St Peter’s Church, Bellsmyre, Dumbarton; Father Dominic Doogan, right, concelebrates Mass with Archbishop Mario Conti and Monsignor Charles Burns, who as a student in Cardross, helped to restore St Mahew’s, the oldest church in the Archdiocese of Glasgow, where Father Doogan was once parish priest.
Pictures by Bill Heaney
By Bill Heaney
Arrangements have now been made for the funeral of Father Dominic Doogan, who served the Catholic Church as a priest in Dumbarton and Cardross.
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia will celebrate the Funeral Mass in private at the Cathedral on Thursday 7th May 2020 at 9.30 am.
The Mass will be live-streamed. You can follow the Requiem here: http://www.mcnmedia.tv/camera/st-andrews-cathedral
Afterwards, the Archbishop will preside at the burial in the priests’ plot of Dumbarton Cemetery complying with the restrictions in place limiting attendance to 10 close family or friends.
Archbishop Tartaglia said: “The whole Archdiocese of Glasgow mourns Fr Dominic Doogan (74), one of our best-known priests.
“Ordained in 1971, his priestly ministry spanned almost 49 years, having served in nine parishes across the Archdiocese during those years.
“His final appointment was as Parish Priest of the historic parish of St Mahew’s, Cardross, where his priestly service was greatly appreciated.
“Father Dominic was for a time assistant priest in Peter’s, Bellsmyre, Dumbarton, where he was assistant to the Parish priest, the late Father Nicholas Rowan.
“In recent years, Fr Dominic suffered indifferent health, and he retired in 2018, firstly residing at St Mahew’s and then at Nazareth House, Glasgow, where he died last week.”
During his priestly ministry, he was prominent in Catholic Charismatic Renewal and in Marriage Encounter. He also loved to go on Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for him.”