Month: May 2016

Morning Prayer 1

Some parishes may find a simplified version of the Morning Prayer of the Church useful. Click on the file below for a  words version when the Morning Prayer takes place just before Mass. It includes a short sung verse or hymn, a prayer for peace which might be accompanied by the lighting of a candle Sometimes the traditional invocation: O God, come to our aid….. (unless the opening verse or hymn already includes a ‘Glory to the Father’ A Psalm the Mass of the day continues from the Glory to God or the Collect. The readings and intercessions are...

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St. Mungo Singers – Starting a Year of Celebration

It is now 45 years since the St. Mungo Singers, the Glasgow Archdiocesan Choir, began. It was set up principally to support the liturgy and to help people to pray, and it has done this in so many ways over the years, providing support for the music of the liturgy in venues ranging from St. Andrews Cathedral to Bellahouston Park (for Papal masses), from Skye to the Holy Land and hundreds of places inbetween, both large and small.  A significant development of the choir’s work has been in support of ecumenical services and working with the city council. While carrying...

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The final concerts of Russkaya Cappella’s 2015-16 season

Svetlana and Stuart write: Dear Friends, The final concerts of Russkaya Cappella’s 2015-16 season are as follows: Sunday 29 May: Music at 7, Helensburgh Parish Church, Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh G84 8UP.  An hour-long programme of a cappella music featuring compositions by Rachmaninoff and Sviridov.  Suggested donation:        £5. Thursday 2 June at 7.30: Bearsden Baptist Church, 14 Roman Road, Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire G61 2SL.  Tickets £10/£8 concessions/children free with adult Sunday 5 June at 7.30: West End Festival: Hyndland Parish Church, 81 Hyndland Road, Glasgow G12 9JE. Tickets £10/£8 concessions/children free with adult The latter two programmes have the theme ‘Rachmaninoff: his musical forebears and offspring’. Please look at We hope to see you in May or June. Kind regards. Svetlana and...

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