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Chrism Mass 2017

It was a full congregation and a full sanctuary for the Chrism Mass at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, an encouraging experience at a time when the media would have us believe religious observance is for the minority. Archbishop Tartaglia was joined by Archbishop Emeritus Conti and priests and deacons from across the diocese to celebrate this Mass which he described in his welcome as a Mass for everyone. The music of the Mass was provided by the Archdiocesan choir, the St. Mungo Singers, with organist Jacqueline Barrett and Dr. Noel Donnelly on harp. The liturgy of the Chrism Mass is rich and complex, including as it does, the Blessing of the Oils which will be used in the administering of sacraments over the coming year, and the Renewal of Commitment to Priestly Service by the priests of the Diocese. Archbishop Tartaglia’s sermon linked together the two actions. He pointed out that in the oils that were to be blessed at the Mass, the church is made present, particularly through the oil of chrism which is used in so many sacraments and is so symbolic of how the Church is constituted sacramentally. Turning to the Renewal of Commitment, and speaking to the priests present, he thanked the them for attending in such numbers. He reflected that, at the Chrism Mass, their thoughts may go back to their ordination day. He had...

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The Schedule for the week of the 26th March 2017

The Schedule for the week of the 26th March 2017 radioalba.org christian is an internet based radio station It promotes prayer and news of good things happening in the churches The Morning Half-hour is repeated every 30 minutes from 8.00 to 12.00 noon. 8.00: Rev Tom Pollock of Sherbrooke St Gilbert’s Church of Scotland leads us in Lenten Morning Prayer; 8.15: Schools Morning prayer is led by Pupils of Our Lady of the Rosary with Magdalen MacInnes. 8.22: Canon Bob Hill looks at another of the ‘Signs in St John’s Gospel. and Dr Laurence Whitley reflects on discerning ‘what we are not.’ The Noon Half-hour is repeated at 18.00 12.00 noon: From the Scottish Catholic Observer: This week we’ve got a set piece interview with Rod Dreher, author of the Benedict Option. It’s one of the most anticipated books about Christianity to be published this decade and has already provoked a huge reaction in the states. In essence Dreher advocates embracing the ancient habits of the Benedictine monks, to build Christian communities that can survive in a post Christian age. 12.15: A service for the Bereaved 12.30: Archive music 18.00: the Noon Half-hour is repeated. 18.30: archive music The Evening Hour at 20.00 is repeated at 21.00 and 22.00 20.00: Donald MacInnes leads us in a Lenten Evening Prayer, with music by the St Mungo Singers, harpist Noel Donnelly...

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Golden Jubilee of Mgr James Clancy

There was a packed congregation for the celebration of Mgr. Clancy’s Golden Jubilee at St Joseph’s Robroyston on 11 March 2017, with family and friends being joined by Archbishops Tartaglia and Cushley, Bishops Nolan and Toal, Archbishop Emeritus Conti, and Bishop Emeritus Moran, as well as clergy from the Archdiocese of Glasgow and beyond. Archbishop Tartaglia reflected on Mgr. Clancy’s 50 years of service to the church; his period at Blairs College and as Rector in Scots College, Rome where he was remembered as kind and quietly encouraging; his years as Parish Priest in a number of parishes in the Archdiocese and as Administrator at the Cathedral, where he had sought to lead people to a deeper friendship with the Lord; his work as Vicar General for the Archdiocese; and latterly his continuing priestly service at St. Joseph’s despite his ill-health. Although confined to a wheelchair, Mgr. Clancy took full part in the celebration Mass, reading the Gospel from his wheelchair, and at the end of the Mass thanking everyone who had made the celebration possible, and also expressing his thanks for all the prayers, support and love he had received. After the Mass, there was a lovely buffet provided and the chance to remember all the events of his long priesthood over a cup of tea or even a glass of...

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