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Diocesan Torchlight Procession

This Sunday, 7th October, is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and the Diocesan Torchlight Procession will take place in Carfin Grotto at 7pm. Bishop Toal encourages everyone to take part in this event to seek Our Lady's powerful intercession. Please join us.

Jesus Our Teacher Icon

The Jesus Our Teacher Icon will be handed over to the Diocese of Motherwell on Wednesday 10th October at 2.00pm in St Bartholomew's Church, Coatbridge. The Icon will be in the Diocese until 20th November. During this period, it will be on display in the Cathedral should schools wish to bring pupils along to view it. On each of the six weekends, the icon will be at a particular Church in each of the six deaneries at the undernoted dates. Prayer materials including a holy hour and novena are available to accompany the Icon and it is hoped that parishioners from other parishes in the deanery would also have the opportunity to view the Icon. 13th/14th October The Cathedral. Motherwell 20th/21st

Retreat with Fr Denis McBride CSsR

Diocesan Weekend Retreat led by FR DENIS MCBRIDE CSsR, Redemptorist Priest, Author and Speaker, Saturday/Sunday 3/4 th November, The Xavier Centre, Carfin. There is no charge for this event, but registration is necessary, either via our Facebook Page, Contemplative Theology, or by email to missions@rcdom.org.uk. All welcome!

National Divine Mercy Conference

The annual National Divine Mercy Conference takes place in St Augustine's Coatbridge on on Saturday 20th October from 9am - 6pm. Prior registration is required online. Full details can be found on the attached poster.

Letter from Bishop Toal

Bishop Toal has prepared a pastoral letter to be distributed throughout the diocese on the 29th/30th September. Download the letter here.

Invitation from Pope Francis to pray the Rosary

The Holy Father has decided to invite all the faithful, of all the world, to pray the Holy Rosary every day, during the entire Marian month of October, and thus to join in communion and in penitence, as the people of God, in asking the Holy Mother of God and Saint Michael  Archangel to protect the Church from the devil, who always seeks to separate us from God and from each other. In recent days, before his departure for the Baltic States, the Holy Father met with Fr. Fréderic Fornos, S.J., international director of the World Network of Prayer for the Pope, and asked him to spread this appeal to all the faithful throughout the world, inviting them to conclude the recitation of the Rosary wit

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