Thursday 5th May is the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord and is a Holyday of Obligation. Masses on Thursday are at 9.30am and 7pm.
There is a vigil Mass in St. Cadoc's in Newton Mearns at 7pm on Wednesday evening
I am very grateful for all the support that I have been given throughout these past days, and for all the prayers and Masses offered for my mum, Margaret, since her death last week. They are a great source of comfort.
On Saturday last, when I was speaking with Bishop John Keenan, he spoke of how the death of someone close to us can be a time when we feel the presence and strength that comes from the Communion of Saints. I’ve certainly felt that this week, strengthened and comforted by God’s Holy people on earth, as well as heaven.
The support and prayers of my brother priests, family, friends, the community of the Little Sisters in Greenock, the parishioners of St. Joseph’s, and of colleagues in Clarkston Churches Together have made these days that bit easier.
In these weeks, I have also felt surrounded by the prayers and intercession of the holy ones in heaven; God has responded to many prayers offered through the intercession of Our Lady of Divine Love, St Joseph, the Venerable
Solanus Casey and St John Paul II.
25 years ago last Thursday my mum received Holy Communion from St. John Paul at the Easter Sunday Mass at St. Peter’s in the Vatican. I pray that he who once gave the Lord to my mum on earth may, with Our Lady and all the saints, and with her guardian angel, guide her soul now to the Lord in Paradise.
God bless and reward your goodness,