How your donations and support have helped

July 19, 2017

Thanks so much for all your support. Over the months of May and June, your donations have been used to support 73 vulnerable families. We have had phone calls from many women in crisis pregnancies needing support. We also had a successful Rachel’s Vineyard retreat, for those suffering after abortion, with 12 participants. We hope to start up a new team in the Dundee area to run Rachel’s Vineyard retreats there too.

We have been blessed to have many individuals coming to the door to donate baby equipment they are no longer in need of. The Amazon wish list, in June, was a big success and we had all of the items we wanted donated! We have had a great response to our appeal for toys this month- thanks to your generosity we have enough toys for the moment and will once again be able to respond to toy requests.

The Knights of St Columba have been brilliant in providing practical support to us- a group from the University came to check, clean and pack cots to be given out. Brian Henry brought a group of Knights to paint the doors of the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative building.

And of course we are ever grateful to our regular volunteers who come to sort through all the donations and make up packs of clothes and toiletries to give out to those in need.

In terms of what we need now, we are well stocked with donations of items and clothing to be sorted through.

If anyone is going to IKEA, please buy some of those big blue bags for us- we use these to package clothing that we give out.

http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/tools-fittings-curtain-rails/tools-fittings/frakta-carrier-bag-large-blue-art-17228340/

 


St Anne’s Day Event

July 17, 2017

Sr Roseann will be speaking at an event for the Feast of St Anne, mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary. All grandmothers, mothers and families are invited to attend.

When: Saturday 22nd July 2017, 3pm.

Where: St Columba’s R.C. Church, 74 Hopehill Road, Glasgow, G20 7HH

Programme:

3 pm: Procession followed by speakers:

  • Sr Roseann Reddy (Sisters of the Gospel of Life) “Mothers and Grandmothers in relation to St Anne”.
  • Sr Mary Ross (Sisters of Notre Dame) “The Importance of the Family”.

4 pm: Benediction, Rosary and Veneration of relics of St Anne

4:30 pm: Sunday Vigil Mass followed by food and refreshments


Toys Needed!

July 5, 2017

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.


REBOOT! Live! 27th July at 7 pm. Bute Hall, University of Glasgow

June 24, 2017

There is a great event coming up next month, called Reboot! Live! that we are really looking forward to. Chris Stefanick is a world renowned speaker who is coming to Glasgow especially for this event! A great opportunity for all ages, those of strong faith and of no faith for an evening to be inspired…. here’s more information from the organisers:

Centred on the heart of the Gospel, REBOOT! Live! reminds people of the love of God for them, and of their great purpose in life; and, shows them how to live the Gospel in everyday ways, in their everyday lives.

CHRIS STEFANICK is an internationally acclaimed author and speaker. He has devoted his life to inspiring people to live a bold, contagious faith. Archbishop Charles. J. Chaput, OFM, called Chris, “one of the most engaging defenders of the Christian faith on the scene today.”

Check out some of his videos on YouTube by searching: “Chris Stefanick”. One of our favourites is “You’re Kind of A Big Deal”! Or go to his website: www.reallifecatholic.com

The aim of this event is to “Reboot” one’s faith… therefore, why not bring along those friends or family members that are far from the Church? This event could be the catalyst for their return! 🙂

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets are priced at £10 for the waged or £8 for concessions (proof of concession to be presented at the event).

If you wish to purchase tickets electronically then the tickets will cost £11.21/£9.08 due to the website’s transaction fee. If you purchase tickets online then you must bring a print out of your confirmation email with you to the event – this will be your ticket. www.RebootLiveScotland.eventbrite.co.uk

If you wish to buy a printed ticket for £10/£8 then you will be able to do so from your parish representative during the month of June. Alternatively, you can purchase them from the RE Office at the Archdiocese of Glasgow Curial Offices: 0141 226 5898 / www.rercglasgow.org

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact: rebootlivescotland@gmail.com


Reminder: Pilgrimage to Dunfermline next Sunday

June 4, 2017

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

We are leaving from Glasgow at 10 am. If anybody wants a lift from Glasgow to Dunfermline, please phone or email as soon as possible 0141 433 2680  gospeloflifesisters@googlemail.com

The programme for the day is:

10 am: Pilgrims arrive and there will be regular guided tours of sites associated with St Margaret. Covered area in Pittencrief Park available for lunch.

2 pm: Procession led by Archbishop Cushley with the relic of St Margaret, leaves Pittencrief Park to walk through the streets of Dunfermline to St Margaret’s Memorial Church

3 pm: Holy Mass at St Margaret’s Memorial Church, followed by blessings with St Margaret’s relic

“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.

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


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/