01 October 2014

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Galloway exists to serve the People of God in North, South and East Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. The vision and mission of the Catholic Church in Galloway is the same for the Catholic Church Universal: to be a sign and instrument of communion with God and of unity among all people.

News and Coming Events
Youth for Lourdes signup for 2015 Pilgrimage

This diocesan group is now recruiting young people aged current 4th year of secondary school to 23 years of age to join them. The YfL group assist sick and frail participants on the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes with their mobility helping them to take part as fully as they can in the week long pilgrimage. The dates are 05-15 July 2015. The full cost is £630 which includes all food, travel, accommodation and insurance. The first meeting will take place in St John's Hall, Glaisnock Street, Cumnock, KA18 1JU on Sunday 5th October from 3pm till 6pm. Application Forms are available in the church porch or call the YfL office on 01387 252603 or email teamyfl@yahoo.co.uk or Facebook Youth for Lourdes (Galloway). See poster on notice board for further info. Please click on the "read more ..." link below to open a .pdf file containing an Application form.


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Diocesan Teachers Mass - 6th October

All Teachers are warmly invited to our Annual Mass to pray for them and the work they do, which will be held this year in St. Joseph's Church, Hill Street, Kilmarnock on Monday 6th October. All teachers currently in the Catholic sector should recieve an invite through their schools, but all retired or student teachers, and all those teaching in other sectors are very welcome to join us. Mass will be at 7pm followed by a light buffet and chance to socialise in the Hall.

Diocesan Music Day & Diocesan Choir

A Diocesan Music Day has been arranged for Saturday 27th September featuring Composer James McMillan and Fr. Guy Nichols of the Birmingham Oratory. For details on the day and how to be a part of it, and also a reminder of our Diocesan Choir arrangements for rehearsals, please click the "read more ..." link below to open a .pdf file containing the full information.

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The McLellan Commission

Please find below (by clicking on the "read more ..." link) a copy of a letter dated 27th August from Bishop Cunningham, encouraging the fullest engagement with the processes of the McLellan Commission. Abbreviated forms of this letter will be in parish bulletins in the immediate future.

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National Youth Pilgrimage - St. Margaret's Tomb, Dunfermline

A day-long pilgrimage for all young people on 21st September, 2014.  Visit her cave, tomb, Dunfermline Abbey and join with other Scottish young people for Mass at 4.00 pm followed by dinner together.  For information please visit www.gallowayyouth.org.uk or contact Fr Stephen McGrattan on info@rccumnock.org.uk.

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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Feast of the Triumph of the Cross

This Sunday we celebrate the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. The cross is a great mystery - the complete self-emptying of God through his Son Jesus. It presents the paradox of an almighty God offering himself in a vulnerable way to the worst elements of human cruelty by the very creatures he is trying to save. The power of the cross is the self-giving love of God, its glory hidden in the seeming failure of crucifixion.

The cross is the most potent place of reconciliation between hatred and love, forgiveness and revenge. It is a bridge between God and man, between heaven and earth. Jesus hangs there, reconciling and changing man’s destiny forever. That same all-giving love of Calvary exalts the cross, in spite of its suffering, and is still available to us today.


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Diocesan and Pastoral Office, Candida Casa, 8 Corsehill Road, Ayr, KA7 2ST
Telephone: 01292 266750  Fax: 01292 289888 Email: administration@gallowaydiocese.org.uk

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