What do the Lord Provost, a Member of Parliament and a football hero have in common?
The answer to that question will be given this weekend at a unique event hosted by the Catholic Church in Scotland.
Glasgow's Lord Provost, Alex Mosson, MP Tom Clarke and Celtic's Tommy Burns are among the speakers at a special congress being held this weekend to promote the Church's teaching on the Eucharist.
The workshops given by Alex Mosson, Tom Clarke MP, and Tommy Burns will be held on Sunday at 1.30pm in the Thistle Hotel, Cambridge Street. The concluding Mass will be offered by Cardinal Winning at St Aloysius Church, Rose Street, at 3.00pm.
The "Life in the Eucharist" congress is aimed at deepening faith in the Catholic Church's teaching about real presence of Jesus Christ, body, blood, soul and divinity in Holy Communion. It involves a series of Masses, lectures, perloos of prayer and witness-sessions led by some of Scotland's best-known Catholics.
Cardinal Winning said: "I am delighted to bring such a prestigious event to Glasgow. This is the first time the Life in the Eucharist Congress has been held outside the USA. With speakers travelling from Rome, from South America and from many other parts of the world, combined with the testimonies of local people, I am certain that we have a unique opportunity to draw people back to their faith."
You are invited to send a photographer/ reporter/ camera crew to cover the above event.
Further information from Fr Raphael O'Halloran on 07769 697756
or (during the congress) at the Thistle Hotel on 0141 332 3311.
The weekend's programme
Friday, June 30th
4.00pm - 6.00pm Thistle Hotel Reception and Registration
7.00pm - 9.00pm St. Aloysius Church Celebration of Welcome including Major Presentation -Eucharist and Celebration (Donna Lynn Orsuto)
Saturday, July 1st
9.00am Thistle Hotel Morning Prayer including Major Presentation Eucharist and Contemplation (Fr. Phillip Tartaglla)
11.00am Thistle Hotel Tea / Coffee
11.30am Thistle Hotel Workshop 1
12.15 pm Thistle Hotel Hotel Lunch for all delegates
2.00pm Thistle Hotel Major Presentation Celebrating a Faith that does Justice (Fr. Bob Roussaau SSS)
3.00pm Thistle Hotel Tea / Coffee
3.30pm Thistle Hotel Workshop 2
4.30pm St. Aloysius Church Eucharist - Principal Celebrant - Bishop Dom Joviano de Lima Junior SSS
7.30pm Thistle Hotel Congress Dinner and Celidh
Sunday, July 2nd
9.00am Thistle Hotel Morning Prayer including Major Presentation Eucharist and Collaboration (Fr. Eamon Conway)
10.30am Thistle Hotel Tea / Coffee
11.00am Thistle Hotel Workshop III
12.00 noon Thistle Hotel Lunch break
1.30pm Thistle Hotel Workshop IV
2.30pm Thistle Hotel Preparation for Liturgy
3.00pm St. Aloysius Church Eucharist - Principal Celebrant - Cardinal Winning
5.30pm City Chambers Civic Reception