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Monsignor Burns

Mgr Jack Burns died peacefully in Glasgow Royal Infirmary in the early hours of this morning.

We give thanks for the earthly life that has just ended and for all that Jack achieved during his many years in the Priesthood. He is fondly remembered by many former pupils of Our Lady’s High School as one of the earliest school chaplains in the diocese, by many teachers for his work in catechetics and by the parishioners of St. Aidan’s, Wishaw and St. Bride’s, Bothwell as an energetic Parish Priest.

Arrangements for Mgr. Burns’ funeral will be forwarded as soon as they have been finalised.

May the Lord who chose Jack to serve Him as priest,

number him among his chosen in heaven.


May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

We at St Bride’s will remember Monsignor Burns with fondness. His love of football was legendary as any of the former pupils from Our Lady’s High School in the parish will testify. Others may remember his passion for food: dates and a penchant for the odd fish supper come to mind. Beyond all this we were blessed to have such a scholarly and holy man in our midst. He will be missed.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord

and let perpetual light shine upon him

May he rest in peace


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