Clothes made for babies who are miscarried or stillborn. A beautiful gesture to give proper human dignity to babies who have died in the womb.
We are in desperate need of donations of toys, particularly for children under 5 years old. Due to the volume of requests for toys that we receive, our toy stock has been depleted. We are having to turn away requests for toys for children in vulnerable families at the moment, until donations of toys are received. So please, if you are having a clear-out this summer, bring your toys to us! The kind of toys that we need are ones that stimulate a child and encourage development. Usually they do not want soft toys, as the children already have soft toys. We only want good quality toys that are clean, without parts missing and in good working order.
You can bring donations to us at the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative, 104 Albert Road, Crosshill, Glasgow, G42 8DR. We are open on weekdays from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please phone in advance (0141 433 2680) just to check that we are around.
Many thanks in advance for your help. God bless.
We have invited the MFM Project to come to Glasgow this Autumn and run two training weekends for those interested in delivering these innovative fertility education workshops in schools:
Women’s Training to teach the Girl’s Workshop “The Cycle Show”: 30th September – 1st October
Men’s Training to teach the Boy’s Workshop “Agents on a Mission”: 4th – 5th November
There are separate boys and girls workshops to teach children (aged 9-12 years) about fertility. Using colourful materials and age-appropriate props, the children journey through the body to discover its ‘secret code’ of fertility, ending with a baby being born. They also learn about the changes that will happen in their bodies during puberty. Games, stories, paraphrases and music are used to make learning fun and engaging.
Get in touch with Jess if interested: email email@example.com or phone 07561315496
The award winning MFM Project runs fertility education workshops for boys and girls in their pre-teen years. We are looking for women and men to become trainers.
“ I can only protect what I value and respect.”
In a society where sex education is geared towards protecting young people from fertility (with negative connotations such as sexual abuse, STIs, abortion), this education programme seeks rather to teach young people to value their own body as a treasure and thus protect their fertility.
The girl’s workshop is titled ‘The Cycle Show’: the girls sit around the stage of life, made of colourful, beautiful materials. They experience what is going on inside their bodies through interactive elements, age appropriate props, storytelling and music.
The boy’s workshop is titled ‘Agents on a Mission’: a James Bond style adventure around male anatomy, with lots of physical exercise. They also learning about the female body and fertilisation of an egg creating a new life.
Take home message – every one of us was a ‘double champion’ at the start of our lives – made from the champion sperm and the queen egg.
Have a look at their website here: www.mfmprojectuk.org
We would like to bring these fertility education workshops to Scotland and are looking for women and men who would like to train to teach these workshops. Women teach the girl’s workshop and men teach the boy’s workshop. Please get in touch with Jess if you are interested- email firstname.lastname@example.org. And you can also contact the UK Co-ordinator Hilary Hodgson email@example.com
There is training scheduled in Bollington, Cheshire this year:
Men’s training (“Agents on a Mission”): Thursday 20th April – Friday 21st April
Women’s training (“The Cycle Show”): Saturday 6th May – Sunday 7th May
If there is sufficient interest, then we can also organise training in Glasgow at a later date.
To mark the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act, over 100 people, including our very own Sr. Andrea came together to form a human chain in silent witness on Lothian Road, Edinburgh last Saturday. Old, young and the very young made the journey to witness to life. There were lollies, balloons and a wee bit of sun intermittently to help us on our way. Next year marks the 50th year since abortion was made legal in Britain and the witness to the lives lost grows steadily…
At Mass in our church today the Feast of the Annunciation was celebrated. Its official date is March 25 but because of the date of Easter this year it has been delayed. In the Liturgical Year the Church celebrates many significant feasts of Our Lady; if there is a hierarchy of these memorable occasions that of the Immaculate Conception will be first, because it is this unique privilege that points towards every other event of Our Lady’s life on earth and her approved apparitions during the Church’s subsequent history.
Nonetheless, the subject-matter of the Annunciation has inspired more artists because of the very human drama of the event described in the Gospels: the angel Gabriel’s momentous communication, followed by Our Lady’s life-changing “Fiat”. My own favourite painting is Fra Angelico’s, because it so beautifully conveys Our Lady’s humility. It reminds one that one of the most attractive features of Catholicism is the person of Our Lady herself and the role she has played in salvation history. Although our love for her is incomprehensible to those outside the Faith, she fulfils our human longing for a mother infinitely compassionate and loving – and especially for a mother who will unceasingly intercede for us with her Son.
This particular feast in honour of Our Lady is also significant because it is intrinsically bound up with the pro-life movement. If Jesus became a human being at the Annunciation of his conception, so does every baby in the womb. Thus to be a Catholic is to be pro-life. Other Churches may quibble about a time when a baby is “less” than human and a time when it becomes “more” human; the Feast of the Annunciation tells it like it is