It is with great sorrow that we announce the deaths of two priests of the Archdiocese in recent days.
Mgr Desmond Maguire, retired Parish priest of St Patrick’s, Dumbarton, died in retirement after a long illness. He was 90 years old and had served in five parishes since being ordained in 1954. He retired in 2006 from Parish ministry.
Fr Jim Dean, Parish Priest of St Robert Bellarmine in Househillwood, died suddenly at the wekend. He was 70 years old and had only been ordained in 2017 after a period as a permanent Deacon of the Archdiocese where he served in St Gregory’s and St Charles. He had been Parish priest of St Robert Bellarmine’s and St Bernard’s since his ordination.
Funeral arrangements for Mgr Maguire are as follows: Reception and vigil, St Patrick’s Dumbarton, Tuesday April 12 at 5pm, Requiem Mass, Wednesday April 13 at 12.30pm
Arrangements for Fr Dean as follows: Reception of Remains at St Robert's, Wed 20 April at 6pm. Requiem Mass at St Robert's Thursday 21 April at 11.30am.
Please remember both priests and their families in your prayers in coming days
Requiescant in pace