March 15, 2018
We are delighted that next week’s pro-life Mass, on Wednesday 21st March, will be celebrated by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia. This month is the 21st Anniversary of the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative. Please join us for this special occasion of thanksgiving and prayer for the pro-life cause.
The programme for the evening is: Eucharistic adoration 6-7 pm, Rosary 7 pm, Mass 7:30 pm. Followed by refreshments. Join us for as little or as much of the evening as you can.
Venue: Blessed John Duns Scotus RC Church, 270 Ballater Street, Gorbals, Glasgow, G5 0YT
March 19, 2018
The rosary on the coast is a day of pilgrimage and prayer for the re-flourishing of our faith, for the grace to build a culture of life and for true peace to reign in the hearts of all peoples & nations. The event is on Sunday 29th April at 3pm. We invite you to join us at Wemyss Bay- email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be part of our group.
Today, the feast of St Joseph, begins 40 days of spiritual preparations for the rosary on the coast. Here is a link with suggestions of how to spiritually prepare: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/63f077_ce7406c995ff461bbb7ba7548b42c779.pdf
March 17, 2018
Sr Andrea and Sr Jess had a great time at the SPUC Youth Conference last weekend, along with 140 young people. Sr Andrea gave a workshop titled ‘Crisis pregnancy: a response’ and was on the discussion panel. There were many interesting speakers at the conference, two of whom spoke about the effects of abortion on women’s mental health. The talks cited a review of the research by pro-choice Prof Fergusson, which has shown that abortion (vs. carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term) is associated with a mild-moderate increase the risk of drug and alcohol misuse, anxiety and suicide.
March 14, 2018
A Programme for Health Professionals, Marriage Educators and others interested in Women’s Health and Fertility
Date: 31st May – 3rd June 2018
Venue: Schoenstatt Centre, Clachan of Campsie, Campsie Glen, Glasgow, G66 7AB
To find out more information and book a place, contact Fertility Care Scotland. Email: email@example.com or phone 0141 221 0858
Attendance at this Teacher Training Course will enable the participants to give information on the Billings Ovulation Method® to women and couples who wish to conceive as well as those wishing to use a natural method to avoid pregnancy. Recognition of the signs of fertility and infertility allows a woman to monitor her reproductive health. The woman who knows her own fertility patterns will be alerted early to any abnormality which requires medical management.
Once learned the Billings Ovulation Method® can be applied to all variations throughout a woman’s reproductive life:
- regular cycles
- irregular cycles
- anovular bleeding
- effects of stress
- after childbirth or miscarriage
- while breastfeeding
- approaching menopause
- low fertility
March 12, 2018
The Fertility Forum is open to individuals who are interested in and excited about promoting the Church’s teaching on Humanae Vitae. The group comprises NFP users, NFP teachers, mums, school teachers, healthcare professionals and the Sisters! The last Fertility Forum meeting was on Tuesday 27th February. We had a great discussion and have made a plan. Initially, we are going to pilot small group video courses and get together packs with ideas to make parishes more family friendly. No doubt there is plenty more to be worked on in the future.
The next Fertility Forum meeting will be on Tuesday 1st May, 7pm, Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative. Please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any ideas or want to get involved, even if you are unable to attend the meetings. The meetings are open to anyone who is interested and you don’t need to have come to previous meetings to attend.
March 10, 2018
At 7pm in St Margaret’s Church, Clydebank. All are invited for prayer, food and fellowship:
“I invite you all warmly to come and pray and share a meal with us at St Margaret’s as we are joined by the lovely Br Paolo of the Taize community in France. Br Paolo is deeply passionate about encouraging young people in their journey towards Christ and we are delighted to learn from him, pray with him and one another as we seek to enter ever more deeply into the mystery of God’s love for us.
Br Paolo is seeking to encourage more young Scottish people to journey to Taize and has made known to us of some scholarship opportunities, so any school pupils in particular who may be interested, please encourage them to come along.”