Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul—Saturday 29th June—please not that this is NOT a holy day of obligation this year as it occurs on a Saturday.
Peters’ Pence—Special second collections on Saturday/Sunday 29th/30th June.
St. Andrew’s Whist Drive—St. Andrew’s Whist Drive will be held on Monday 24th June in the Lower Hall at 7.30 p.m, All, including beginners will be made very welcome. We are very friendly and would love to see you there, whatever your ability. Please contact Susan Morrison on 0141 563 7959 or 07580086381 for more information or just come along for a great night.
1. - From the Catholic Parliamentary Office—Support MSP for her traditional marriage views.
Proponents of same-sex marriage were quick to react to the views of Elaine Smith MSP who has expressed her support for traditional marriage. Although not used by most of society, Twitter is an influential social networking medium popular with politicians and campaigners. It has been immediately used to try and silence the MSP and her support for marriage. One contributor writes “And terribly sorry Elaine Smith, opposing equal marriage dose make you a homophobe, just as you’d be a racist if you opposed it on race.” And also “Elaine Smith is utterly vile”. Tom French who works for the so-called Equality Network has already called for LGBT Labour and Scottish Labour Students to boycott her re-election. This gives an insight in to the level of the intolerance which wants to purge public life of anyone who dares disagree with this radical social experiment. It is not surprising that few politicians have shown the same courage as Elaine Smith. Please give her your support for example you can comment on the news article at http://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/political-news/msp-attacked-after-objecting-to-same-sex-marriage-bill.21370982 or send a direct message to Elaine.Smith.email@example.com
2. Marriage Talk—I will be speaking at St Aloysius Church in the Ogilvie Centre on Wednesday 19th June to the theme “Marriage – The Building Block of the Common Good”. Coffee is available from 7.00pm and the talk begins at 7.30pm. The talk is for anyone who wants to understand the Church’s teaching on marriage. John Deighan.
Remembrance Mass—St. Agnes’ Church Lambhill Glasgow on Sunday 30th June at 3.00 p.m,. See notice in porch of church.
Notre Dame College Reunion—To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of graduating as teachers from Notre Dame College of Education, in 1973, a Mass at Turnbull Hall, the Glasgow Chaplaincy, followed by a lunch is being organised on Saturday the 14th September. For further details please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AGAP Film & Faith Club —Thursday 4th July at 7.00 p.m. in St. Michael’s Church Hall Gallowgate, Parkhead. Film: “Keeping the Faith (2000—certificate 12). Comedy about a Priest (Edward Norton) and a Rabbi (Ben Stiller) who are reunited with a childhood friend (Jenna Elfman), leading them on a journey of self-discovery. Post film chat will focus on vocations, sexuality and celibacy, and living our faith in a multi-faith society. Free Entry and tea/coffee and good chat.
Archdiocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2013—Pre-Pilgrimage Mass on Sunday 30th June 2013 at 3.p.m.—Immaculate Conception Maryhill Road Maryhill.
Award in Catholic Theological Education—See notice in the porch.
Year of Faith Pilgrimage to the Holy Land —There could be no better way to end the Year of Faith than with a
pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Jesus' birth death and resurrection. The Bishops of Scotland have organised a national pilgrimage this autumn, offering return flights, eight nights' accommodation and evening meals.The Pilgrimage takes you in the footsteps of the Lord first into the peaceful hills of Galilee where he spent his childhood and carried out his ministry. Then we travel through the arid expanse of the desert into the Judean Hills surrounding Jerusalem. You will visit and stay in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus and then live out those final days in Jerusalem, following the Palm Sunday route, visiting the Upper Room of the Last Supper, the Mount of Olives and Gethsemane, and following the Way of the Cross through the old city to Calvary and the Holy Tomb, enshrined in the Holy Sepulchre Church.The pilgrimage will be led by Archbishop Tartaglia and this is a
wonderful opportunity to bring the scriptures alive. Cost is £1150. For
more information contact Alex Mosson on 0141 954 3360.
Coffee Morning—Many, Many thanks to all who came along and supported this month’s coffee morning. The sum of £110.00 was raised for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Happy Holidays and see you in August . Shivonne, Loredana, and Veronica.