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Easter at Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer

Around 60 young people gathered at Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer to celebrate the Easter Triduum. Fr Martin Delaney, from Motherwell Diocese, led the retreat along with Craig Lodge Community. As always, the focus was on the liturgies but the weekend included making the Stations of the Cross up the hill behind the retreat centre and a reconciliation service. Some of those on retreat also volunteered to take part in a portrayal of the Passion in St Conan’s Kirk, a local church building that attracts thousands of visitors each year because of its quirky architecture. “What we did...

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Iona Youth Pilgrimage

There are some places left on this years’ Iona Pilgrimage. You can reserve a place over the telephone TODAY!! Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Iona, with Bishop Brian McGee, 11-14 May Call Denise Roberts on 01838200216 or 01838200347...

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New Apostolic Nuncio appointed

Pope Francis has appointed a new Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain. He is Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams. Archbishop Adams, who is American has been Apostolic Nuncio in Greece since 2011. He has also served as Apostolic Nuncio in the Philippines, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. Commenting on the appointment, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, said: “On behalf of the Bishops’ Conference and of the whole Catholic community of Scotland, I welcome the appointment of the new Apostolic Nuncio and offer him our prayerful good wishes for his important service as Nuncio. Together with all the Scottish...

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Newsletter March-April 2017

“Processions have a fascination for the people here and Holy Week is a time to process in style. One of the processions in the centre of the town can command a crowd in excess of 700,000. It is quite impressive to see the various floats, bands and choirs taking part. Good Friday is of particular importance and if there is a population of some 3 million people in Guayaquil I am sure that as many as 2 million take part in one procession or other, divided up in their different parishes. They might not go to Mass but they...

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