| 05th April 2005 | Modified: 16th October 2014 | Christianity, News Releases | Seen 35 times | Liked 0 times

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5th April 2005


Following the death of Pope John Paul II, the following arrangements have been made to allow the people of Glasgow and Paisley to pray for the deceased Pontiff and pay their respects:  

Tonight (Tuesday) at 7pm, in every parish in the Archdiocese of Glasgow and the Diocese of Paisley * a total of approximately 140 churches * a Requiem Mass will be celebrated by the local parish priest for Pope John Paul.  

Tomorrow night (Wednesday) a solemn Requiem Mass will be offered in St Andrew's Cathedral, Clyde St, Glasgow for the Pope by Monsignor John Gilmartin, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Glasgow and the priests of the Archdiocese. In attendance will be leaders of other Christian Churches, and other faith communities, including the Jewish, Muslim and Sikh communities.  
MPs and MSPs from the Glasgow area will also be in attendance, as will civic leaders from local authorities within the Archdiocese.  

On Thursday, a solemn Requiem Mass will be offered at St Aloysius Church, Rose Street, Garnethill, Glasgow at 12.30pm to allow city office workers and shoppers to gather in prayer for the late Pope.  

Each day this week and next, St Andrew's Cathedral will remain open from 7.30am every morning until 6pm every evening for prayer.  

Each parish in the Archdiocese has opened a book of condolences. These will be bound together to form a single book of condolence from the Archdiocese of Glasgow.  

Archbishop Conti, who is in Australia, has interrupted his visit, and will fly to Rome tomorrow (Wednesday) where he will attend the Pope's funeral on Friday, bringing with him the prayers of the people of Glasgow.  

Speaking from Australia, the Archbishop said: "It was with deep emotion that I learned of the death of our Holy Father John Paul II. It is with a further sense of sadness that being on the other side of the world I cannot join physically with the family of the Archdiocese; priests, religious and lay people in mourning his death.  

"I am nonetheless united in prayer with all members of the diocesan family in commending the soul of so great a pope to Almighty God * his place in our affection is assured as is his place in the history of the Church and of humanity. May he rest in peace."  

You are invited to send a reporter/photographer/camera crew to cover the above events. For tonight's parish Requiem Masses, media will be welcome at St Mary's Church, Abercromby Street, Glasgow and Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 51 Lourdes Avenue, Cardonald, Glasgow.  


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