The Archbishop elect invites the clergy of the Archdiocese to join him in Saint Andrew’s Cathedral on Tuesday 8th February at 12 noon for a time of prayer and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after which he would welcome the opportunity to meet the clergy over a simple sandwich lunch in the Curial Offices.
Speaking of his appointment, the Archbishop elect gave the following message…..
"I feel overwhelmed by the trust Pope Francis is putting in me by appointing me as Archbishop of Glasgow.
It will be wrench for me to leave Galloway Diocese where for seven years I have experienced the kindness and friendship of so many people, particularly the clergy. God truly blessed me by sending me to Galloway and I hope that my successor there will be similarly blessed.
As I overcome my initial shock at being appointed Archbishop my thoughts now turn to the challenges that lie ahead. I look forward to working with all in the Archdiocese, laity and clergy, to carry out the mission that we share of proclaiming God’s good news and of bringing the joy of the gospel into the lives of the people of today.
I am well aware of my own inadequacies and of the difficulties the Church faces today. Thank God therefore that we can be sure of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the Church.
As I leave the Diocese of Galloway behind, from now on I belong to Glasgow. And I assure the people of Glasgow of my commitment and dedication to them."
Please remember Bishop Nolan in your prayers.