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The radioalba.org christian schedule for the week of 13th August

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 radioalba.org christian schedule for the week of 13th August  The Morning half-hour is repeated every 30 minutes until 12.00 08.00: The Morning Prayers each day this week are led by Jean Swinbank, Joe Docherty, Angela McLeod, Hugh Kelly, Pat Graham SND, and Gerry Fitzpatrick with music by The St Mungo Singers,cantors Grace Buckley, Magdalen MacInnes, Noel Donnelly and Sally Mulholland, with Noel Donnelly on harp and Jane McKenna on the organ.   There is a special Morning Prayer marking the Feast of the Assumption. 08.15: A Morning Prayer for the Young comes today from Lochmaddy Primary School in the Western Isles. 08.20: Canon Bob Hill comments on the Gospel for the 15th August, the Feast of the Assumption, and on the  Gospel for the 20th August. 08.24: a short service for peace led by Noel Donnelly and Donald MacInnes. 12.00 noon: The Scottish Catholic Observer   comments on current issues. 12.15: A service for those who are bereaved. 12.30 – 6.00: archive music 1800: The Scottish Catholic Observer comments on current issues. 18.15: A service for those who are bereaved. 18.30: archive The Evening Hour (Evening Prayer, Magazine and Night Prayer) at 20.00 is repeated at 21.00 and 22.00. Evening Prayer this week is led in turn by Joe Docherty,  Donald MacInnes and David...

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The St Mungo Singers: looking back at 2016 – 2017 – and starting 2017 – 2018.

The St Mungo Singers 2016 – 2017 Welcome back, everyone. The choir begins the new session on Sunday August 13th with a choir mass at 7.00, an outline of the plans for the year ahead, and a new booklet of repertoire – some of which we have already added in the past two years.  This summary will be available with photographs at our rehearsal on Sunday. New members are most welcome.  We rehearse at St Leo’s, 5 Beech Avenue, Glasgow G41 5BY on Sunday evenings from 7.p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Since last summer’s day trip to St Andrew’s and to Falkland Palace’s Chapel, and the few days at Scarborough, Whitby, York and Stanbrooke Abbey we have enjoyed a busy, enterprising and hopefully happy schedule of rehearsals and events. We must thank choir members and the many individual persons who make it all work – whether in printing the music on Sunday afternoons for Sunday evenings, opening the church, organising the seating, and contacting members, organising the choir diary, looking after the choir’s finances, organising our trips, making the tea, conducting, playing the organ or harp, being part of the ensemble at special occasions, doing the psalm at particular events, dealing with copyright and internet, website and Facebook matters, trying to keep in touch with retired or sick members. . . . . all the things that people do to...

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radioalba.org christian schedule for the week of August 6th 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 radioalba.org christian schedule for the week of 6th August The Morning half-hour is repeated every 30 minutes until 12.00 08.00: Daily Morning Prayer is led each day in turn by Gerry Fitzpatrick, Hugh Kelly, Stephen Smyth and Joe Docherty, with music by the St Mungo Singers,  cantors Grace Buckley,  Helen Healy and Noel Donnelly, with organist Jane McKenna, and harpist Noel Donnelly. 08.15: A Morning Prayer for the Young comes today from St Andrew’s Secondary School, Greenfield, Glasgow. 08.20: Canon Bob Hill comments on the Gospel for the 13th August –  Peter’s walking on the water in Matt 14: 22-33 08.24: a short service for peace led by Noel Donnelly and Donald MacInnes. 12.00 noon: The Scottish Catholic Observer   comments on current issues. 12.15: A service for those who are bereaved. 12.30 – 6.00: archive music 1800: The Scottish Catholic Observer comments on current issues. 18.15: A service for those who are bereaved. 18.30: archive The Evening Hour (Evening Prayer, Magazine and Night Prayer) at 20.00 is repeated at 21.00 and 22.00. 20.00: on alternate evenings, Evening Prayer is led John McMaster and by Netta Ewing with music by the St Mungo Singers and organist Jane McKenna with harpist Noel Donnelly. 20.22: Magazine halfhour:  Archbishop Emeritus Mario  Conti from his...

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Glasgow the Welcoming City 2017

The theme of this year’s Glasgow the Welcoming City service was “Celebrating Heritage, Culture and Diversity”. The service was held, as usual, in the City Chambers and hosted by the City Council, and organised by Glasgow Churches Together (GCT). The new Lord Provost, Eva Bolander, was represented by Bailie Josephine Docherty*. A piper played outside the City Chambers to welcome those attending and inside harpist Carissa Swan and whistle player John Allen provided more music on the main stairs and in the Banqueting Hall itself the Rutherglen Salvation Army Band played. Further musical support was provided by the St. Mungo Singers and an instrumental group. The Banqueting Hall was full to capacity and more seats had to be brought in, a great sign that the service is fixing its place in the calendar of summer events, especially when you reflect that it was happening on Fathers’ Day and the weather outside was fine. After the opening hymn, Bailie Docherty welcomed everyone to an event which she described as a celebration of the warmth of Glasgow’s welcome to visitors. She acknowledged that Glasgow’s citizens benefited greatly from the ecumenical actions of Glasgow Churches Together (“GCT”) and its member churches, promoting peace and togetherness. The recent terror attacks had caused great sadness, she said, so this event was an opportunity to demonstrate the friendliness of Glasgow. Bailie Docherty welcomed in particular...

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Ordination to Priesthood of Rev. Jim Dean

It was a joyful occasion at St. Andrew’s Cathedral for the ordination to the priesthood of Deacon Jim Dean on the Vigil of Sts. Peter & Paul. The gathering congregation of family, friends and parishioners was greeted with music from the St. Mungo Singers and Dr. Noel Donnelly on clarsach. This included Dan Schutte’s Ever on My Lips, Dr. Donnelly’s new Introit The Love of God is Poured into our Hearts and Mgr Fitzpatrick’s new piece Like the Deer, which set the tone of celebration. The Mass began with the Pauline Greeting Grace to You and Peace leading into Patrick Lee’s hymn to Sts. Peter & Paul (Into a World of Darkness), as Archbishop Tartaglia, Archbishop Emeritus Conti, the priests of the Diocese and Deacon Jim processed to the sanctuary. As the Ordination Rite began, Archbishop Tartaglia expressed his delight at being present at this ordination. While all God’s holy people are priests in Christ, he reminded us that the Lord chose special ones to be sent out as priests, teachers and shepherds, as well as co-workers with their bishops in the service of the people of God. Deacon Jim had been a permanent deacon for 8 years and would now be consecrated to preach the Gospel and celebrate the Liturgy, especially the Lord’s Supper. Reminding the congregation of the Gospel passage read shortly before – John 21:15-19 –...

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