Record of Events 2008

Ecumenical Jan 12th Jan Presentation of Jocelin’s Life of Kenigern to Mitchell Library, Glasgow. 25th Jan Service for Christian Unity in St Patrick’s, Anderston Theme: “Pray without Ceasing”. Speaker Rev Angus Kerr. 29th June. Ecumenical Vespers. The Second Millennium of St Paul in St Kessog’s Balloch.

City Jan 13th Jan Ecumenical Service celebrating the feast of St Mungo in Glasgow Cathedral; Rev. Lawrence Whitley (Minister of Glasgow Cathedral),Bailie Gordon Mathieson representing the Lord Provost. Rutherglen Salvation Army Band, St Mungo Singers, Dancers from St Catherine’s, drama by Glasgow High School. GCT & SMS

15th June: “Glasgow the Welcoming City” in City Chambers. Welcome from Bailie McMaster. Preacher Rev. Lawrence Whitley. Representatives from Glasgow City Council, MSP’s, Church Leaders. African, Asian and Polish participants, Glasgow High School pupils, Rutherglen Salvation Army Band, Piper, Harpist, Instrumentalists. Southside Fiddlers, St Mungo Singers, Drama by Archdiocesan Glasgow Arts Initiative. GCT & SMS


Archdiocesan January 16th Jan: Funeral in St John Bosco’s Erskine, of Bill Smyth, father of Brother Stephen Ecumenical Officer for ACTS. 27th Jan: Mass of our Celtic Roots at St Aloysius. Fr Noel Colford of Holy Cross presided and Fr Angus MacDonald preached. The St Mungo Singers, St Mungo’s Alloa choir, members of the Scots and Irish Gaelic communities, RSAMD, Aisling Ghael, Piper, harpist and Southside Fiddlers all were involved.

February 2nd Feb: Funeral Mass of Elizabeth Lindsay (choir member Gladys Brown’s mother) in St Joseph’s, Clarkston. 9th Feb: Funeral Mass of Fr Philip Hastings in St Joseph’s Robroyston. 10th Feb: Rite of Christian Initiation Service in Cathedral 15th Feb: 60th anniversary of the Lourdes Hospitalite. 17th Feb: First Annual White Mass. A Mass for those involved in the health care professions and voluntary care sector.

March 9th March Anniversary of election of Pope Benedict 16th in Cathedral. 14th March St Patrick’s Vespers in Cathedral. Rt Rev Sheilagh Kesting, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland attended. Invitations were sent to a number of the Irish community. 17th March Funeral Mass in Nazareth House Lasswade for Neil MacNeil, father of FR Jamie MacNeil. 18th March Funeral of Jimmy Mullan – St Mungo Singers member. 20th March Chrism Mass in Cathedral 31st March Funeral Mass of Agnes Limond – -St Mungo Singer member.

May 10th May Police Memorial Service in Cathedral 24th Funeral of Fr George Morgan in Our Lady of Lourdes

June 6th The Champagnat Mass in St Mungo’s Townhead. Mass celebrating 150 years of the Marist Brothers in Scotland. July 29th July. Golden Jubilee of St Raphael du Sacre Coeur in St Joseph’s Robroyston.

August 16th August. Wedding of Anne Marie Martin and James Dalziel in St Leo’s. 25th August. Marist Mass of Thanksgiving in St Mungo’s Townhead. 150th Anniversary of the Marist Brothers in Glasgow and opening of St Mungo’s Academy. 30th August. Wedding of Liz Boyle in St Alphonsus’

September 13th Sept. Investiture Mass for the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre in St Patrick’s, Anderston.

October. 6th – 13th Choir Pilgrimage to Malta

November 2nd Nov Requiem Mass in St Agnes’ Lambhill 9th Nov Archbishop’s Golden Jubilee Mass 15th Nov Sacred Threads Mass in St Leo’s 20th Nov Funeral of Rev John Conway in St Flannan’s Kirkintilloch

December 6th Dec. Carol Singing at Silverburn for Prince of Wales Hospice. £610 was collected for the hospice that day. 7th Dec Close of Year of Scotus in Scotus College. 13th Dec. Blessing of the Crib in George Square 21st Dec. Carols for Peace in the City Chambers. Southside Fiddlers, Piper, Aisling Gheal Ensemble, Scottish Asian Christian Fellowship, Carissa Bovill all participated. 24th Dec. Funeral of Jimmy Fitzsimmons, choir member, in St Bernadette’s Tullibody.

Educational Workshops & Schools events

April 2nd April Scotus Cantata performed in St Mary’s Abercromby St . 18 schools participated.

18th Nov ‘Saul becomes Paul’ Cantata performed in St Mungo’s Townhead – 20 schools participated.

Workshop on Music for the Eucharist given by Dr Noel Donnelly to Dumfries & Galloway.