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A Prayer for Manchester from Glasgow Churches Together

A Prayer for Manchester from Glasgow Churches Together Fr David Wallace, Chair of Glasgow Churches Together, offers us a prayer for all affected by the terrorism in Manchester:     Gracious Father, Merciful God, Source of life and love, We pray for all those affected by the tragedy in Manchester: We remember the dead taken so suddenly and violently; The injured, that they will speedily recover; Those still lost, that they may be found safe and well; Those bereaved and grieving, that your healing touch may bring them reassurance and hope; Those who witnessed and were present at the Arena And all those affected in any way. Hear our prayers for an end to this scourge on our world And strengthen us in our service of you and of each other. Through Christ our Lord....

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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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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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