This is the first of our Station Masses, and a special one.
Here are our 10 catechumens. Tonight they are being ‘chosen’, ‘elected’. They can now be called the ‘elect’. This is their name for these final Lenten weeks before Easter. If someone wants to be a monk or a sister and join a religious community, he or she must pass through various stages. A person is a candidate first, then a postulant, then a novice, then temporarily professed, and lastly, at least three years later, perpetually professed. Then they enter fully into the life … Continue reading
Catholic Youth Service Scotland have organised an Inter-diocese World Youth Day on Palm Sunday. It will take place on Sunday 13th April @ 3pm at St John’s Church, Perth. Young Adults, Youth and Families are all Welcome. Perth is the easiest venue for Diocese in the north!!
Catholic charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has paid tribute to its women port chaplains and ship visiting volunteers on Women’s World Day of Prayer 2014 and ahead of International Women’s Day 2014.
AoS says women have and will continue to play a significant role within the seafarers’ charity. It currently has women port chaplains in East Anglia, Plymouth and Hull, as well as many women ship visiting volunteers up and down the country.
Their energy and fantastic work in helping meet seafarers’ spiritual and practical needs are an inspiration to many.
Catholic charity assisting fishermen and seafarers affected by historic UK storms.
Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has been providing support to fishermen and seafarers whose work has been the more difficult due to the recent storms.
Aberdeen port chaplain Doug Duncan recounted how he received a call from the Fisherman’s Mission during January asking him to help a Filipino fisherman who had been injured on board a boat off Orkney. A hatch on board the ship was blown down as he was coming up from below deck and fortunately crashed on to the back of his shoulder’s and … Continue reading
We’re continuing to hear the Sermon on the Mount. We’ve heard it the last few Sundays and will hear it again next Sunday, the last before Lent.
The Sermon on the Mount is found in chs. 5 to 7 of the Gospel of Matthew. It comes at the beginning of Jesus’ public life – a great statement. Along with the Last Discourse, given in the Upper Room at the end of his public life, it is the longest single piece of Jesus’ teaching that we have. It contains the Beatitudes, the great six antitheses Jesus proposes … Continue reading