Please join us in praying for the pro-life cause this Wednesday 21st February evening. Mass will be celebrated by Fr Jim Dean.

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

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Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) Scotland, in conjunction with the Diocese of Motherwell, will be hosting the fourth stop on the Right Side Tour in Motherwell on Monday the 19th of February.
The Right Side Tour aims to inform people about the campaign to decriminalise abortion. The pro-abortion movement continues to grow even more extreme in their agenda, now pushing for the decriminalisation of abortion. This would mean the extension of abortion up to birth for any reason. Abortion remains a criminal offence under law, unless it satisfies the conditions of the 1967 Abortion Act. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) have launched a campaign called “We Trust Women,” aiming to remove abortion from criminal law. This would null the 1967 Abortion Act, and any existing restrictions on abortion with it, including the 24 week time-limit. This would be the most drastic extension of abortion since 1967.
To find out more about the issue and learn how to help, come to the event. It will be on Monday February 19th at 7pm in St. Bride’s Hall on Coursington Road. We are very grateful to Bishop Toll and the Diocese for agreeing to host us. We look forward to seeing you there.
For more information visit the Tour website:
Or contact Margaret:
margaret@spucscotland.org
0141 221 2094

March 9th – 11th, further details below. There will be a bus going from Scotland, if you are interested please contact louise@spucscotland.org

 


Saturday 24th February, further details on poster below. Looks like a great afternoon and would be good to see you there!


There have been recent moves to introduce buffer zones outside abortion clinics in England and Wales. If that is put in place, it will stop peaceful, prayerful witness to life and women being offered a chance for support to keep their baby in the very place it is needed the most. Campaigners for buffer zones claim that women are being harassed, yet there is no evidence of this in the 20 + years of vigils outside abortion clinics.

Please respond to the government’s survey on this subject if you have any experience of pro-life groups outside abortion clinics.

Here is a link to a briefing document for some background information on this issue  www.christianconcern.com/sites/default/files/Public%20consultation%20on%20pro%20life%20witness.pdf

and the government survey www.homeofficesurveys.homeoffice.gov.uk/s/8KA5N/

You can see a short film of women telling their stories of how they were helped outside abortion clinics:


40 Days for Life is taking place in Glasgow, Falkirk, Dundee and Aberdeen this Lent. Please do get involved if you can. Contact details for the vigils can be found on the 40 Days for Life website:

Glasgow: https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/glasgow/

Falkirk: https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/falkirk/

Dundee: https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/dundee/

Aberdeen: https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/aberdeen/

40 Days for Life is a worldwide movement that involves keeping prayerful vigil outside abortions facilities – for 40 days. The aim is to pray for a change of heart in women seeking abortion, to pray for the unborn children lost to abortion, to pray for the staff involved in providing abortion, to be able to offer women information about alternatives to abortion and offer help to those broken by abortion. The ultimate aim is to pray for an end to abortion. Many hearts have been changed through this prayerful witness – mothers have decided to keep their babies, staff have left the abortion industry.

 

 

 


Just a reminder that this year’s White Mass, for Healthcare, is next Sunday 11th February at 12 noon in St Andrew’s Cathedral, Glasgow. Further details on poster below. Please come if you are a healthcare student or professional eg. doctor / nurse / healthcare assistant / pharmacist / carer / physiotherapist etc. and invite your friends to come too.


Last Saturday, we hosted a social media training day for religious sisters and brothers, organised by the Vocations Forum of the Conference for Religious of Scotland (CRS). One of the main aim of the Vocations Forum was to make the Religious of Scotland more visible. As part of the training day, to prove how effective facebook can be, Louise (who did some of the training) took a group selfie and posted it onto the Vocation Scotland facebook page, asking people to like and comment so that we could see how far it went and how quickly. By the time we had finished our meeting 90 minutes later, it had already reached 5000+ people in places as diverse as Virginia and New York in the USA, Perth in Western Australia and Vietnam – not to mention many people much closer to home. Less than 48 hours later it had reached nearly 11000 people. Have a look at the VocationScotland facebook page here www.facebook.com/vocationscotland


Please pray for a woman who is 14 weeks pregnant and under huge pressure from people around her to have an abortion. The abortion is booked for 2 weeks time. Pray for a change of heart to those pressuring her into this abortion and for the support and strength she needs to continue with her pregnancy.

 


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 45: “Has anyone ever survived an abortion?”



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