Fr. Scott Deeley
|Fr. Scott Deeley was born at Yorkhill in November 1975, the
eldest of four children.
He attended St Mary’s Primary School, Duntocher (1980-1987)
and St Columba’s Secondary School, Clydebank (1987-1993).
On finishing his secondary education he went on to read zoology
at St Andrews University, graduating in 1997 (B.Sc. (Hons)).
In the same year he was accepted to train for the priesthood
the Archdiocese of St Andrews and commenced his studies in
philosophy and theology at the Royal Scots College, Salamanca.
Fr Deeley was ordained to the priesthood on 12th August 2004
by His Eminence Keith Patrick Cardinal O’Brien at St Mary’s
Church, Duntocher and appointed as curate at St Patrick’s
Church, Kilsyth in September 2004. In September 2006 he was
appointed as curate at St. Paul’s, Milton of Campsie and
Dominic’s, Torrance. In September 2008 Fr Deeley
appointed as tempory assistant in in
St Mary’s, West Calder and
St Thomas’s, Addiewell.
When asked for a farewell message for this page, he said
"I will miss the two little parish Churches
at the edge of our diocese. I’ll also
miss the view of the Campsie Fells on my many journeys
between Torrance and
Milton of Campsie. Above all I’ll miss
the people who were so welcoming and
kind to me just because I was a priest".
His affection for St Paul's & St Dominic's is also reflected
in his choice of
personal e-mail address which contains both names.
Fr Tracey said of him in the newsletter:
"Fr Deeley leaves us this
week to take up his temporary appointment as assistant in
St Mary’s, West Calder and St Thomas’s, Addiewell.
We thank him most sincerely
for all that he has accomplished in the parish these last four
years. We wish him
well in his new appointment and assure him of our prayers.
On a personal note I
would like to thank Fr Deeley for the great support he has
given to me these last
two and a half years and particularly during my illness".
It was Fr Deeley who first suggested a website for the parish
so in a way this site
is part of his legacy.
Farewells are never easy, so let's just say - we wish him well.