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Feast of St. John Ogilvie

It is a measure, perhaps, of how far ecumenical relations have come that the feast of the martyr John Ogilvie is now marked by an ecumenical service. This year Glasgow Churches Together (GCT), together with the Jesuit community at St. Aloysius, Garnethill, hosted an evening service on the vigil of the feast. Piper Isla McLennan welcomed the congregation and the St. Mungo Singers set a prayerful atmosphere in the church with Dr. Noel Donnelly on harp. As the church leaders processed to the lovely shrine dedicated to St. John, cantor Gerry Healy led the congregation in singing the Litany of Saints which finished with petitions reflecting the ecumenical nature of the service:    “We thank you for what we have in common….fill us with mutual love” The procession then moved to the sanctuary as the choir led the singing of “The Martyrs living now with Christ” Archbishop Tartaglia welcomed everyone to the service, particularly the other church leaders, Rev. Chris Foxon the Vice-chair of GCT, and Rev. William Young, Fr. Dermot Preston SJ, the parish priest of St. Aloysius and representatives of the Knights of St. Columba. After the psalm, scripture reading and canticle, Rev. Young gave the reflection. He was introduced by Fr. Preston who reminded us that this was an opportunity to come together to remember not just St John Ogilvie but to pray for others who had...

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Br. Daniel Herd fms RIP

The Marist community in Glasgow bade farewell to Br. Daniel at St. Peter’s Partick on the feast of St. Joseph. The funeral Mass was celebrated by Fr. Peter McBride, parish priest of St. Peter’s, and support for the music of the Mass was provided by Dr. Noel Donnelly and some of the St Mungo Singers. In his homily, Fr. Peter remarked how appropriate it was to say farewell to Br. Danny on St. Joseph’s Day, as St. Joseph was the patron of a happy death and also of workers, and Br. Danny had worked in St. Joseph’s College, Dumfries during his teaching career. Br. Danny had been the 6th of nine children and after obtaining his MA in History and French, he had followed his older brother into the Marist Brothers. As well as Dumfries, he had taught in England and Dublin. On his retirement to Surrey, he found a new gift in teaching children with special needs. Latterly he had come to Glasgow and after suffering two strokes, he had been cared for by the Franciscan Sisters to whom Fr. Peter expressed the thanks of Br. Danny’s family and the Marist community.  ...

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RADIOALBA.ORG  schedule for the week of the April 1st, Easter week, 2018 

RADIOALBA.ORG  for the week of the April 1st, Easter week, 2018    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 Halfhour is repeated from 08.00  every 30 minutes until 12.00 noon   8.00: Morning Prayer for each day of Easter Week is led by Annette Carachi, Willie Raworth, Donald MacInnes, Clare MacDonald, Stephen Eric Smyth;  Gerry Fitzpatrick, and Clare MacDonald.  The music is by The St Mungo Singers with cantors Sally Mulholland and Grace Buckley supported by organist Jane McKenna and harpist Noel Donnelly.   08.15: Morning Prayer for the young is led by Eva with music by Catriona Glen in Ps116 and Donald MacInnes on the guitar. 08.22:  Canon Bob Hill reflects on the Gospel for Sunday 8th April 08.26:  Easter greetings from Archbishop Philip Tartaglia and from the Rev Chris Foxon of the Methodist Church and Glasgow Churches Together lunchtime half-hour:  12.00 noon: News from the Scottish Catholic Observer 12.15: How blest are they – praying with the bereaved. 12.30: Music from the Archive 18.00: a repeat of the lunchtime half-hour 18.30:   Music from the Archive The evening Hour at 20.00 is repeated at 21.00 and 22.00 20.00: Easter Evening Prayer is led by Jean Swinbank with music by the St Mungo Singers and organist Jane McKenna. 20.20: Our Magazine this week  includes...

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