James is ordained to the priesthood

Father James Travers receives a framed Papal Blessing from Frank Devlin and Sadie Downey.
Father James Travers receives a framed Papal Blessing from Frank Devlin and Sadie Downey.

Father James Travers was ordained to the Priesthood for the Diocese of Motherwell in Sacred Heart Church, Bellshill, by the Bishop of Motherwell Joseph Toal.

Father James was a parishioner of the linked Sacred Heart/St Gerard’s parish where he served for much of his time as a Deacon.

Almost 60 priests attended the ordination mass, including Bishop of Galloway William Nolan, whom Father James had served with during his placement in Our Lady of Lourdes, East Kilbride.

The music was led by John Pitcathley and the Motherwell Diocesan Choir.