Month: February 2014

radioalba.org christian – tighter scheduling

The internet radio station radioalba.org Christian continues to ‘podcast’ daily. Our tighter schedule for mornings is based on a 30 minute cycle beginning at 8.00 and continuing until 11.30. The 30 minute cycle begins with a ‘parish Morning Prayer’ followed by a link to a ‘schools Morning Prayer’ at 8.15 and then with a short ‘Music Choice’ program with music taken either from the St Mungo Singers ‘Dreams of Time’ CD, or music from Pluscarden Abbey, or music from Motherwell Diocesan choir. A number of short music links have been prepared to enable us to pivot on the Morning...

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1st Sunday of Lent: St Andrew’s Cathedral Service

A special service, part of The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, takes place in St Andrew’s Cathedral at 3.00 on the First Sunday of Lent. The Archbishop presides and adults in the Archdiocese who wish to be presented for Baptism and Christians who wish to come into full communion with the Catholic Church are presented to him and enrol either for Baptism at Easter or to be welcomed into full communion. People are accompanied by their parish priest and sponsors and members of their families, and the music is led and supported by the St Mungo Singers. The readings are usually taken from those assigned to the First Sunday of Lent. The Introit is taken from the Mass of the day: He will call to me and I shall answer with freedom and honour and length of days. he will call to me, he will call to me. verse: All you sheltered by the Most High who live in Almighty God’s shadow, say to the Lord, ‘My refuge, my fortress, my God in whom I trust.’ Psalm 50: O Lord, you will not spurn a humbled. contrite heart. The Gospel Acclamation: Not by bread alone do we live, but by every word from the mouth of God. Not by bread alone, not by bread alone, not by bread alone: Praise to you, O Christ, King of eternal glory....

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Annual Mass for Health Care Workers 2014

This annual mass, which is an initiative of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland for all involved in the care of the sick – doctors, nurses, carers, members of the Hospitalités of Lourdes –was held in St. Andrew’s Cathedral on 9th February, the nearest Sunday to the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. Principal concelebrant Archbishop Tartaglia was joined by Fr. Frank Wilson, chaplain of St. Margaret’s Hospice in Clydebank and Deacon Kevin Kelly (who appropriately is a qualified nurse). The music of the Liturgy was led by the St. Mungo Singers. Before the service began, the choir sang Noel Donnelly’s setting of the Hail Mary and the Arcadelt Ave Maria, as well as Dr. Donnelly’s Healing Song. The Mass itself began with Bernadette Farrell’s inspiring “Christ, be our Light” which linked so well with the readings. The psalm chosen for the Mass was Psalm 68 – a psalm of pleading for God’s help in time of need. The Gospel verse echoed Christ’s response “Come to me, all you that labour with burdens too great”. In his homily, Archbishop Tartaglia opened by commending to the prayers of all present the newly appointed Bishop of Paisley Fr. John Keenan. He then turned to the Gospel reading and reminded the congregation that Jesus who healed the sick as a sign of the coming of the Kingdom, calls us to be the salt...

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