A Dundee-born priest celebrated his golden jubilee of ordination with a Mass of Thanks-giving in his present parish of St Ninian’s.
Monsignor Kenneth McBride was ordained to the priesthood in 1962 by the then Bishop of Dunkeld William Andrew Hart.
Brought up in the Douglas area of the city, Mgr Ken studied for the priesthood at Blairs College in Aberdeenshire and the Royal Scots College in Valladolid, Spain.
He also studied for two years in Rome after completing his studies in Spain as he was too young to be ordained.
Mgr McBride’s first appointment in the Diocese of Dunkeld was as a curate in Perth where he served for 13 years.
He has also been parish priest in Newport, Tayport and Leuchars, in St Pius’ Dundee, his home parish, and he spent several years as administrator of St Andrew’s Cathedral.
He also served as Catholic chaplain at Dundee University for many years.
As parish priest in St Ninian’s he is also chaplain to the neighbouring primary school.
Last year he was honoured by Pope Benedict when he was made a Chaplain to His Holiness in recognition of his devoted years of service to the people of Dunkeld.
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