Clergy

Meet the clergy who serve our three parishes.

Fr Mark Cassidy

Fr Mark was born in Perth and educated in local Catholic schools. He entered seminary in the Pontifical Scots College, Rome in 1981 and was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Vincent Logan in St John’s, Perth on 8th July 1988. Fr Mark served as a curate in St Mary’s, Lochee, Ss Leonard & Fergus’ and St Columba’s, Dundee. He also served as Hospital Chaplain in Dundee from 1993-1997. He was appointed as Parish Priest to St Anne’s, Carnoustie in 1997. In 2000, Fr Mark joined the Royal Navy as a Chaplain and served in that capacity until returning to the Diocese in 2009. At that time he was appointed Parish Priest of St Pius X and Our Lady of Sorrows, Dundee. In September 2011 Fr Mark took up the appointment of Spiritual Director at the Pontifical Scots College, Rome - a position he held for seven years. He returned to the Diocese in September 2018 and was appointed Parish Priest here in St Mary’s, Lochee, followed by the addition of Ss Leonard & Fergus’, and St Columba’s some months later. Fr Mark also serves as Vicar Episcopal for Vocations and Accompaniment of Recently Ordained Clergy.

Fr Alexander Obiorah

Fr Alexander Chukwudi Obiorah hails from Eziowelle, South East of Nigeria. He was born on 10th April 1975 and grew up in Onitsha. After his Primary School education, he studied in the seminaries of St. Paul (Minor Seminary), Ukpor, All Hallows, Onitsha, St Joseph, Ikot-Ekpene (Philosophy), and Blessed Iwene Tansi Major Seminary, Onitsha (Theology). He was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Onitsha on August 27th 2005, by Cardinal Francis Arinze. After ordination he was appointed as a teacher and spiritual director at the Spiritual year Seminary and Chaplain for Catholic Students and Staff of National Metallurgical Training Institute Onitsha. He also gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from National Teachers Institute, Sokoto. In 2012 he was appointed Parish Priest of St Albert the Great Parish, Oraukwu. In 2014 he was asked to go to Australia and became assistant priest at Mersey Leven Parish in Tasmania for two years before becoming Parish Administrator of Circular Head Parish and Star of the Sea Parish, King Island. In August 2019 Fr Alex came to Scotland where he now serves as Assistant Priest in the parishes of St Mary's Lochee, St Leonard & St Fergus’, and St Columba's. 

Fr Jean Gové

Fr Jean was born in Malta. After completing his schooling under the De La Salle Brothers, he joined the Archbishop’s Seminary, in Tal-Virtu’, Rabat, Malta in 2012. He was subsequently ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Malta by Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna in St John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta on 27th April 2019, at the age of 26. After completing his theological studies at the University of Malta, Fr Jean was asked to further his studies. In September 2018 he moved to Scotland to begin postgraduate studies in Philosophy at the University of St Andrews. While carrying out his studies, Fr Jean is attached to our parishes.