Month: November 2017

radioalba.org christian schedule for the week of the 19th November

This week on RADIOALBA.ORG – the 19th November 2017 radioalba.org christian is an ecumenical, internet-based radio which promotes prayer and news of good things happening in the churches and among people of faith. The morning half-hour is repeated every 30 minutes until noon. 08.00: Morning Prayers daily 08.15: Morning prayer for school this week is led by John Paul of Our Lady of the Rosary Primary, with the Mallaig Sprinkling Song sung by Catriona Glen. 08.20: Canon Bob Hill looks ahead to next week – when the last of the Matthean Parables is linked with the Beatitudes. 08.24: a short service for the sick is led by Catherine Walker with a reading by Stephen Eric Smyth. 12.00: The Scottish Catholic Observer draws attention to some contemporary issues. 12.15: a service for the bereaved. 12.30: archive music 18.00: The Scottish Catholic Observer draws attention to some contemporary issues. 18.15: a service for the bereaved. The evening hour at 20.00 is repeated at 21.00 and 22.00 20.00: Evening Prayer 20.20 Mag: the Archdiocese of Glasgow Arts Project continues its imaginative program: a book club; a film club; an ‘Inspire Evening’ , and Lectio Divina; 20-40 network advertises its December trip to the Edinburgh Christmas Market; Ray Donnelly, The founder of ‘Pause for Hope,’ talks about its purpose and the power of prayer. From Open House, Clare Fraser gives Michael O’Neil’s rueful...

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This week on RADIOALBA.ORG – the 12th November 2017

This week on RADIOALBA.ORG – the 12th November 2017 radioalba.org christian is an ecumenical, internet-based radio which promotes prayer and news of good things happening in the churches and among people of faith. The morning half-hour is repeated every 30 minutes until noon. 08.00: Morning Prayers each day 08.15: Morning prayer for school this week is led by Kyle with St Vincent’s, East Kilbride 08.20: Canon Bob Hill looks ahead to next week – ‘playing safe gains no brownie points.’ 08.24: a short service for the sick is led by David Smith. 12.00: The Scottish Catholic Observer draws attention to some contemporary issues. 12.15: a service for the bereaved. 12.30: archive music 18.00: The Scottish Catholic Observer draws attention to some contemporary issues. 18.15: a service for the bereaved. The evening hour at 20.00 is repeated at 21.00 and 22.00 20.00: Evening Prayer 20.20: Our Magazine begins with upcoming events; the annual Glasgow schools Cantata – Joseph and Mary; an Open Forum with the Catholic education commission; a youth initiative by the Archdiocese of Glasgow; a charismatic event; annual Glasgow requiem for the clergy; annual requiem for the Knights of St Columba; a talk by Tom Devine on the historic Franco-Scottish links; events in the Justice and Peace Calendar; Honor Hania and the plight of child refugees in Calais; Archbishop Mario Conti and a visit to Montecassino. Finally The...

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St Mungo Singers’ Pilgrimage to Barcelona 2017

As someone reminded me, this would be the 21st anniversary of our first pilgrimage as a choir, which had taken place in 1996, on the 25th anniversary of our founding, when we had visited Rome. For a while I did doubt that the pilgrimage would happen, as one problem followed another in organising the trip: bankruptcy of an accommodation provider, problems with transport, a last minute difficulty with meal arrangements and, of course, the terrible tragedy in Barcelona itself when a terrorist struck at the heart of the city. To their credit the 40 plus members of the choir and families took all this in their stride, pragmatically commenting that Barcelona would probably now be one of the safest places to go. On the positive side, a contact in the Spanish Justice & Peace Commission went out of his way to identify the nearest parish church (Santa Maria Mitjancera) to our hotel and contact the Parish Priest on our behalf, to ask if we could have Mass during the week in the church. The response was immediately welcoming and we were asked if we would like to sing at their Sunday Mass. We also took a chance and emailed the famous Sagrada Familia church and asked if we could have Mass in the crypt, and to our great joy, they put us in contact with the Parish Priest who...

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The Feast of St Leo the Great

Morning Prayer and Mass for St Leo’s Day MP St Leo’s Day Let us pray Lord God, as we celebrate the feast of St Leo the Great, We recall the gifts that you gave him: in bringing peace to the warring tribes of Gaul, in working for the church’s unity as Pope, in affirming our faith in Christ as ‘true God and true man’ at the Council of Chalcedon, in protecting the people and city of Rome from Attila the Hun, and in caring for your people. Help us to share his faith and his courage Through Christ our Lord....

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Pause for Hope Service 26 October 2017

You might not think that a service for those affected by cancer could be a very positive experience, even one entitled Pause for Hope, but nothing could be further from the truth. The ecumenical service at St. Teresa’s Possilpark was warm, welcoming, at moments funny and above all positively hopeful. Much of that was down to the inspiring input of Fr. Tommy Hendry, the Parish Priest, who himself has cancer. After the opening hymn Be still for the Presence of the Lord with its encouraging 3rd verse, those present were invited to light a candle for themselves or someone they knew who had cancer or in memory of someone lost to cancer. As Fr. Tommy said, so many in our community are affected by cancer, we need to take time to pause and pray. After the candles were in place, the opening prayer was said:- God, our loving Father, the candles we have lit represent each and every one of us whose lives have been touched and changed forever by cancer. Their light also reminds us of Jesus Christ, you Son, who is the light of the world and the light in our darkness. Give us, we pray, comfort in our anxiety and fear, courage and strength in our suffering, patience and compassion in our caring, consolation in our grieving, but above all, give us hope, now and always,...

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