December 17, 2017
Please join us in praying for the pro-life cause this Wednesday 20th December evening. Mass will be celebrated by Fr Bernard Waave, Cssp. We will also be joined by young people who are going to January’s March For Life in Washington D.C.
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
Here’s more information about the young people who will be joining us: Led by SPUC Scotland, 17 young people will fly to DC to take part in the biggest pro-life event of the year. Primarily an educational trip, last year was incredibly fruitful where participants returned much stronger and fired up to serve our pro-life movement in Scotland.
As part of their preparation, they will attend our pro-life Mass and will be given a blessing for their work. A collection will also be taken up to help towards making the trip more affordable for the students attending who have been heavily involved in pro-life work over the past year, including volunteering for the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative; taking part in Project Truth; attending 40 Days for Life; giving school talks and fighting for freedom of speech at university.
August 18, 2017
Congratulations to the wonderful team of young people who spent a week travelling around the towns and cities of Scotland earlier this month, spreading the pro-life message. They had many good conversations with passers-by and got around 500 signatures for the petition against the decriminalisation of abortion. We were glad to be able to host them for their training and join them for their closing party, kindly hosted by the Knights of St Columba.
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.
July 8, 2017
Project Truth is a Youth initiative of SPUC. This summer, they are running a roadshow, where 21 young people will be taking the pro-life message to the streets of Scotland in a positive and fun way. This is their biggest team yet.
Ways in which you can support Project Truth are:
1) Pray for all the participants and those that they will meet on the roadshow.
2) Contribute financially towards the running costs:
To donate please send a cheque payable to SPUC Scotland to :
75 Bothwell Street
Please put in a note to say this is towards the Project Truth Roadshow
Alternatively you can call the office to make a donation over the phone – please let them know that this is towards the Roadshow when you call
3) Come to the party to welcome the Project Truth team back at the end of their roadshow on 11th August:
June 14, 2017
Thanks to 3 volunteers from the University cell of the Knights of St Columba who came over last week to help us check, clean and assemble cots to be given to families we help. The Knights of St Columba are always supportive of us and we enjoy seeing them at our monthly Pro-Life Masses.
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.
March 10, 2017
A coach full of young people from Scotland went to the annual SPUC Youth Conference last weekend. Here’s everyone at the end of the conference: