Archive for April, 2011

The Way


Some people from the office here at the Initiative are going along next week to see a preview of a new film called The Way starring Emilio Estevez and his father Martin Sheen.  The film follows Martin Sheen’s character as he walks the route from the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela in the north west of […]

Please support a talk being held in St Mary’s Cathedral hall, Edinburgh on the dignity of the human person by Fr Robert Gay .   He is a Dominican and scientist and will be exploring the Church’s views on all life issues.  The talk starts at 7.30pm  on 6th May with refreshments afterwards in the cafe and a […]

A Rachel’s Vineyard weekend retreat for spiritual and emotional healing after abortion will be held in Smithstone House, Kilwinning, on Fri. 27th – Sun. 29th May.  This confidential, supportive retreat is powerful for anyone who has been affected by their own or someone else’s abortion experience. For more information, please call Marene on 07505 904 656 or email […]

Prayer Request


Please pray for  Natalie who is 15 years old and is under immense pressure to have an abortion.

Holy week


Yesterday marked the start of  the most important week in the Church’s year with Palm Sundaywhen we remember Our Lords’ entry into Jerusalem and hear the events of Holy Week. Crucified Jesus, give us a strong and loyal faith. Like Peter, we are capable of abandoning you and your way. May we come to understand that […]

We welcomed three pupils of St Lukes High School, their teacher Mrs Maureen Morton and Fr Eoin Patten(St Johns Church, Barrhead) to the Initiative for a specially organised visit. They presented us with a cheque and some baby items which were very gratefully received.  Thanks so much



Please pray for a great friend of ours, a woman J who is seriously ill with secondary cancer and about to start a course of chemotherapy.

Sisters Andrea and Roseann joined many others to celebrate the re-opening of St Andrews Cathedral last Sunday 10th April.  It was a beautiful,  sunny evening and this added to the joy of seeing all the extensive work that has been put into the church over the last twenty months. If you are in Glasgow city […]

Day for Life


We’re really pleased to announce that the diocesan mass to mark the Day for Life will be held on the 31st May 2011 at Our Lady of Consolation Church, 130 Inglefield Street, Govanhill, Glasgow G42 7DE at 7.30pm. This will mark the start of a regular diocesan mass for life thereafter every 3rd Wednesday at 7.30pm at Our Lady of Consolation […]

Lenten Thought


1st Reading: Dan 13:1-9,15-17,19-30,33-62 Gospel: Jn 8:1-11 By: Christian DeCarlo From todays’ readings, we can come to the conclusion that our God is a loving God. Holy Scripture shows us God’s compassionate and forgiving spirit. We must remember that if we have fallen in our penance during this lenten season, we shouldn’t be discouraged. Go […]