Welcome Fr Francis
Superior General of Missionary Congregation of Mary of Mercy visits Winchburgh
Message from Fr Simon: ‘I am Fr Simon Khursad from Pakistan. I was ordained on 29 September 1995. Up until now I have worked in four parishes in Faisalabad. At present my duty is as parish priest of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in Gojar, Faisalabad. I have a big parish where I look after the high school, St Albert’s, and the hostel for the orphanages and poor students of the villages. I am also Diocesan Director of Catholic Commission for the Justice and Peace. I also work for the uplift of the poor women in our parish and look after the poor children who are working, along with their parents, under the landlords and bricklayers. We have also a small school for the children so that they may have a basic education and faith-formation. I am happy to be in Scotland and to be in your parishes of Winchburgh and Broxburn and look forward to meeting you all. If anyone would like to know more about my work in Pakistan working with the poor, I will be more than happy to talk to you. Thank you.’ (Fr. Simon).
Message from Fr Isaac: ‘I am Fr Isaac Oshomah, a Priest from the Catholic Diocese of Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria. I was ordained a Priest on 8 August 2009. I have worked as a Parish Priest of three different parishes in Nigeria before I was sent on Mission to Scotland. I have equally held various offices in my Diocese as Assisting Chaplain to the Diocesan choir, St Jude’s Society and also as Project Director of the Diocese. More so, as head of schools in the parishes I have worked. My Bishop has sent me to Scotland for Mission that will last for 6 years. I am to be of help in any areas I will be needed in the Archdiocese and also to learn more about the people of Scotland and their culture. I come from a family of 9 children – 6 girls and 3 boys. I am the fifth born in my family. My Mum and Dad are still alive and 7 of my siblings are already married; 2 are yet to marry. This year, on 19 October, I will be 40 years old. I am looking forward to this special day. Though my parents and siblings were crying when I was leaving them, but I am happy to be working among you in Scotland.’ (Fr Isaac).
Fr Isaac in his new suit. First suit at the age of 40
- Fr Isaac on his way to his first Celtic Game