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> Sacred Heart Church, Bridgeton
jammydodger
post 2nd Dec 2013, 10:32pm
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I'm surprised that nothing has been posted about Sacred Heart Church, Bridgeton, which is still there I believe, in Old Dalmarnock Road. It was a big parish in my time (50's/60's), lots of priests, I can remember Canon Morrison, who had a bad temper, young Father Hughes, and I should remember more, since I was an altar boy there for years, but I'm no good at remembering stuff, so I hope some others might let us have the benefit of their memories!

The parish was so big that it had to be split in the 60's when Our Lady of Fatima was created along the road in Dalmarnock, just off Springfield Rd. That didn't last long though, closed in the 90's?

Sacred Heart was a beautiful church, as I remember it, and always packed for 10am mass on a Sunday. I've been away from Scotland a long time, my memory isn't great, so any other memories out there? Come on, folk, you might even spark some more from me! I'm sure it's all in there somewhere!
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mlconnelly
post 2nd Dec 2013, 10:43pm
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My Grandparents were married in the Sacred Heart on 17 January 1930, my mum arrived just over 9 months later. Both she and my uncle were christened there. I was in the church a few years ago at a funeral and thought place was very cold and drab but nothing that a coat of paint wouldn't fix. Mary
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taurus
post 3rd Dec 2013, 08:40pm
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I went to Sacred Heart school,as did my husband,he was christened there,first communion confirmation the lot. I was christened in St Alphonsus but did everything else in Sacred Heart,I loved that church,so beautiful and well kept up,my big brother sang in the choir,they sang at 12 oclock mass,the big organ belting out the hymns,my heart swelled with the atmosphere.When it came time to get married we were refused as I lived in Marquis St ,not in the parish they said,the priests were a lot of Hitlers back then,now the place is so run down,and half empty at mass the last time I was in it on one of my trips home.Canon Mullins was the parish priest when I went to school in the 50`s ,a right crabbit old B he was too,and had a wee terrier dog he walked about with everywhere,and it was the same,snapping and growling at everyone.
Father Forbes was everyone`s nightmare,when we went to confession with the school we all prayed it wouldn`t be him that day.When I was still at the wee school we got a newly ordained priest,just a boy,Father Coakley,so young and shy,with the strongest Irish accent.Got a big shock when I went there a few years ago,he was parish priest,wee,fat and balding.There Jammiedodger,some memories for you.
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post 3rd Dec 2013, 10:55pm
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I went to Sacred Heart school,as did my husband,he was christened there,first communion confirmation the lot. I was christened in St Alphonsus but did everything else in Sacred Heart,I loved that church,so beautiful and well kept up,my big brother sang in the choir,they sang at 12 oclock mass,the big organ belting out the hymns,my heart swelled with the atmosphere.When it came time to get married we were refused as I lived in Marquis St ,not in the parish they said,the priests were a lot of Hitlers back then,now the place is so run down,and half empty at mass the last time I was in it on one of my trips home.Canon Mullins was the parish priest when I went to school in the 50`s ,a right crabbit old B he was too,and had a wee terrier dog he walked about with everywhere,and it was the same,snapping and growling at everyone.
Father Forbes was everyone`s nightmare,when we went to confession with the school we all prayed it wouldn`t be him that day.When I was still at the wee school we got a newly ordained priest,just a boy,Father Coakley,so young and shy,with the strongest Irish accent.Got a big shock when I went there a few years ago,he was parish priest,wee,fat and balding.There Jammiedodger,some memories for you.

Ma' mammy went tae scool there an' a believe Lonnie Donnigan did tae. Ma' ma wis also christened there. (no in ra school, in the chapil )A' went tae St. Anthonys in Guvin but a' wis Bapsinated in LadyaLuirds in Cardonald.
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dizzybint
post 11th Dec 2013, 04:01pm
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The church is close to where I live....
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Eileen1950
post 1st Apr 2016, 11:03pm
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My parents were married there Jan 4, 1950 Mary Callan and John McGowan by Fr. Forbes. She was born and raised in Bridgeton and lived at 18 Garvald Street. My grandparents were Isabella Callan née Gray and William Hugh Callan. My mother was pretty closed mouth about her family so I know there were siblings so there must be cousins somewhere! I remember the name O'Hara being mentioned but that's it.

She came to America in 1952 and returned to my fathers family for visits in Cambuslang!!

Parents are both deceased so if anyone by chance has any info, would be so grateful.
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post 26th Aug 2016, 09:18pm
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My parents were married there Jan 4, 1950 Mary Callan and John McGowan by Fr. Forbes. She was born and raised in Bridgeton and lived at 18 Garvald Street. My grandparents were Isabella Callan née Gray and William Hugh Callan. My mother was pretty closed mouth about her family so I know there were siblings so there must be cousins somewhere! I remember the name O'Hara being mentioned but that's it.

She came to America in 1952 and returned to my fathers family for visits in Cambuslang!!

Parents are both deceased so if anyone by chance has any info, would be so grateful.

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Eleen1950 . We're cousins . I'm HughieCallan1948. I've just seen your post trying to get in touch with the family. Mary & John was my auntie & uncle, I was brought up I at 18 Garvald Street, Dalmarnock. I have 2 sons & daughter, I hope to hear from you soon.

GG.
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post 9th Oct 2016, 08:34pm
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I have just found out I was baptised there in the 1960s family lived in French Street, hoping to pay a visit one day. It looks nice on the website.
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