Throughout the year we have regular Special Events marking occasions such as Mothers’ Day, Christmas, Easter. There is an Annual Remembrance Day Mass, a Christmas and Summer Fayre, and a number of Ecumenical Events with our neighbouring Church of Scotland and St Matthew’s Episcopal Church - e.g the annual Seder Meal, Lent and Advent Services, and the Service for all those in any way affected by cancer …….
Lent and Easter Events 2019
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Friday 1st March
This year the service will be held in St Matthew’s Episcopal Church
on Balmore Road at 6pm. All welcome.
LENT: As the 40 days of Lent approach, we will be distributing the usual SCIAF “wee boxes” for your spare coins, and some materials from SCIAF outlining their work.
“LENTFEST”: This is a community festival run by AGAP (Archdiocese of Glasgow
Arts Project) to encourage reflection on faith ideas through the creative and performing arts, and it continues through the weeks of Lent. AGAP has published a little booklet showing their Lenten events for 2019. Here are some of them:
“Sign of Contradiction: The Passion Story”
The story of the first Holy Week from a whole new angle
Bringing a new twist to old musical favourites, from ballads to street songs
Alessandra Pompili: acclaimed international classical pianist
a special concert featuring works by Mozart, Brahms, Bach, Liszt and Macmillan
Franklyn & Rebecca Kidd
Two talented singer-songwriters share their music, and the songs that inspire them
Martin Jones & Friends
Regular Celtic Connections performer and friends present an evening of music
A Glasgow Calvary
An Exhibition of The Stations of the Cross reimagined for our own time by John Cairney
The Family: Hope of the Church and of the world
Artists from Glasgow and beyond present original works of art that contemplate
the meaning of family life: 7th – 28th March
For details of times, locations, tickets etc see www.agapglasgow.eventbrite.co.uk
ASH WEDNESDAY: This falls on Wednesday 6th March and marks the beginning of the Lenten period. Ashes will be distributed at the 10 am Mass and again at an evening Mass at 7pm.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: In the church, every Monday evening at 7pm and every Friday afternoon at 3pm, beginning on Monday 11th March
SCIAF SUNDAY: This falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent (31st March) and our second collection on that day is for the work of SCIAF.
MOTHERS’ DAY: 31st March The fourth Sunday of Lent is also MOTHERS’ DAY and to mark it, the children will play a big part in the liturgy of the Mass, present all the ladies with some flowers and invite them to enjoy a cup of tea and a piece of Mothers’ Day cake in the hall after Mass.
PALM SUNDAY: 14th April Palms are blessed and distributed at each Mass and later on that day we join with our neighbouring churches, Possilpark Parish Church of Scotland and St Matthew’s Episcopal Church, for our
PALM SUNDAY ECUMENICAL SERVICE
which this year will be held in St Teresa’s at 6pm
Our local minister, Rev Linda Pollock, Fr David from St Matthew’s Episcopal Church and Canon Hendry. from St Teresa’s will lead the service.
Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week and here are some of its highlights:
Monday 15th: Stations of the Cross in the Church at 7pm
Tuesday 16th: Our annual SEDER MEAL when we join with our neighbouring churches to recall the events of the Passover by celebrating a typical Seder Meal. This will be followed by Supper featuring Fr Hendry’s special roast lamb. Tickets cost £5 and are available from the stall in the church.
Thursday 18th: This is HOLY THURSDAY, the first of the 3 days leading up to Easter
At 10 am we have Morning Prayer of the Church. At 11 am the Mass of Chrism takes place in the Cathedral and all are welcome to attend. At this Mass, the holy oils used in the administration of the Sacraments will be blessed and the priests of the archdiocese will renew their commitment to the Archbishop and to the diocese.
At 7pm, we have our parish Mass of the Lord’s Supper in St Teresa’s.
Friday 19th: Today is GOOD FRIDAY
At 10am we again have our Morning Prayer of the Church and then at 12 noon, Possilpark Churches Together join in a WALK OF WITNESS, carrying the cross and gathering at Saracen Cross for a brief service.
Then at 3pm we have THE PASSION OF THE LORD in the church, with the traditional Kissing of the Cross. The church will remain open from 5pm to 7pm for private veneration of the Cross.
Saturday 20st: HOLY SATURDAY
Again, we have the Morning Prayer of the Church at 10 am and then, like churches throughout the land, we will be preparing the Church for Easter and setting up our Easter Garden. All of this is in preparation for the EASTER VIGIL which, in St Teresa’s, begins at 8 pm. [PLEASE NOTE: NO 6pm Mass today]
Sunday 21st April: We celebrate EASTER SUNDAY with Mass at 10.30 am.
We take this opportunity to wish all our parishioners and all who visit our website a blessed and happy Easter!