We are delighted that this week’s pro-life Mass, on Wednesday 21st March, will be celebrated by Archbishop Philip Tartaglia. This month is the 21st Anniversary of the Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative. Please join us for this special occasion of thanksgiving and prayer for the pro-life cause.

The programme for the evening is: Eucharistic adoration 6-7 pm, Rosary 7 pm, Mass 7:30 pm. Followed by refreshments. Join us for as little or as much of the evening as you can.

Venue: Blessed John Duns Scotus RC Church, 270 Ballater Street, Gorbals, Glasgow, G5 0YT


Dementia Day


As part of LENTfest, AGAP is hosting a day devoted to the positive impact of the arts upon those living with dementia. We’ll be going and hope to see you there!

Featuring imput from Alzheimer Scotland, Dr Treloar, Author of Dementia: Hope on a Difficult Journey, Sarah Metcalf, CEO for Playlist for Life; and a special screening of the short film ‘J. Costello‘ (2017) presented by the filmmakers Liam Hollywood and David C. Murphy.

When? Saturday 24th March, 10am -4 pm

Where? Our Lady & St George’s RC Church, Penilee

See poster below for booking details:



The rosary on the coast is a day of pilgrimage and prayer for the re-flourishing of our faith, for the grace to build a culture of life and for true peace to reign in the hearts of all peoples & nations. The event is on Sunday 29th April at 3pm. We invite you to join us at Wemyss Bay- email gospeloflife@btinternet.com if you would like to be part of our group.

Today, the feast of St Joseph, begins 40 days of spiritual preparations for the rosary on the coast. Here is a link with suggestions of how to spiritually prepare: https://rcdop.org.uk/news/40-day-spiritual-preparation-countdown-to-the-rosary-on-the-coast-4

Sr Andrea and Sr Jess had a great time at the SPUC Youth Conference last weekend, along with 140 young people. Sr Andrea gave a workshop titled ‘Crisis pregnancy: a response’ and was on the discussion panel. There were many interesting speakers at the conference, two of whom spoke about the effects of abortion on women’s mental health. The talks cited a review of the research by pro-choice Prof Fergusson, which has shown that abortion (vs. carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term) is associated with a mild-moderate increase the risk of drug and alcohol misuse, anxiety and suicide.

Nurse or nursing student? Please sign the letter against any RCN move to support the introduction of abortion on demand, for any reason.

Janet Davies, the Chief Executive of the Royal College of Nurses (RCN), has announced that a panel of RCN staff and members will be deciding on a positioning statement for the RCN on the complete removal of all legal restriction and sanctions regarding abortion. If these measures were to be implemented, it would mean the introduction of abortion on demand, for any reason, to at least 28 weeks and possibly up to birth. Ann Furedi, the CEO of abortion provider BPAS, who are running the campaign to ‘decriminalise’ abortion, has made it clear that they are aiming for the latter, the introduction of abortion up to birth. The Royal College of Midwives’ position in support of ‘decriminalisation’, which saw a large public backlash when it was adopted, has subsequently been used extensively by abortion provider BPAS as a key plank in their political lobbying for the introduction of abortion, on demand, for any reason up to birth. Ahead of this panel deciding the position, the RCN are running a ‘survey’ of the RCN membership which does not allow for members of the RCN to vote on the specific wording of the final positioning statement. It instead asks a single question on whether members support or oppose the broad concept of ‘decriminalisation’ and only commits that members’ input will ‘inform’ the work that will lead to the final position this panel will decide on. If you are a nurse or nursing student, please take action by putting your name to the public joint letter (link below) to the Chief Executive of the Royal College of Nurses, Janet Davies, to voice your concern about this extreme move.



A Programme for Health Professionals, Marriage Educators and others interested in Women’s Health and Fertility

Date: 31st May – 3rd June 2018

Venue: Schoenstatt Centre, Clachan of Campsie, Campsie Glen, Glasgow, G66 7AB

To find out more information and book a place, contact Fertility Care Scotland. Email: info@fertilitycare.org.uk or phone 0141 221 0858

Attendance at this Teacher Training Course will enable the participants to give information on the Billings Ovulation Method® to women and couples who wish to conceive as well as those wishing to use a natural method to avoid pregnancy. Recognition of the signs of fertility and infertility allows a woman to monitor her reproductive health. The woman who knows her own fertility patterns will be alerted early to any abnormality which requires medical management.

Once learned the Billings Ovulation Method® can be applied to all variations throughout a woman’s reproductive life:

  • regular cycles
  • irregular cycles
  • anovular bleeding
  • effects of stress
  • after childbirth or miscarriage
  • while breastfeeding
  • approaching menopause
  • low fertility


Fertility Forum


The Fertility Forum is open to individuals who are interested in and excited about promoting the Church’s teaching on Humanae Vitae. The group comprises NFP users, NFP teachers, mums, school teachers, healthcare professionals and the Sisters! The last Fertility Forum meeting was on Tuesday 27th February. We had a great discussion and have made a plan. Initially, we are going to pilot small group video courses and get together packs with ideas to make parishes more family friendly. No doubt there is plenty more to be worked on in the future.

The next Fertility Forum meeting will be on Tuesday 1st May, 7pm, Cardinal Winning Pro-Life Initiative. Please email us (gospeloflifesisters@googlemail.com) if you have any ideas or want to get involved, even if you are unable to attend the meetings. The meetings are open to anyone who is interested and you don’t need to have come to previous meetings to attend.

At 7pm in St Margaret’s Church, Clydebank. All are invited for prayer, food and fellowship:

“I invite you all warmly to come and pray and share a meal with us at St Margaret’s as we are joined by the lovely Br Paolo of the Taize community in France. Br Paolo is deeply passionate about encouraging young people in their journey towards Christ and we are delighted to learn from him, pray with him and one another as we seek to enter ever more deeply into the mystery of God’s love for us.
Br Paolo is seeking to encourage more young Scottish people to journey to Taize and has made known to us of some scholarship opportunities, so any school pupils in particular who may be interested, please encourage them to come along.”

Today marks the 21st anniversary of Cardinal Winning founding the Pro-Life Initiative. Here’s part of his speech from that day:

“Today I issue an open invitation to any woman, any family, any couple, who may be facing the possibility of an unwanted pregnancy.

I strenuously urge any person in that situation, of any ethnic background, of any faith, from anywhere, to come to the Archdiocese of Glasgow for assistance.

Today I can announce a new set of provisions which have been put in place to help you.

Whatever worries or cares you may have…we will help you.

If you need pregnancy testing or counselling…we will help you

If you want help to cope with raising the baby on you own we will help you

If you want to discuss adoption of your unborn child…we will help you

If you need financial assistance, or help with equipment for your baby and feel financial pressures will force you to have an abortion…we will help you

If you cannot face your family, or if pressure in your local area is making you consider abortion, come to us, we will help find you somewhere to have your baby surrounded by support and encouragement…we will help you

And finally, if you have had an abortion. If you are torn apart with guilt, if your relationship has split up because of abortion, if you are
suffering from post abortion stress – come to us, we will help you.

This invitation, I repeat, is open to all. Irrespective of age, creed or colour.

Today I urge anyone in that situation… Let us help you to avoid making one of the biggest mistakes of your life.”

Last year was the 50th anniversary of the passing of the 1967 Abortion Act in the UK. Sr Roseann is answering 50 questions about abortion, to mark the 50th anniversary.

Question 46: “There’s always been abortion, there will always be abortion, what’s the point of all this discussion and pro-life action?”

I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. - John 10:10