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It is with sorrow that we announce the death of Canon Barney Devine, long-time Parish Priest of St Margaret Mary’s, Castlemilk.

The Canon was born on 18 July 1927 and ordained a priest on 17 June 1951 by Bishop Daniel Cohalan, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore at St John's College Waterford, Ireland

He had been educated at St Patrick's Primary Castlederg (1932-1939); Christian Brothers’ school Omagh (1939-1945) and studied for the priesthood at St John's College Waterford (1945-1951)

He spent all his priestly life in Glasgow, serving in four parishes (one twice!):

Archbishop Tartaglia has recorded a video message to the Archdiocese from his home.  In it he encourages us to participate as fully as we can in the days of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.

He offers practical suggestions for living out these days when we cannot get to a church and speaks of his hope that the emergency will soon end.  Please share!

The video can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqTDw4syeWE 

It is with great sorrow that the annual Archdiocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes has had to be postponed. The following letter from Canon White, the Pilgrimage Director, explains the decision:

Dear friends, an extraordinary meeting of associated Lourdes Pilgrimage Directors was held recently to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on our diocesan pilgrimages.

A diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes is much more involved than a simple “holy holiday” which frankly can be easily cancelled at short notice.

With respect to this year’s pilgrimages to Lourdes every director of each respective diocesan pilgrimage concerned was of the clear view that, given the current pandemic crisis, this year’s pilgrimage should be immediately postponed.

In light of these grave concerns, I petitioned Archbishop Tartaglia concerning the matters raised at this meeting, with a view that we should postpone the scheduled pilgrimage. With the same concerns for the welfare of pilgrims, His Grace has readily, but with a heavy heart, agreed.

During this emergency many people have asked questions about their life of faith, about the implications of the restrictions and about practical matters. The following table offers responses to some of the most frequently asked questions.

1.            What if I can’t get to Confession?

If you cannot get to Confession then do not be afraid – God’s love and mercy overcomes even the current restrictions. Just tell God the sins you have committed, tell Him that you truly love Him and that you are truly sorry for what you have done, tell Him that you intend not to commit these sins again and that you intend to go to sacramental Confession as soon as matters return to normal.

2.            Can I go to Confession by telephone or using a video messaging app?

The confessor and the penitent need to be both actually present for the Sacrament. This is true of every Sacrament – just as a priest cannot consecrate the bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Christ by phone so he cannot absolve sins by phone.

My dear friend. The current emergency means our churches have had to close, but costs remain and some parishes are in a difficult situation.

If your own circumstances allow it, please consider helping us by donating £5 during this worrying time.

We have set up a system whereby you can simply text RCARCHGLA to 70085 to donate £5.

Please share this emergency donation option with others, especially those who may be anxious because they normally contribute to their parish through collection envelopes.

Thank you to all of you who are united with us in this difficult time. God bless you and your family.

+Philip Tartaglia

Archbishop

During the current emergency technology offers us the possibility of assisting at Mass even when we cannot be physically present.

Live streams of Masses in the Cathedral will take place at 8.15am, 1pm and 5.15pm Monday to Saturday.  Achbishop Tartaglia will offer a 12 noon Mass on Sunday from the Cathedral and will address the Archdiocese during his homily.  Details for streaming of Cathedral services (and other parishes which have set up live streams) follow:

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