As the Vatican announces Monsignor Brian McGee, from the Diocese of Paisley, as Bishop-Elect of Argyll & the Isles, the Scots College community extend their congratulations.
The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has today appointed Monsignor Brian McGee from the Diocese of Paisley as the new Bishop of Argyll and the Isles. Bishop-Elect McGee will be the 11th Bishop of the diocese and follows in the footsteps of Bishop Toal, who was transferred to Motherwell in Spring 2014.
With his appointment, Bishop-Elect McGee admits the news has been “…very humbling, and indeed frightening…” however he also said after the announcement, that following a time of prayer and reflection he faces the mission given to him “…with quiet, but definite confidence…”
The Rector, Staff and Students of the Scots College, Rome, would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Bishop-Elect and wish him every success and blessing in his new ministry. He is assured of the community’s prayers as he prepares for his installation at St. Columba’s in Oban and for his mission as Bishop of the historic diocese of Argyll and the Isles.
Bishop-Elect McGee was born and raised in Greenock. He was ordained in 1989 after completing his studies at St. Patrick’s College, Co. Tipperary. During his ministry he has been Parish Priest in St. Joseph’s, Clarkston as well as Spiritual Director to our former sister college, Scotus on the outskirts of Glasgow.
Since 2009, Bishop-Elect McGee has been Parish Priest in Holy Family Parish, Port Glasgow.
His installation as Bishop will be held in the cathedral of St. Columba on Thursday 18th February. The college community will keep in our prayers as he prepares for the start of his new ministry.