloch and Drygrange Seminary.
Ordained 04/04/1965 in Kilsyth

Fr. Patrick Brady
Born 07/02/1941 in Kilsyth
Educated at St Patrick’s Kilsyth,
St Modan’s Stirling, Blair’s College
and Drygrange Seminary.
Ordained 04/04/1965 in Kilsyth

Fr. Alan Meechan





 

Information courtesy of Fr. Pat Kelly, was via his cousin Mrs Annie Crainie a former teacher at St Patrick’s School.

Religious
Sister Mary Ann McCart Sister Mary Rose Fitzsimmons

Brother James Murphy

Sister Carmella Murphy

Sister Margaret Dempsey Brother Edward Coyle

* Auchinstarry was a small mining village between Kilsyth and Croy. It no longer exists but it was a part of St. Patrick’s Parish and is where most of Kilsyth’s Catholic community came from, as descendants of Irish Labour for the mines and canal
** Backnock was a part of St Patrick’s parish until 5th Feb 1961. When the new Parish of St Luke’s in Banknock was founded St Patrick’s gave up it’s association with the town.
The children of St Lukes still continued to attend St Patrick’s school until 1975.
*** Kelvinhead is a village due east of Kilsyth, close to Banton. Both villages remain part of St Patrick’s parish today.

 
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