Thank you for your donations

May 5, 2017

Thanks so much for all your support. Over the months of March and April, your donations have been used to support 93 vulnerable families.

We have been blessed to have many individuals coming to the door to donate baby equipment they are no longer in need of. Before Easter, the Knights of St Columba (Council 8, Clydebank) donated Easter eggs and we were able to redistribute these. In April we also had a visit from Fr Michael John, parish priest of St James’ Church in St Andrews, who drove over to Glasgow with a van full of items that had been donated by his parishioners.

Items that we are in need of currently are:

Baby baths

Cotton wool

Ikea bags – the big blue ones (we use these to package clothing that we give out)

Prams

Moses baskets

Baby boy outfits for aged 0-3 months (please only donate clean laundered clothing and clearly label the bag ‘BOY 0-3 MONTHS’)

 


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/


Thank you for your donations

March 4, 2017

Thanks you so much for all your support. So far this year, over the months of January and February, your donations have been used to support 70 vulnerable families.

Items that we are in need of currently are:

Baby baths

Ikea bags – the big blue ones (we use these to package clothing that we give out)

Prams

baby-bath


Things to do this week

November 29, 2016

A few things for you to get involved with!

1)      Advent bazaar is on THIS SATURDAY 3rd December, from 1 pm – 3 pm, at the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative, 104 Albert Road, Crosshill, Glasgow G42 8DR. Please come along and support it. There will be a tea room, tombola, bottle stall, lucky dip, bric-a-brac, home baking, crafts.

2)      If you have donations for the Advent bazaar (such as bottles, tombola prizes or home baking), please bring them to the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative by Friday 2nd December at the latest.

3)      Please write to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as soon as possible voicing your opposition to her considering the NHS in Scotland providing abortion to women from Northern Ireland. See the post on our blog for further details of her recent comments in First Minister’s Question Time https://cardinalwinningprolifeinitiative.wordpress.com/2016/11/25/write-to-nicola-sturgeon/

Many thanks and God bless,

Sr Roseann, Sr Andrea and Jess


Auld Joe

March 23, 2016

Dear friends, it is with a heavy heart that I bring the news that Sr Roseann’s dad has now passed away. He went peacefully and was surrounded by the family.

Please keep Auld Joe, the Sisters and the family in your prayers.

Rest in Peace Auld Joe

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From Bump to Buddy

March 6, 2016

He Saved Me

December 14, 2015
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The panic is temporary. The fear is temporary. The crisis is temporary. The days when you wake up thinking “how did I make such a huge mistake” are so few in retrospect.

You have nine months for all that, but then it gets good. Still difficult, don’t get me wrong, but so so good…

My “crisis pregnancy” turned 15 today. He’s just a year shy of the age I was when I got pregnant with him (a thought that terrifies me, trust). However, he’s anything but a mistake.

He’s the other half to all my inside jokes. He’s the best person I’ve ever known. He’s the one who binge watches Doctor Who with me and teaches me about robots and video games. He’s the reason I started New Wave Feminists. He’s the owner of a pure heart, swiper of my favorite CDs, and contributor of copious amounts of laundry. He’s the kid who still has me hanging around skateparks a decade and a half later. He’s often my (much needed) filter, because he’s a stereotypical naturally mature firstborn, and the last one to ever let me down. He’s the kid that I didn’t really raise at all, but instead grew up alongside. He’s my heart and soul.

I didn’t know it at the time, but choosing life for him would give me a life that I wouldn’t trade for the world.

See, you don’t realize how temporary the “crisis” is when it’s consuming your every waking moment, but as soon as you get beyond that… Such beauty can be born from that which we never planned.

Fear is temporary, but the courage you gain facing it lasts forever. Panic subsides, but the strength you find in the midst of the crisis endures. Perhaps the most amazing thing though is how the love you feel for this new life, whether it was intended or not, suddenly turns a “mistake” into a miracle.

I didn’t save my son by “choosing life.” He saved me.