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Thank you for visiting our parish website.

 


Our parish serves the catholic community in Dumfries, North West and the Upper Nithsdale Valley with our Parish Church located in Dumfries.

 

Our patroness is St Teresa of Lisieux (1875-1897). She was born Marie-Franςoise-Thérèse Martin in Alenςon, France on 2nd January 1873. Unfortunately her mother (Zélie Martin) died of breast cancer when Thérèse was only 4 years of age and her father, (Louis Martin) moved the family to Lisieux. She joined the Carmelite community in Lisieux at the age of 15-after urging even the Pope to allow her to enter so young! Thérèse herself died of tuberculosis at the age of 24. She was canonised in 1925, her feastday being 3rd October. Her remains are found at the Carmelite Convent in Lisieux. In 1997 Pope John Paul II declared her a Doctor of the Church. Her parents were the first married couple to be canonised as a married couple at the same ceremony by Pope Francis on 18th October 2015. Their feastday is 12th July.

 

We hope you enjoy the site we have created and that you learn a little about our history and the foundation of the parish and how we continue with our best efforts to serve the Lord today.

 

Join us for any of our services-you will be very welcome.

 

To book the Parish Hall please contact Mrs Peggy Marshall on 01387 261373

 


With every blessing to you and yours.



Our parish priest also serves the Parish of Holy Trinity, Lockerbie and the Church of St Luke, Moffat (www.rclockerbiemoffat.co.uk).