In these difficult financial times, there is no obligation to
give to the Sunday Collection. If, however, you feel able to,
you can donate by text message to an account set up by the Diocese
of Galloway. It is not possible to nominate a particular parish
so all text-giving donations will be shared among parishes.
To donate, text to 70085 the word SUNDAY followed by the number
of pounds, from 1 to 20. For example, SUNDAY 5 to 70085 gives
£5. This message would cost £5 plus one standard
rate message charge. Thank you for all your commitment and support.
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Today, l celebrate Holy Mass privately for the Parish
and Joseph Murray who died recently.
Pope Francis gave an extraordinary Urbi et Orbi
Blessing - to the city and the world - on 27 March.
Pope Francis said "We find ourselves afraid
and lost. Like the disciples in the Gospel we were
caught off guard by an unexpected, turbulent storm.
However, the pandemic storm has made most people
realise that we are on the same boat, all of us
fragile and disoriented. And it has shown how each
person has a contribution to make, at least in comforting
each other. On this boat are all of us. The pandemic
has exposed our vulnerability and uncovers those
false and superfluous certainties around which we
have constructed our daily schedules, our projects,
our habits and priorities. In the midst of the storm,
God is calling people to faith, which is not just
believing God exists, but turning to him and trusting
him. As Lent and the pandemic go on, he said, God
continues to call people to 'convert' and 'return
to me with all your heart'. " Please be assured
of my daily prayers for you and your family.
7 April 2020
THIS DAY - Twenty-three years ago, on 7 April 1997, construction
of the Parish Centre
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a message of welcome from Father Duncan.
Vigil 5.30 pm
otherwise in Bulletins
Father Duncan McVicar
The Church of Saint Peter in Chains is a Parish of the Roman Catholic
Diocese of Galloway with Charity Number SC010576.