Bishop John Keenan

About Bishop John Keenan

Bishop John was born on December 19, 1964, in Glasgow. He was educated at the Salesian College, Shrigley Park, Cheshire; University of Glasgow 1984-1988 (LL.B); Gregorian University, Rome 1988-1995 (S.T.B., PH.L).

Having studied at the Pontifical Scots College, Rome, he was ordained a priest on July 9, 1995 in St. Gregory’s, Wyndford by Cardinal Thomas Winning, archbishop of Glasgow. He was an assistant priest in Christ the King, Kings Park from 1995–2000 and chaplain at Holyrood High School, Glasgow from 1997–2000. He was a lecturer in philosophy at Scotus College, Glasgow from 1995–2005. He was appointed as chaplain to the university of Glasgow from 2000–2014 and parish priest of St. Patrick’s, Anderston from 2013–2014. He was appointed as vocations director of the Archdiocese of Glasgow 2013–2014.

He was nominated as bishop of Paisley by Pope Francis on February 8, 2014, and was ordained as the fifth bishop of Paisley on March 19, 2014 by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, the archbishop of Glasgow and his predecessor in Paisley.

A Shepherd’s Experience Leading His Flock in a Consecration to Jesus through Mary

A chance stop at the Children’s Rosary booth in the Conference Centre of the World Meeting of Families in Dublin 2018 brought me my first encounter with what would become my diocesan-led Child Consecration: To Jesus through Mary. After a c … [Read more...]