Reminder: Pro-Life Mass this Wednesday

May 15, 2017

Please join us in praying for the pro-life cause this Wednesday 7th May evening. Mass will be celebrated by Fr Douglas Macmillan.

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


Pro-Life Awards- including Sr Roseann

May 9, 2017

We had a great evening on Saturday at the SPUC 2017 Pro-Life Awards Evening. We were welcomed by a piper on the door, and a drink’s reception. Then a new documentary was shown, outlining the history of the pro-life movement in Scotland, over the past 50 years. This was followed by a sumptuous 3 course meal. Finally the awards were presented, by composer Sir James MacMillan. Below is a picture of the winners (including our very own Sr Roseann Reddy) and what they were awarded for. We had some musical interludes by a renowned opera singer and then a talented young singer-songwriter. Our compere for the evening was Deacon Michael Ross. It was a joyful celebration and the awards were a well deserved recognition of much hard work over many years for the pro-life cause.

SPUC Pro-Life Award Winners 2017:

Faithful Defender of Life – Fr James Morrow (received by his brother Gerry)

Healer of Broken Hearts – Margaret Cuthill

Witness of the Gospel of Life – Sr Roseann Reddy

Building a Culture of Life – Project Truth Team

Witness to Conscience – Mary Doogan and Connie Wood

Witness for the Unborn – Robert Graham

Promoter of Human Dignity – Lynn Murray


Reminder: March for Life Saturday 20th May

April 29, 2017

This year’s UK March For Life will be held in Birmingham on Saturday 20th May. In this 50th year of the Abortion Act in the UK, it is time for us to make our pro-life presence felt. SPUC Scotland is organising a coach from Scotland to Birmingham for the event. Contact Louise on 0141 221 2094 or louise@spucscotland.org for a place on the coach.

As well as a march through Birmingham, the day will feature 2 inspirational speakers from the US: Lila Rose (president of Live Action) and Catherine Adair. There will be stalls, music, mercy bus and more!

Life from conception – no exception! http://www.marchforlife.co.uk

 


St Margaret’s Pilgrimage Invitation

April 26, 2017

This years National Pilgrimage to Dunfermline, in honour of St Margaret of Scotland, will be on Sunday 11th June 2017.

“This will be a real family event to which everybody in Scotland – not just Catholics – are invited given that St Margaret is an inspirational figure for all Scots as well as a heavenly protectress of the people of our land,” said Fr Chris Heenan, Parish Priest of St Margaret’s Memorial Church.

The roots of the summer pilgrimage dates back to June 1250 when the relics of Saint Margaret were translated to a new shrine in Dunfermline Abbey following her canonisation that year by Pope Innocent IV. An annual summer pilgrimage to Dunfermline soon emerged becoming a celebrated fixture within Scottish national life until the late 16th century. It was then re-established in 1899 and continued again until 1974. The pilgrimage was revived in 2015, after an absence 41 years.

We look forward to going and will be organising a bus from Glasgow to Dunfermline if enough people are interested.

To register your interest, please get in touch: email gospeloflifesisters@googlemail.com

http://stmargaretsdunfermline.co.uk/events/st-margarets-national-pilgrimage-2017/


Edinburgh Pro-Life Chain THIS SATURDAY 29th APRIL

April 25, 2017

Edinburgh SPUC invite you to their National Pro-life Chain – a silent witness against legal abortion. They host this event every year to mark the anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act coming into effect.

Meet at 10.45 outside the Usher Hall for 11am start

Prayer service separately beforehand, at 10am in the Sacred Heart Church in Lauriston.

Call SPUC Scotland on 0141 221 2094 for more information.

There is a bus being run from Glasgow, leaving at 8.30am and returning at 4pm. If you would like a seat on the bus, contact Louise on 0141 221 2094 or louise@spucscotland.org


Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat in June

April 22, 2017

The next Rachel’s Vineyard retreat in the West of Scotland will take place in June (13th-15th). This is a retreat for those who have been involved with abortion and are struggling afterwards. Open to women who have had abortions themselves, men who have lost a child through abortion, anyone who has been involved in an abortion decision (for example friends or family members) and healthcare workers who have taken part in abortion. Through companionship, prayer and activities based on passages of scripture, this retreat takes you on a journey from despair to hope. It is amazing to see the transformation that takes place in those who attend the retreats. The retreats are Christian based but are open to people of all faiths and no faith.

There is more information on the Rachel’s Vineyard website http://www.rachelsvineyard.org.uk

If anyone would like to go on the retreat, please get in touch with Sr Andrea (phone: 07816 942824, email: sisterandrea@rachelsvineyard.org.uk). All contact is kept confidential.

Also please keep this retreat in your prayers- that those who are hurt by abortion will be brave enough to come and seek healing and will apply to come on the retreat, that the team leading the retreat will be blessed in their preparations and that God will work in the hearts of all those involved.


Visit to Cardiff

April 18, 2017

Sr Roseann recently visited Cardiff, following an invitation from Brother Ambrose, at the Cardiff University Catholic Chaplaincy. She is grateful to the Sisters of Nazareth for their hospitality during her stay and the warm welcome from the Oratorians at the Chaplaincy. Whilst in Cardiff she spoke about the work of the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative to the students and to the Catholic Medical Association.