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"Singing the Mass" Workshop 23rd Aug

A music workshop for parish musicians, cantors, and people who enjoy singing.  The event will take place in St Margaret’s Cathedral, Ayr on Saturday, 23rd August from 1.00 pm, beginning with lunch and concluding with the Vigil Mass at 6.00 pm.  During the afternoon, the group will have the opportunity to prepare, in some detail, music for the evening Mass.  More information and booking forms available at www.gallowaymusic.net.  The Mass of Christ the Saviour by Dan Schutte will be taught in SATB parts and used at Mass.  It is then hoped that many participants will travel to Whithorn on Sunday, 31st August to lead the music at the annual pilgrimage Mass at St Ninian’s Cave.

Whithorn Youth Camps

Two Whithorn Camps are organised this summer, for over 16s on 21st-22nd July and 10-16s on 30th-31st August.  As well as the outdoor camping experience we will explore the history and spirituality of St Ninian.  More details can be found at Galloway Catholic Youth on Facebook, www.gallowayyouth.org.uk, or speak to Father McGrattan (info@rccumnock.org.uk or 01290 421031).

Galloway News - Pentecost 2014 Issue

The Pentecost Issue of the Galloway Diocese News, our quarterly magazine, is now available in parishes, packed full interesting news, articles and reflections. Please collect yours in parishes this weekend or next. To read as a .pdf file, please click on the "read more ..." link below.

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Diocesan Pilgrimage to St. Ninian's Cave, Whithorn

Our Annual pilgrimage to the Cradle of Christianity in Scotland, St. Ninian's Cave, Whithorn will take place on the last Sunday in August, this year Sunday the 31st (not on Sunday 24th as mistakenly stated in the Scottish Ordo). Mass at the Cave will be at 4pm and in the Parish Church at 4:45pm as usual. All very welcome.

Re-statement of the "Embracing the Future" Principles

As part of the consultation on-going in parishes known as "Embracing Change", please refer to the list of "principles" given in the link below, which were derived from a previous process known as "Embracing the Future" (compiled in the year 2000). These principles are re-stated so as to be available to inform the current consultation. Please click the "read more ..." link below to open the one-page summary.

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