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Open House Conference

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Easter Message from Bishop Toal

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, As Holy Week approaches each year I always experience a strong sense of anticipation, a looking forward again to the liturgical celebration of these great events so central to our faith - the Last Supper, the Passion and Death of Our Lord, and his Glorious Resurrection. These feelings of gratitude go back to my childhood in Roy Bridge, where we celebrated the Paschal Triduum in a very full and uplifting manner in our parish church of St Margaret’s. The Easter Vigil really was the highlight of the Church’s year, probably of the village’s life as well. There were no short-cuts as the whole Catholic community gathered to proclaim Our Lord Risen from the Dead

Clergy Appointments

Bishop Toal wishes to announce the following clergy appointments. Fr Bill Bergin will take up the post as chaplain to John Ogilvie High School in Burnbank. Fr John Paul McShane will assist Fr Bernard Zulu in providing chaplaincy services in Monklands Hospital. Fr William Crombie M.Af. will assist in the parish of St Andrew’s in Airdrie. Deacon Michael Ross will take up the post as chaplain to the Scottish Ambulance Service.

The Chrism Mass 2019

Bishop Toal invites all clergy and lay faithful of the Diocese of Motherwell to attend the annual Diocesan Chrism Mass in Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral, Motherwell, on Holy Thursday, 18th April at 11.30am. During this beautiful liturgy, Bishop Toal will bless the holy oils to be used during the celebration of the sacraments across the Diocese for the coming year while the priests of the Diocese will renew their vows. Please join our Diocesan community for this special Mass to begin the Sacred Triduum.

Cross of Jesus - Musical Reflection by the Motherwell Diocesan Choir

Cross of Jesus – A musical reflection on the Passion and Death of Our Lord As the season of Lent reaches its conclusion, the Diocesan Choir will present this Lenten meditation on Tuesday, 16 April in The Cathedral, Motherwell at 7:30pm. All are invited to attend this event in preparation for the Sacred Triduum and Easter. The programme will include a number of choral classics and Scriptural Readings. Admission is free.

The Crucifixion - John Stainer

The Diocesan Choir, in association with the Lanarkshire Society of Organists, will lead a ‘Come-and-sing- performance of Stainer’s Crucifixion in Cadzow Parish Church, Hamilton on Saturday 13 April. All parish choirs are invited to participate in this event. Individuals who enjoy singing, but who are not associated with any particular choir, are also invited to attend. The timetable for the day is: 12-30 – 2:30 Choral Rehearsal 2:30 – 3:30 Soup & Sandwiches 3:30 – 4:15 Performance of The Crucifixion Anyone who would like to come and listen to the performance is invited to come to Cadzow Parish Church (Woodside Walk, Hamilton) at 3:15 on Saturday 13 April.

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