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The survey will close on Sunday 26th April 2015
EWTN interviewed Bishop John about our Lenten Catechesis. Listen to the interview here by clicking the link below.
The final week of the Lenten Catechesis sees the return to the Diocese of Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, Archbishop of Glasgow and, of course, former Bishop of Paisley.
Archbishop Philip was named by Pope Benedict XVI as Bishop of Paisley and was ordained in our Cathedral on 20th November 2005, the Solemnity of Christ the King. Pope Benedict appointed him as Archbishop of Glasgow and he was translated to Glasgow on 8th September 2012.
He is going to speak to us on the theme of "Mary "Yes!" to Holiness
From Bishop John:
Dear brothers and sisters. I am writing to you personally to invite you to our Diocesan Lent Catechesis in the Cathedral. This is my first big event of our Synod process for you and I hope you will come and join me in our Cathedral on the Sunday afternoons of Lent for it. I was thiking we could all see it as our Lenten discipline. Don’t give up chocolate this year, come to bishop John’s Catechesis. I have worked hard to get some of the best bishops in the British isles to come and give the talks and they are all booked. This six week series is a simple refresher course on the whole of the Catholic Faith so that you can leave knowing what Catholics believe andwhy they believe it. The talks end with Evening Prayer and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and are from 2.00-4.00pm. I really think we can fill the Cathedral each week and show the strength of our diocesan faith. I know it is a sacrifice to come every Sunday but if you offer it up to Our Lord and Our Lady it will be very pleasing to them and they will send you and our diocese very many graces.
I am praying for all of you every day and know you are for me. God bless you all, especially in this coming season of grace.