Parish History - Our Priests
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Parish Priests
On the 2nd February 2019 Father Michael Brown took charge of Holy Family Mossend as the 14th Parish priest in our 150 years history. Fr. Brown was born in Chryston on 9th January 1964. He attended St Ambrose’s High School, Coatbridge and later studied for the priesthood at Chesters and Scotus Colleges, Bearsden. On the 24th June 1998 he was ordained to the Priesthood by Bishop Joseph Devine, Bishop of Motherwell, in his home Parish of St Barbara’s, Muirhead. Father Brown’s first appointment was as Assistant Priest of St Bride’s, East Kilbride from 1998 to 2003. He then served as an Army Chaplain before returning to the Motherwell Diocese in 2005 and taking up an appointment as Assistant Priest of Sacred Heart, Bellshill in 2005. At this time Father Brown also served as Chaplain to Cardinal Newman High School. In March 2011 he was then appointed Parish Priest of St Gerard’s Bellshill where he remained for the next 2 and a half years. In September 2013 he was appointed Parish Priest of St Brendan’s, Motherwell, and Chaplain to Wishaw General Hospital. Father Brown returned to the Mossend, Bellshill area in 2019, when he took charge of our own parish of Holy Family Mossend replacing Father James Grant who after 23 years as parish preist in Mossend takes up a new appointment as the General Secretary to the Bishop’s Conference of Scotland.
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