St Brides Advent Reflections

The season of Advent is quickly approaching. But what does this mean for each one of us? Many people see Advent as an early Christmas filled only with the busyness of shopping, wrapping, baking, and travelling. However, Advent is about growing closer to our beloved one, Jesus Christ. We are preparing our hearts for His coming at Christmas. We’re also preparing our souls for His second coming at the end of time. Even though we have many tasks throughout Advent, we can use this opportunity on the liturgical calendar to learn pray and reflect more and open our hearts to God’s love and healing. Sixteen parishioners from St Bride’s have prepared a series of Advent reflections that will guide you on your adventure. Our hope is that you will be able to slow down this Advent and turn your gaze to the infant in the manger.The Booklet is available in St Bride’s Church and a digital version is now available on our websites. May God bless you. And may this coming Advent prepare you for the wonder of the Incarnation at Christmas.

Christmas Programme has also been prepared covering all the activities and events this Advent for St Brides, West Kilbride and St Peters, Ardrossan.

Respond to Scottish Government consultation to stop home abortions

The Scottish Government is holding a consultation on whether to continue the practice of sending dangerous abortion pills to  women to undergo abortions at home. We need as many pro-life people as possible to complete the Scottish Government’s questionnaire in order to stop dangerous DIY abortions becoming permanent. SPUC has prepared a briefing which gives a step by step guide to completing the questionnaire. Please go to www.spuc.org.uk/Scottish-Consultation

Rosary Meditation

In the 1970s, Mother Angelica wrote a mini-book titled My Life in the Rosary, with meditations on the Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary. Those meditations were later printed in the book Praying with Mother Angelica (EWTN Publishing, 2016). St. John Paul II promulgated the Luminous Mysteries in 2002, when Mother Angelica’s health did not allow her to write further reflections. Therefore, Praying with Mother Angelica includes reflections on the Luminous Mysteries that were taken from her teachings and written in Mother’s “style.” This eBook includes short excerpts from those meditations on the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary.  

Galloway Diocese News (December 2020)

The latest edition of the Galloway Diocese News (December 2020) is now available.

Living in Faith in the age of COVID-19

The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland has published a Newsletter, which has emerged from the work of the Pastoral Ministry Working Group. Much of the material has arisen from the Pastoral Ministry survey which the group had invited parishes to complete by the end of July. It is hoped that the contents will prove to be informative and useful to clergy and laypeople.