Groups and associations
Welcome to the Catholic Chaplaincy! Here’s a brief guide to some of the groups that are active within our community— mostly based in Turnbull Hall. There is something for everyone! Turnbull Hall is ALIVE! We always seek to involve as many people as possible in the life of the Chaplaincy, so please get involved!
The Glasgow Faith Forum is an initiative of the Faith Movement, one of the new movements in the Church. We hold a series of talks, each building upon the other, to demonstrate how the Catholic faith is compatible with the modern scientific understanding. The talks are for young adults between the ages of 16 and 25. We meet every other Thursday at 7.00pm in the upstairs hall. For more info on upcoming talks look us up on Facebook: www.facebook.com/glasgowfaithforum or visit the website of the movement www.faith.org.uk
"Wherever two or more are gathered in my name, there I am." (Matthew 18:20). This prayer group meets the first Saturday of the month (5.00 pm) during the semester in the homes of parishioners. Come along to spend time with the Lord and pray for your own needs and the needs of others. We’re an international group and we welcome all new comers and students from Glasgow University, Glasgow Caledonian and University of Strathclyde. Each month different members of the group lead the prayer, which is followed by a meal together. It is a good opportunity to take time out from the day-to-day bustle of life and spend time in quiet prayer in an atmosphere of friendship and support. Contact: Thomas Sardella (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Legion of Mary
- is a worldwide organisation with small groups (praesidia) in individual parishes under the patronage of Our Lady. Its aim is to give glory to God through the sanctification of its members. We achieve this by means of prayer and active work, which varies from helping at a soup kitchen to visiting parks or hospitals, among others. Weekly meetings Mondays, 6.00-7.30 pm. A second praesidium will soon begin meeting on Sunday afternoons. "So that I with her, His Mother, may bring Him to the world and to the souls who need him". Contact: Jesus Tapia Amador (email@example.com).
St Augustine said: “To sing is to pray twice”. Music ministry at Turnbull Hall is made up of students and parishioners and provides the music for 11.30 am and 6.15 pm Masses on Sundays—practices begin at 10.30 am and 5.30 pm respectively. New members are always welcome. Whether your instrument is the guitar, piano, uilleann pipes, or simply your voice, we invite you to come along and meet us. Contact: Fr John (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- is a Catholic lay organisation which arranges meetings and conferences on subjects of theological, social and cultural interest. It sees its main function as Promoting open discussion and greater understanding in today's Church. We normally meet on the fourth Thursday of the month (October–April; no meeting in December) at 7.30 pm for a talk given by a guest speaker, followed by questions and discussion and then refreshments. Admission for non-members is £3. Visitors and non-members are always welcome. Contact: Dan Baird (email@example.com or telephone 0141 332 7112).
- is our charismatic prayer group that meets Thursdays from 7.30-9.30 pm. Evenings include times for Adoration, Praise and Worship, Intercessory Prayer, and take different forms. There are opportunities for prayer ministry, confession and healing services, teachings and talks by members of the group. Contact: Teresa Barnes (firstname.lastname@example.org). Come when you need a break!
School of Community—Communion & Liberation—originated in Italy, and seeks to foster its members Christian education and maturity, and participation in the Church’s mission in society. The name of the movement synthesizes the conviction that the Christian event, lived in communion, is the foundation of the authentic liberation of man. School of Community is a weekly catechesis, Mondays at 7.45-9.00 pm. This is a time of reflection on one’s faith journey in the light of one’s personal experience and the writings of the founder, Mgr Luigi Giussani. Contact: Sabina Szymoniak (email@example.com)
- is a monthly seminar and discussion group aimed primarily at students in medicine, nursing or any branch of healthcare, but it also addresses ethical concerns in other fields such as law, education, and finance. Seminars take place the first Tuesday of every month during the academic year from 7.00 to 9.00 pm. Contact: John-Paul O’Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
University Christian Outreach
- is a university age outreach that strives to live out the awesome challenge of God's call, whilst witnessing to those we meet about His work in our lives. Our goals are to speak the Gospel, establish lifelong relationships and build a new life in Christ. Meets Tuesday 6.30 pm. Contact: email@example.com or visit www.ucoglasgow.org.uk or https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2309381983&v=wall
Something missing?—If you see the need for something else, come and tell us! We want everyone to feel there is a place for them in the Chaplaincy. We never say no to a good idea! Contact Fr John or Sr Karen.