Our Parish Priest is Rev. Fr. John G. Campbell.
Fr. John joined our parish family in October 2013. After the retiral of Mgr. Patrick Canon Osbourne. Father John is our fourth Parish Priest. Our first being Father Thomas Reilly follwed by Father Francis Jaconelli and then Mgr Pat.
His parents are Jimmy and Alice Campbell. He was born on 19th July 1963. At the age of 18, went to Saint Peters College Newlands, where Monsignor Osborne was his Spiritual Director, and a generous man who often gave a loan of his car, that students might
escape from the bedlam of college life. In 1985 the college moved to Bearsden.
In 1987 he was appointed Deacon to Saint Lucy’s Abronhill from January until August. Here he met many good friends and still enjoys their love and support. On September 5th 1987, he was ordained to the Priesthood, in his home parish of Saint Peter’s Bellsmyre Dumbarton. On September 14th he moved into Saint Ninians Knightwood until March 28th 1990 where he was appointed to Saint Paul the Apostle Shettleston. When he arrived in Saint Pauls he was secondary school chaplain, but within the week the parish priest took ill and was absent for a year. In 2000 Cardinal Winning asked him to take over as parish priest. He was delighted to do so, and enjoyed almost 24 years as part of Saint Pauls parish. He lived with the Saint Pauls people longer than with his parents, soI felt very much at home there and very close to the people. From 1999 he was also Director of the Ministry to Priests programme.
The Archbishop asked Fr John to consider coming here and on October the 4th he arrived here to build on Mgr Pats great legacy and help us build community among ourselves that we may build communion with God.
Sacred Heart Parish, is part of the Archdiocese of Glasgow. The priests and deacons of the Archdiocese are the Archbishops closest collabarators in Christ and with him serve the people of God.
Our current Archbishop is the
Most Rev Philip Tartaglia, Ph.B., S.T.D.
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia was born at Glasgow on the 11th January, 1951. He is the eldest son of Guido and Annita Tartaglia and has three brothers and five sisters. After his primary schooling at St. Thomas’, Riddrie, he began his secondary education at St. Mungo’s Academy, Glasgow, before moving to the national junior seminary at St. Vincent’s College, Langbank and, later, St. Mary’s College, Blairs, Aberdeen. His ecclesiastical studies were completed at the Pontifical Scots College, and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
He was ordained Priest by Archbishop Thomas Winning in the Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Dennistoun on the 30th June 1975. He then returned to Rome where he completed his ordinary course of studies in 1976 before beginning his research for his Doctorate in Sacred Theology. In 1978 he was additionally appointed as Dean of Studies at the College in Rome, and was also acting Vice-Rector at that time.
On completing his Doctorate in 1980, on the Council of Trent’s teaching on the Eucharist, he was appointed assistant priest at Our Lady of Lourdes, Cardonald, while at the same time becoming visiting lecturer at St. Peter’s College, Newlands, Glasgow.
A year later, he was appointed Lecturer at St. Peter’s College, Newlands, becoming Director of Studies in 1983. When Chesters College, Bearsden, opened in 1985 he was made Vice-Rector. In 1987 he was appointed Rector.
He served as Rector until 1993 when he was sent to St. Patrick’s, Dumbarton, as Assistant Priest before being appointed Parish Priest of St. Mary’s, Duntocher in 1995. In 2004, the Bishops’ Conference asked him to return to seminary as Rector of the Pontifical Scots College, Rome.
On 13th September 2005, it was announced that Father Philip Tartaglia had been nominated by the Pope Benedict XVI as Bishop of Paisley. On 20 November 2005, the Solemnity of Christ the King, he was ordained bishop in St Mirin's Cahedral by Archbishop Mario Conti. The co-consecrating bishops were Archbishop Raymond Burke of St Louis, Missouri and Bishop Jone Mone, Emeritus Bishop of Paisley. Archbishop Tartaglia took possession of the see of St Mungo in St Andrew's Cathedral, Glasgow, at 11.30 am on Saturday 8th September 2012, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The new Archbishop’s Episcopal motto is the Latin phrase, “Da robur, fer auxilium”, taken from the traditional Eucharistic hymn “O Salutaris Hostia”, composed by St. Thomas Aquinas. These words serve as an invocation: “Thine aid supply, thy strength bestow.”