Month: August 2015

The St Mungo Singers: opening Service August 2015

The St Mungo Singers began the new 2015 – 20-16 session with a service in St Leo the Great Church. New members are welcome. The service may illustrate how the choir approaches its service of the Lord and the liturgy through the Archdiocese, Glasgow Churches Together and the City. New members are very welcome. Members of parish choirs should not fear that their parish choir loyalty will be in any way threatened by their joining the St Mungo Singers. On the contrary the one should strengthen the other. The St Mungo Singers rehearse in St Leo’s, 5 Beech Avenue, on Sundays from 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. To see the opening service please click on the file below: Choir Service Aug 2015 web choir brochure...

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radioalba.org christian week of August 23rd 2015

Week beginning 23rd August 2015-08-09 Radioalba.org christian – accessible daily on the internet Radioalba.org Christian – accessible daily on the internet Adult Morning Prayer – every 30 minutes from 8.00 – 11.30 – with music from the St Mungo Singers, cantor Grace Buckley and harpist Noel Donnelly. It begins with ‘From the rising of the sun’ and the psalm is Psalm 8 Morning Prayer every 30 minutes from 8.15 – 11.45 from schools is given this week by St Monica’s, Milton and is based on some of the themes of Pope Francis’s encyclical on ‘Our Common Home.’ The Gospel...

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Mrs Mary McKenna RIP

A substantial number of the St. Mungo Singers gathered on 3 August 2015 at St. Leo’s, Dumbreck, to bid farewell to retired member, Mrs. Mary McKenna. Latterly Mary had been staying in a nursing home in Formby, but her family brought her home to be buried beside her husband, David. Three of Mary’s daughters and a large number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family members travelled to Glasgow for the funeral, and were joined by her many friends, some of whom had come from Ireland for the service. Mary had been a member of the St. Mungo Singers for many years until frail health meant she had to retire, but she kept in touch with the choir and the parish. She will be remembered as a quiet,lovely lady with a deceptive and wickedly dry sense of humour. Her funeral Mass was concelebrated by Mgr. Gerry Fitzpatrick and Fr. Hugh O’Donnell. As was fitting for someone who had been so involved in the music of the liturgy, the celebration was filled with music. Mgr. Gerry recalled in his homily that Mary had loved her faith and in remembering her example, we were given the opportunity to see the good in the world around us and to reaffirm our own faith. At the end of the Mass there was a very touching experience. Mary had a beautiful speaking voice and had...

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Glasgow Kelvingrove Art Galleries: ‘Coronation of the Virgin’ by Harry Clarke

‘Coronation of The Blessed Virgin’ stained glass window by the famous deceased Irish Artist Harry Clarke has a new home in the Art Galleries, Kelvingrove Glasgow, Scotland. The feast of the Assumption, August 15, 2015 was the official date and celebration for this outstanding sophisticated three light window to be proudly displayed , thus allowing viewers to marvel at this magnificent vibrantly coloured window of the Virgin Mary in deep blue garment being crowned Queen of Heaven by Christ her Triumphant Son. Mary is surrounded by many saints, mostly women and angels who are adorned in delicately floral patterned vestments of many colours . The amazing and intricate design of the window which displayed innovative technics in stained glass was one of Clarke’s early works which was commissioned in 1923 by Sister Mary of St Wilfrid of The Sisters of Notre Dame for the Convent Chapel in the Teacher Training College in Dowanhill Glasgow, Scotland where she was Principal. It was no wonder that it was mentioned in the ‘ Irish Times ‘of the day that this masterpiece , which shows the genius of Clarke should be kept in Ireland . It was amidst great rejoicing and jubilation that about 200 former pupils,college students and lecturers , friends and members of the public came to celebrate this glorious and amazing window on the day chosen for it to be...

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