Announcements

You are warmly invited to a day conference hosted by the Arts Chaplaincy in Scotland to celebrate the Quartercentenary of the publication of the King James Bible in 1611 on Saturday 14th May 2011 in Lecture Room 1 of New College, Mound Place, the University of Edinburgh, EH1 2LX.

The programme begins at 10.30 and will conclude around 3.30pm. 

Speakers will include:
The Revd Professor David Jasper, "Preaching the Bible".
The Revd Canon Dr Michael Fuller, "Singing the Bible". 
 The Revd Dr Donald Orr, "Illustrating the Bible".
 
Lunch will be provided in the Rainy Hall and any contributions towards costs on the day would be welcome. There are only a limited number of places remaining so please register quickly through the Revd Dr Donald Orr (revdonaldorr@googlemail.com) or on 0141 881 1372.
This conference is being co-sponsored by CTPI and is also the first day of a major art exhibition that CTPI will be hosting in the Martin Hall, at New College (on the Mound), EH1 2LX. The day conference will include a special guided tour of the exhibition, which also includes the chance to see one of Scotland's rare first editions of the KJV.
(Please note that the location of this day conference has moved from SEC at Grosvenor Square to New College to allow delegates to see the exhibition in the Martin Hall.)
More details will follow about the exhibition - see also www.shadowsofthedivine.org.uk


New pages on Places of Pilgrimage to visit


THE SCOTTISH CATHOLIC MEDIA OFFICE is encouraging us to visit their site at www.scmo.org.
to read first hand what the church has said on a wide range of issues, in turn preventing
us from being misled by partial or inaccurate media coverage.
The full text of the THE MESSAGE FOR THE 42ND WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY read
out on Sunday 4th May is available by clicking here - TEXT


The body of Padre Pio has been put on display for a period of public veneration.
Click here for more information: Padre Pio in Scotland.org.uk


Chiara Lubich concludes her Holy Journey

On 14 March 2008, shortly after 2am Chiara Lubich, founder of the focolare movement, died peacefully aged 88, at her home in Rocca di Papa, surrounded by members of her family and the Focolare community.
Following several weeks care in Rome’s Gemelli Hospital, Chiara had expressed the desire to return home and she was discharged on Wednesday evening.
All day long, in the concluding hours of her life, she was visited by hundreds of people - relatives, close collaborators and her spiritual sons and daughters – who paid their last farewell in her room, and then stopped for a moment of meditation in the adjacent chapel. Despite her extreme weakness, Chiara was able to recognize some of these people.
An enormous number of messages has already reached the Focolare Centre in Rome from religious, political, academic and civil leaders from all over the world expressing their gratitude for Chiara’s life and for her contribution to the Church and to humanity. Messages of love and unity are also arriving from her many spiritual children present in all the continents.

Pope sends telegram of condolence

On hearing of the death of the 88 year-old Focolare founder, Pope Benedict XVI sent a telegram expressing his “deep emotion” on hearing the news of her death which, he said, had come “at the end of a long and fruitful life marked untiringly by her love for Jesus forsaken.”
In his message Pope Benedict said that together with all those who “valued her constant commitment for communion in the Church, for ecumenical dialogue and brotherhood among all peoples” that he assured Chiara’s family and the whole Focolare Movement of his spiritual closeness “with affection”.
The Pope thanked the Lord for Chiara having given herself to “listening to the needs of contemporary humanity in complete faithfulness to the Church and the Pope”. He expressed the wish that “all those who had met her and knew her, admiring the wonders that God performed through her missionary ardour, will follow in her footsteps and keep the charism alive.” The Pope concluded his message invoking “the maternal intercession of Mary” and giving his apostolic blessing “to all”.



Bishop Murray, on the last leg of his holiday, visited St Paul’s Chapel
in Milton of Campsie on 3rd Feb 2008 and offered Holy Mass.
He is pictured here in the narthex of St Paul’s with altar boys:
(L to R) Mark Murphy, Patrick Griffin and Aiden Dickie.

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on your offerings. Contact Tom McAllister on 01360 310189.


 
God BlessYou!