Our Lady of Sorrows

September 15, 2020

Today we celebrate Our Lady of Sorrows

The suffering of rightly Jesus is front and centre in our faith however it is always worth also paying attention to the suffering of Our Lady.

At Jesus’ crucifixion and death Mary did the only thing she could to help: She was there. She shared in her sons sorrow and pain. In the same way Our Lady shares in our sorrow and is there for us. She is there as a mother to scoop us up and offer us comfort in our grief. By honouring Our Lady of Sorrows we to share in hers.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

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Pro-Life Mass this Wednesday

September 14, 2020

This month’s Pro-Life Mass is on Wednesday, 16th September at 7.30pm. We were really encouraged by the attendance last time, our first since lockdown, and want to thank you for your continued support, either by coming along or praying for the cause with us.

This month, and for the foreseeable future, the Mass will be held in Holy Cross church in Crosshill (113 Dixon Ave, G42 8ER). The door will be open from 7pm.

So, please note: the Mass continues to be held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, but the location has changed.

All the usual guidelines for public mass will be followed so please bring your mask with you.


Pro-Life Mass

September 9, 2020


This month’s Pro-Life Mass is on Wednesday, 16th September at 7.30pm. We were really encouraged by the attendance last time, our first since lockdown, and want to thank you for your continued support, either by coming along or praying for the cause with us.

This month, and for the foreseeable future, the Mass will be held in Holy Cross church in Crosshill (113 Dixon Ave, G42 8ER). The door will be open from 7pm.

So, please note: the Mass continues to be held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, but the location has changed.

All the usual guidelines for mass will be followed so please bring you mask with you.


The Birthday of Our Lady

September 8, 2020

Today we celebrate the birthday of Our Lady.

May today we feel the joy of the birth of Mary, our mother. May we take the time to celebrate Our Lady and all she had done to intercede for us. May we always remember we can run to her in our time of need and she will guide us by the hand to her beloved son.

Mary, Mother of the Church, pray for us


St Augustine

August 28, 2020

Today we celebrate the feast of St Augustine

St Augustine didn’t start his life in a saintly way however he experienced such a powerful conversion that not only did he turn his life around but he was so in love with God he was on fire love for him. Check out these quote of his below

“Come, O Lord, and stir our hearts. Call us back to yourself. Kindle your fire in us and carry us away. Let us scent your fragrance and taste your sweetness. Let us love you and hasten to your side” (VIII, 4).

“The message of your Holy Scriptures has set my heart throbbing, O Lord, and with the merger powers that are mine in this life I struggle hard to understand it” (XII, 1).

“You called me; you cried aloud to me; you broke my barrier of deafness…. I tasted you, and now I hunger and thirst for you. You touched me, and I am inflamed with love of your peace” (X, 27).

“O Love ever burning, never quenched! O Charity, my God, set me on fire with your love!” (X, 29).

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St Maximilian Kolbe

August 14, 2020

Today we celebrate the feast of Maximilian Kolbe.

“Despite, the loss of his father, his own poor health, the forces of religious apathy around him, and the Nazi regime, Kolbe spent his life focussed on serving others out of love for Jesus Christ and Mary, his mother. A theologian, a great communicator, a generous labourer, a prisoner, Kolbe died at Auschwitz as he had always lived, serving others and giving all that he had for love of God and neighbour.”

From a reflection on St Maximilian Kolbe by Matthew Harrison

St Maximilian Kolbe, pray for us

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St Enoch

July 18, 2020

Today we celebrate the feast of one of Glasgows very own saints – St Enoch

St Enoch is not only a Glaswegian saint but also a pro-life saint.

She is known as “Scotland’s first recorded rape victim, battered woman and unmarried mother”. A princess thrown out by her father because of her pregnancy, she was rescued by St Serf, the leader of a monastery.  She not only survived in some of the most difficult circumstances but went on to raise her son to be a saint. How can we not be inspired by her strength, courage and love.

In Smug’s mural on George Street, we see a modern-day interpretation of St Enoch cradling St Mungo. Captured on an ordinary Glasgow street is the love of a mother for her child regardless of the hardship she has faced.

 

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Pro-life Mass

May 20, 2020

Today marks another month where we are not able to join together in praying for the pro-life movement at our pro-life Mass.

We are again filled with great sadness and are looking forward to seeing you all when it’s safe to do so.

Please be assured of our prayer at this uncertain time.

We would again like to invite you to unite with us in prayer for the pro-life movement and in particular for anyone struggling with pregnancy at this difficult time.

 

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Our Lady of Fatima

May 13, 2020

When I was wee, my mum would tell me that my gran (her mum) would always say, “Even when I am no longer here, you will always have a mum looking after you – Our Lady”. My mum would then say, “Well that doesn’t get the stains out my shirt”.

I never actually met my gran but I have always felt a connection to her (I am named after her). In truth, I know very few things about her but that story of my mum’s always stuck with me. My gran must have had a beautiful faith. I think that sentence about always having a mother is easy to say. However, when my gran said it, she was a dying of breast cancer and facing the reality of leaving her daughter behind. And so to be able to say it, must mean she really believed it.

Why am I telling you this ?

Well, during this lockdown and separation from loved ones, I find myself missing my mum  quite a bit and, for all the wonders of technology, FaceTime doesn’t quite cut it. I actually can’t wait to see my mum in the flesh, give her a hug and rest my head on her shoulder. As we were praying the rosary last night, I was thinking of her and this wee story kept coming back to me.

As today is the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, I thought I might share it with you all and so remind us that, although a hug from our dear mothers may be  a while away, we still have a mother with us, a heavenly mother who is always watching over us.

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Pro-Life Mass

April 15, 2020

Usually on the third Wednesday of the month we would be joining together with many of you in praying for the pro-life moment at our monthly Pro-Life Mass.

For the first time in 9 years our pro-life mass will not be going ahead.

Although this fills us with great sadness, we would like to assure you of our prayers at this uncertain time.

We would also like to invite you to unite with us in prayer for the pro-life movement and in particular for anyone struggling with pregnancy at this extremely difficult time.

 

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