3rd May 2015 Newsletter Page 2

This Marian procession will be the occasion of a Diocesan presentation to Bishop
Nolan. This is our opportunity to show our appreciation for Bishop Nolan’s ministry
over a period of 37 years.
If you have any old, broken or unwanted jewellery or any old/foreign banknotes, we can recycle
them and raise vital funds for farmers and artisans in the developing world.
Tuesday Club
5th May
Movie - "Sunshine on Leith.
May 12th. Forthcoming dates for diaries. Outings organisation.
May 19th. Dobbies Garden Centre, Milngavie
May 26th. Speaker " Following in the Footsteps of Livingstone"
The Club has a very healthy membership but unfortunately the majority are unable to help in
the physical running of the Club. More able retirees, male and female who could help move
tables and chairs, serve teas and operate the sound system would ensure the continuation of
the Club. If you can spare a few hours on a Tuesday afternoon, 2pm-4pm, in The Pastoral
Centre, you would be most welcome.
A cheque for £1514 had already been sent to SCIAF.
More boxes have been returned and a further donation of £218 has been sent,
bringing the total to £1732 (£500 more than last year).
Thank you for your generosity.
Catholic Education Commission Open Forum: Developing Teachers and Leaders for
Catholic Schools
International Youth Prayer Festival Medjugorje '15
One accommodation paid space from St. Brides is available! Please e-mail or speak to Fr. Doyle why you feel
you would like to go to the Youth Festival.
Still some spaces available… The Gonzaga Youth (Over 17’s) will join more than 80,000
young people from 200 countries in Medjugorje for the annual Youth Prayer Festival. We
will accompany and support the founder of Marys Meals while promoting this wonderful
Date: 29th of July – 5th August Cost: 7 nights’ accommodation breakfast and a 3 course
meal each day with airport transfers £150. For flight information please contact Emmet.
The Catholic Education Commission has been re-structured to provide opportunities to
engage with Catholic communities across the country on important issues which affect
Catholic education locally and nationally. The first set of issues being discussed in this forum
will focus on “Developing Teachers and Leaders for Catholic Schools to ensure the future of
Catholic schools”. It will take place on the morning of Saturday 13th June 2015 (10am to
1pm) in the Gillis Centre, 100, Strathearn Road Edinburgh EH9 1BB. Parents, teachers,
clergy and religious are invited to participate in this event. To book a place you must register
on-line at: https://cec20150613.eventbrite.co.uk
May Devotions
We are taking bookings for World Youth Day Poland July 25th – August 1st. 2016. If you
are interested and are 17 before the 25th of July this year you are eligible to come so please
contact Fr Doyle or Emmet.
Faith on Tap “Living to Love: Why Chastity is Key”
Ever wondered about the church’s teaching on sex and relationships? Here is an opportunity to hear
from a former Rock Music Journalist for the New York Press who is now author of such books such as
“The Thrill of the Chaste” and “My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the
Saints.” Her name is Dawn Eden and she will be speaking at a joint Gonzaga Project and Paisley
Diocese event.
Where: Gabriels Pub 33 Gauze Street, Paisley PA1 1EX
When: 7pm Tuesday 2nd of June
FREE admission & FREE Food! For further information email Emmet.
New Movements Conference, Glasgow
The Community of the Risen Christ, Glasgow is hosting a two day conference on 19 th / 20th June at
Holyrood Secondary school, Crosshill, Glasgow bringing together new movement, communities and
individuals to encourage and inspire them in their life and mission within the Catholic Church and in
the world. More information regarding speakers, costs, etc., can be found
at www.newmovements.co.uk
The month of May is a month which the piety of the faithful has long dedicated to
Mary, the Mother of God. Our heart rejoices at the thought of the moving tribute of
faith and love which will soon be paid to the Queen of Heaven in every corner of the
earth. For this is the month during which Christians, in their churches and their
homes, offer the Virgin Mother more fervent and loving acts of homage and
veneration; and it is the month in which a greater abundance of God's merciful gifts
comes down to us from our Mother's throne.
We are delighted and consoled by this pious custom associated with the month of
May, which pays honor to the Blessed Virgin and brings such rich benefits to the
Christian people. Since Mary is rightly to be regarded as the way by which we are led
to Christ, the person who encounters Mary cannot help but encounter Christ likewise.
For what other reason do we continually turn to Mary except to seek the Christ in her
arms, to seek our Savior in her, through her, and with her? To Him men are to turn
amid the anxieties and perils of this world, urged on by duty and driven by the
compelling needs of their heart, to find a haven of salvation, a transcendent fountain
of life.