Fr Daniel P.Doherty is the Parish Priest of
St Patrick's Kilsyth. He commenced his duties in St Patrick's
Kilsyth on the 5th of September 2014. Fr Daniel is the 14th
Parish Priest of St Patrick's Parish Kilsyth since a Catholic
Parish was refounded after the Protestant Reformation in Scotland.
The Parish was refounded on the 5th January 1865.
Fr Daniel was born in 1963 in Falkirk. His father was Patrick
and his mother is Mary (Doherty). He attended St Andrew’s
and St Francis schools for his primary education and St Mungo’s
for his secondary education.
Before going to seminary, Fr Daniel worked in the freight shipping
industry for about 10 years.
He attended Scotus College, Glasgow 1992 till 1998 and was ordained
in St Francis Xavier’s, Falkirk on 30 June 1998 by the
then Archbishop O Brien now Cardinal
He served as an assistant priest at St Margaret’s, Dunfermline,
from 1998 to 1999.
His first appointment as a parish priest was in 1999 to St Joseph’s
Burntisland in Fife. In 2006, Fr Daniel moved to become the
parish priest of the parishes of Holy Cross and St Margaret
Mary’s Edinburgh where he stayed until he was appointed
parish priest of St Patrick’s Kilsyth on 6th September