Catholic Church Kilsyth

Fr Daniel P. Doherty

Fr Daniel Doherty

Fr Daniel Doherty

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 Emeritus O'Brien.

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 2014.

Fr Daniel Doherty at St Patrick's Kilsyth in 2014

Fr Daniel Doherty robes Fr Jamie McMorrin at his Ordination to the Holy Priesthood in St Mary's Metropolitan Cathedral Edinburgh on the 24th June 2016. This was a proud moment for Fr Daniel as Jamie had been an alter server of his in his former parish of Burntisland in Fife.

The ordination at the Cathedral was a double celebration as Fr Anthony Lappin was also ordained on the same day.


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