The Roman Catholic Diocese of Galloway serves God's people in North, South and East Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway.
The vision and mission of the Catholic Church in Galloway is that of the Catholic Church Universal: to be a sign and instrument of communion with God, and of unity among all people.
The Bishop Writes
The Vatican and its Galloway connection
What is going on in the Diocese of Galloway?
Find out more about the life of our diocesan family here.
If you have any news or contributions that the Galloway Diocese News would be interested in contact the editor - David Kiltie.
A full list of Parish Mass times is available here to help you.
The Diocesan offices are listed here if you are looking for more information about who does what in the diocese.
Diary of Diocesan events.
We would welcome your suggestions and comments about the website.
You can contact us by email, phone or using the contact form.
Galloway Podcasts recorded a series about the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. The podcasts were written and read by members of St Mary's parish in Irvine.
Focus on St Andrew's Deanery
St Andrew's deanery stretches from Stranraer in the west to Lockerbie in the east and north to Moffat and includes the Isle of Whithorn, where you can find St Ninian's Cave. This is the Dumfries and Galloway council area.
Visit some of the parish websites here:
Dumfries - St Andrew's with Fr David Borland
Dumfries - St Teresa's with Fr Jim Hayes
Fr William McFadden
Fr William McFadden has some extra resources on his website for the Year of Mercy - see them here:
Scottish Committee for Interreligious Dialogue
Bishops' Conference of Scotland
The Committee for Interreligious Dialogue exists to make Catholics and others aware of the importance of interreligious dialogue within the life of the Church.
Visit their website here: interreligiousdialogue.weebly.com
Holy Doors challenge success!
Eleven students at the School of Education at the University of Glasgow recently took time away from their exam preparation to heed Pope Francis' call to undertake a pilgrimage to a Holy Door. Not content with one door, they visited all eight Scottish cathedral Holy Doors in under 24 hours, on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th April.