Parish update

Due to a serious safeguarding concern being raised, the Archdiocese of Glasgow has removed Fr Neil McGarrity, Parish Priest of St Thomas Parish and administrator of St Bernadette’s Parish, from public ministry while inquiries are ongoing. The pastoral care of these parishes will be entrusted to another priest until the situation is resolved. The Archdiocese is cooperating fully with Police Scotland in their inquiries.

It is the clear policy of the Archdiocese that any concerns raised regarding children, young people and vulnerable adults will always be treated with the utmost care and concern. The Church has a mandatory policy of reporting to the statutory agencies and this procedure has been followed in this case.

Anyone concerned about any aspect of safeguarding issues should contact our Safeguarding Adviser, Caterina O’Connor by email caterina.o’connor@rcag.org.uk  or by mobile 07539893396.