Parish Priest: Canon James Duggan
Priest In Residence: Mgr. James Canon Cunningham (Retired)
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The priests of the Parish act as Catholic Chaplains in the following places:
Royal Alexandra Hospital - Westerfield Care Home
Accord Hospice - Dykebar Hospital
Welcome to St Charles’s Fr Jim!
MESSAGE FROM CANON JIM DUGGAN
Firstly, I wish to say how privileged I feel and pleased I am to be appointed by Bishop John as the new Parish Priest of St. Charles’. I spent a very happy year here 20 years ago and was extremely sad when I was moved in such a short time. So it is great for me to be with you once more after all these years. This parish has a rich heritage and some exceptional priests have been here over the years especially, of course, your most recent pastor, Fr Stephen. He is a tremendous priest with much energy matched with great kindness. He is an inspiration and I hope that, in time, I can be a worthy replacement and serve you with the dedication and love which he has. Unfortunately, I am only going to be present at the Vigil Mass this weekend. At 3 am on Sunday morning I am leaving with a group of my now former parishioners from Clarkston to accompany them on their parish pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome, which was obviously organised well before we knew of the new appointments. In the meantime, priests from the Mill Hill Missionaries will be celebrating Mass with you. Please be assured of my prayers for you in the Holy Places throughout the pilgrimage. I very much look forward to taking up residence among you properly on Friday 27th. With my prayers and good wishes, Fr. Jim
THE FATIMA PILGRIM STATUE
The Fatima Pilgrim Statue will be in Paisley Diocese from 7th–16th October. We encourage you to make a personal pilgrimage with your petitions to Our Lady in this time of special grace. On the Feast of the Holy Rosary, Saturday, 7th October at 4.30pm, Bishop John will welcome the Pilgrim Statue to St. Mirin’s Cathedral in a Welcome Service with Holy Rosary, followed by the Vigil Mass celebrated by Canon Oliver at 5.30pm. Bishop John will celebrate Mass at 12noon on Sunday, 8th October in the Cathedral. The statue will remain in the Cathedral for special services and personal devotion through the following week. It will be taken to Christ the King, Howwood for the last Fatima Vigil of the Centenary Year on Thursday, 12th October, and remain for the weekend. Its last stop will be in the Chapel of the Little Sisters’ Holy Rosary Residence on Monday 16th October.
OCTOBER MONTH OF THE HOLY ROSARY
Following on from our Consecration of Scotland to Mary, the Paisley Diocese wants to get as many people as possible praying the Rosary during October. Why not spread the word by posting and sharing the logo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The RCIA will resume soon and meet on Wednesday evenings from 7.30-9pm. If you would like to know more about your faith or if you know anyone who is interested in becoming a Catholic please contact Father Stephen on 0141 889 2614
URGENT APPEAL FROM SPRED
SPRED is a special faith programme to help parishioners with a learning disability. Due to changes within one of our groups (17-21 years) we find ourselves in need of new volunteers. We have six young people who urgently need your help, to become a one-to-one friend. If you are available for a couple of hours on a Wednesday evening, please consider responding to this appeal. Further details from email@example.com
Saturday: 5pm Vigil Mass
Sunday: 10.30 am-12 noon-5.30 pm
Daily: Rosary: 9.35 am
Mass: 10 am
200 CLUB sEPTEMBER DRAW
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