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’)

 


50 Questions About Abortion: 16 – “What is a crisis pregnancy?”

May 4, 2017

This year is the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act in the UK. Sr Roseann is answering 50 questions about abortion, to mark the 50th anniversary.

Question 16: “What is a crisis pregnancy?”

 


ARCH Befrienders

May 3, 2017

Sr Roseann was delighted to attend part of the ARCH Befriender Training recently, to give an insight into how the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative can help a pregnant mother during a difficult pregnancy.

ARCH is an important organisation who help to heal after an abortion experience. Please familiarise yourself with their work so you can offer help to anyone you know who may be struggling after abortion. If you would like some cards to carry with you then please get in touch. Their contact number is 0845 603 8501. Website: http://www.archtrust.org.uk


50 Questions About Abortion: 15 – Involvement in someone else’s abortion

May 2, 2017

This year is the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act in the UK. Sr Roseann is answering 50 questions about abortion, to mark the 50th anniversary.

Question 15: “I haven’t had an abortion but I was involved in someone else’s and now I feel awful but I have no-one I can talk to about it. Is this common?”

http://www.rachelsvineyard.org.uk

http://www.archtrust.org.uk

ARCH (Abortion Recovery Care and Helpline) 0845 603 8501


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

 


My Fertility Matters (MFM) Glasgow Training Dates

April 28, 2017

http://www.mfmprojectuk.org

We have invited the MFM Project to come to Glasgow this Autumn and run two training weekends for those interested in delivering these innovative fertility education workshops in schools:

Women’s Training to teach the Girl’s Workshop “The Cycle Show”: 30th September – 1st October

Men’s Training to teach the Boy’s Workshop “Agents on a Mission”: 4th – 5th November

There are separate boys and girls workshops to teach children (aged 9-12 years) about fertility. Using colourful materials and age-appropriate props, the children journey through the body to discover its ‘secret code’ of fertility, ending with a baby being born. They also learn about the changes that will happen in their bodies during puberty. Games, stories, paraphrases and music are used to make learning fun and engaging.

Get in touch with Jess if interested: email almjess@hotmail.com or phone 07561315496


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/