The Knights of St Columba in Barrhead held a fundraising quiz night last Friday and kindly donated £210 to support our pro-life work. May God bless them in all that they do.
The teenage pregnancy rate in the UK has halved since 2007. A study by BPAS showed that it is due to teenagers being more education and family focussed and socialising online more than face to face. Here’s a BBC article on this topic. This shows that a change in behaviour, rather than contraceptive services, is what has made a difference.
Sunday 7th October 2018
11 am – 5 pm
This is an annual pilgrimage of reparation and prayer for the sanctity of life. The programme includes Mass, opportunity for confession, stations of the cross, eucharistic adoration and the rosary. This year’s pilgrimage will be led by Archbishop Kevin McDonald.
There will be coaches going to Walsingham from various points in England, see website for further details.
The flyer above is a save the date notice for a young people’s event being organised on 2nd – 4th November 2018 by the Vocation’s Forum of the Conference for Religious in Scotland.
The forum has recently been re-established and this event is part of a longer term strategy to make religious life more visible and relevant here in Scotland.
A full programme for the event will be available in early August but we wanted to make you aware of the event as early as possible in the hope that you will be able to help us in one of three ways.
Firstly, if you have anyone who you think may be interested in the event you can register your interest and reserve a place(s).
Secondly, you can sponsor a place(s) for a young person(s) to attend. Cost £50 and cheques should be made payable to the Conference of Religious Scotland and sent to me at the address below.
Thirdly, you can help publicise the event through your contacts, parish groups and social media.
And, of course we would be most grateful if you could keep this project in your prayers. If you need further information, please feel free to get in touch.
Sr Roseann Reddy
on behalf of the CRS Vocation Forum Core Group
Sr Gill McCambridge
Sr Francis Kelly
Conference of Religious Scotland
c/o Sr Roseann 106 Dixon Avenue, Glasgow G42 8EL
Please join us in praying for the pro-life cause this Wednesday 18th July evening. Mass will be celebrated by Canon Gerald Sharkey.
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
Friday 16th – Sunday 18th November 2018
Come and join us at some point over the weekend to celebrate the feast of St Margaret, Queen of Scotland.
Building on the momentum and spirit of the ladies lunch, we are planning a ladies open weekend hosted by the Sisters and our fantastic group of co-workers, taking place here at the pro-life centre. The event will consist of Evening/Afternoon tea, talk on the work of the CWPLI followed by a tour of the centre and a look at our future plans and so much more…
Craft goods, handbags, gifts for sale, plus plenty of time to just enjoy the chat and catch up with Pro-Life friends old and new.
The weekend will be based around 7 available slots where you’ll be able to book a table (for whatever number suits your party):
Friday 16th: 7pm-9pm
Saturday 17th: 12-2pm, 3-5pm & 7-9pm
Sunday 18th: 12-2pm, 3-5 pm & 7-9 pm
Tickets will cost £15 and will include full afternoon/evening tea (Prosecco available separately)
Further details to follow after the summer in the meantime – save the date
The Project Truth Roadshow gets together young people from across the UK to spend a week travelling around Scotland’s towns and cities, bringing the pro-life message to the public with real joy: because life is beautiful. Here’s a link to a video showing what happens on the roadshow.
The week on the road costs over £200 per participant when transport, accommodations, meals and materials are taken in to account. Adding new equipment brings the running costs this year to around £7000.
Below is a Project Truth Wishlist which outlines certain costs. Why not sponsor meals for the week for a young person? Or perhaps a hoody and t-shirt combo? Or maybe your pro-life group would consider sponsoring one of the 9 seater vans? You can donate online by using their GoFundMe page.