Official Journal of the Archdiocese of Glasgow
It survived two world wars, air raids and countless national and local emergencies, but on the night of July 28, St Simon’s church at Partick Cross succumbed to an enemy that could not be resisted as fire destroyed the little building which has a special place in the hearts of countless Glaswegians.
Saint Aloysius, Garnethill, the only Jesuit church in the Archdiocese, is set to welcome one of its returning sons when Father Gerry Mitchell SJ moves back to his home city later this month to serve as the new parish priest in the church where he was ordained 38 years ago.
In a church laden with lilies, parishioners of Blessed Duns Scotus in the Gorbals were once again able to gather together to take part in a much-loved Catholic tradition.
The current emergency means our churches have had to close, but costs remain and some parishes are in a difficult situation. If your own circumstances allow it, please consider helping us by donating £5 during this worrying time. The Archdiocese has set up a system whereby you can simply text RCARCHGLA to 70085 to donate £5. Please share this emergency donation option with others, especially those who may be anxious because they normally contribute to their parish through collection envelopes. Those who use collection envelopes are asked to continue to place donations in these and deliver them to the local parish after the emergency has passed.