Jesuit Mission (1954-1988)
The Jesuit order took over the parish in 1954 and Lerwick had a resident Parish Priest for the first time since 1871.
The following priests served the Shetland Islands:
Fr Ryland Whittaker, SJ, (1954-1961)
Fr Francis Cairns, SJ, (1956-1959)
Fr William Ryan, SJ, (1961-1965)
Fr Brian Riordain, SJ, (1965-1980)
Fr Rory Geoghegan, SJ, served at Sullom Voe during the oil boom (1976-1985)
Fr Fintan Creaven, SJ, (1980)
Fr Thomas Lakeland, SJ, (1980)
Fr Michael Spencer, SJ, (1980-1981)
Fr Gerald Fitzgibbon, SJ, (1981-86)
Fr Victor Riederer, SJ, (1986-1988)
In 1988 the Jesuits gave the parish back to the diocese of Aberdeen.