In 2016 we will be having a Synod within our diocese. The Synod will be on the Laity and the New Evangelisation. In order to prepare properly for this we are about to embark on a period of preparation.
During this period we are asked to do three things:
Matt is the founder of Ascension Press and has helped to co-start a whole range of highly successful Catholic initiatives, including the Theology of the Body Institute. He will be coming to Paisley Diocese on Thursday 12th November to give a talk in St. Mirin’s hall starting at 7pm. The talk is aimed at priests, teachers, youth leaders, catechists and keen and informed lay people. The talk links with our Diocesan Synod. www.Catholicbibletour.com
As the result of grave concerns over the plight of Syrian refugees, a group of local charities and activists, together with politicians from all 4 main parties in Renfrewshire and representatives from all major church denominations, were brought together to help focus on what support we, the people of Renfrewshire, could give to help in this humanitarian disaster which has been unfolding before our eyes. Out of this meeting a group has been formed which will be known as "Renfrewshire Refugee Support Group". The Good Samaritan didn't pass by, and neither must we.
Going to Lourdes is for the sick, the pilgrims, the helpers, and the people wanting to experience Mary in a different place. Whatever the reason you intend to go on pilgrimage, if you think you have a role to play in preparing for the pilgrimage please come to our next meeting on Wednesday, 14 th October 2016, at 7:30pm. In Holy Family Hall, Port Glasgow. For more details please contact Anne Louise 01475 638132 or Karen 07923564434
The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) has launched an emergency appeal to help thousands of refugees in and around Syria and those fleeing into Europe. Donate: www.sciaf.org.uk or call 0141 354 5555