Paris Terrorist Attack
Archbishop Tartaglia will offer the 5.15 pm Mass in the Cathedral on Wednesday, 18th November for all those affected by the recent tragic events in Paris. All are very welcome to attend.
The Archbishop has sent the following message to the Cardinal Archbishop of Paris.
Dear Cardinal Vingt-Trois, Your Eminence,
I wish to express my sadness at the horrific events which unfolded in Paris last night, where many people lost their lives in acts of murder and terror.
I want to assure you that the people of Paris and of all France are in our thoughts and prayers here in Glasgow and throughout Scotland.
We join with you in prayer, commending to God’s love and mercy all those who were killed, injured, and bereaved, and all whose lives have been affected by these tragic events.
Fraternally in Christ,
Archbishop of Glasgow
President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland
A retreat is planned to take place in the Parish on Sunday 4th October 2015.
This will be led by a team organised by the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. The retreat will start at the 12noon Mass, and will be followed with a break for a packed lunch and finish with Benediction around 4:30 pm.
The exact format of the afternoon is yet to be finalised but it is envisaged that the halls and church are likely to be used. The event is for Parish Groups and Parishioners. Father Mackle would like to encourage as many people as possible to support the retreat.
Further details will be appearing in the bulletin around the end of August once arrangements are finalised.
Please join Aid to the Church in Need in prayer and ask God to protect the Christian people in Syria who are suffering persecution because of their faith:
Heavenly Father, we pray for an end to the violence in Syria and wisdom for world leaders to know how best to help and achieve peace in this region.
We ask that you give the thousands of Christians who have fled IS attacks the strength and courage to forgive their persecutors.
Loving Lord, we thank ACN for the work the charity does in Syria, especially in the provision of gas, electricity and rental costs for displaced families in Aleppo and Hassake.
We also ask that your Holy Spirit rest upon those Christians who remain in Syria, to encourage them to remain strong in faith, despite the oppression they live with.
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