Rev Fr. JOSHUA DAMINA KAURAS is from Bauchi Diocese Nigeria is currently on mission here in the Archdiocese of St. Andrews & Edinburgh. Fr Joshua was born on 15th September 1980 in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
He attended Bazanshi Central Primary school Bogoro LGA, from 1987 to 1993. Later proceeding to High School : Federal Technical College Shiroro, Minna Niger State; where he finished in 1999. After which he gained admission into St. Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary from 2000 to 2004 for his philosophy there and gained Bachelorette Certificate in philosophy. Furthermore, after one Year of pastoral work, he proceeded to St Augustine Major Seminary Jos, Plateau State, there he obtained his STB in Sacred Theology from 2005 to 2009. He was ordained a Deacon on 4th of July 2009 and served for one year. Ordained a Catholic Priest on 12th June 2010, by his Grace Most Rev. Dr. Ignatius Kaigama, the Archbishop of Jos Archdiocese, then the Apostolic Administrator of Bauchi Diocese.
Meanwhile, as a priest Fr Joshua has worked as an assistant priest at Christ The King Chaplaincy Federal Polytechnic Bauchi from 2010 to 2012; then as a Parish Priest of St. Francis Xavier Azare From 2013 to 2016, after which he was then transferred to St. John the Evangelist’s Catholic Cathedral to become. During the time that he worked as the Cathedral Administrator in Bauchi Diocese for two years From 2016 to 2017. In 2018 Fr was sent on a Spiritual Direction Course in IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY at Centre For Renewal Jos (CFR). Then from September 2018 to September 2019, He served as a Parish Priest of St. Dominic Inkil, Bauchi.
In 2019 Fr Joshua volunteered to go for missionary work in Scotland to the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh in particular as it was Fr Aidan Cannon, a priest of this archdiocese who received his family into the Catholic Church.
Father arrived in the Archdiocese on 3rd December 2019, and started his Mission work as an assistant priest in St. Serf’s Parish Kirkcaldy: St. Marie’s, St Pius X, and St. Ninian’s Cardenden and served there from December 2019 to August 2020. He was then posted to St. Mary’s Stirling as assistant priest from September 2020 to March 2021.
It was on 3rd of March 2021 that Archbishop Leo Cushley appointed him to be Parish Administrator of The Most Holy Trinity Parish, South West Fife, which will take effect on 10th of April 2021. Fr arrived here in Dunfermline on 20th of March, to start the handover from Fr Kevin.
Reverend Patrick Carrigan, was ordained a Permanent Deacon for service in the archdiocese in September 2017.
He was initially appointed to provide pastoral assistance across the deanery of Fife, but with the creation of our new parish, was appointed by the Archbishop as Pastoral Assistant in the Most Holy Trinity Parish.
Having previously served in the local Constabulary for twenty-eight years, Deacon Pat offered himself for service in the Church and studied for his Bachelor of Divinity degree through the Maryvale Institute. Deacon Pat is married and has three grown up children.
Deacon Pat’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Mary Irvine was secretary in Our Lady of Lourdes from well before the creation of the Most Holy Trinity Parish and is therefore well placed to continue her role in the life of the new parish.
The Parish Office is located in the church house at Our Lady of Lourdes, 67 Aberdour Road, Dunfermline. KY11 4QZ Tel: 01383 722202
The Office is open Mon, Wed, Fri 0930-1230 for general enquires, hall bookings at Our Lady of Lourdes, and arranging appointments etc.