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28 June
Jun 28
28th June 2000

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.  PR 280600   The weekend's programmeFriday, 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  ...

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12 June
Jun 12
12th June 2000

Fr. Danny (45) has been Deputy Director of the Catholic Media Office, in effect the late Monsignor Connelly's understudy, since 1991.The Bishops began a review of the Church's media relations office after Mgr. Connelly's death in October and Fr. Danny will the official spokesperson for the Church until that review is complete.PR 061200  ...

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15 May
May 15
15th May 2000

The Bishops' Conference of Scotland is to host the annual meeting of spokespersons of the various Episcopal Conferences of the Catholic Church in Europe. The meeting will be held from May 18 - 21 in Glasgow.The Bishops' Conference of Scotland is to host the annual meeting of spokespersons of the various Episcopal Conferences of the Catholic Church in Europe. The meeting will be held from May 18 - 21 in Glasgow.Besides a full exchange of information and viewpoints on media relations and current issues facing the Bishops of Europe, the main theme will be the challenge of putting the Christian message across in an increasingly secular environment.Among the other themes to be addressed will be the preparations for World Youth Day in Rome in August, which is expected to draw around two million young people to the Eternal City, and the possibility of further collaboration between the various press offices of the Bishops' Conferences of Europe.The main speakers will be Bishop Donal Murray, the Bishop of Limerick in Ireland and Dr Jim McDonnell, Director of Catholic Communications Centre in London.Around 20 participants are expected to attend from all over Europe. The meeting will be chaired by Monsignor Tom Connelly, Spokesman for the Catholic Bishops' Conference and by Dr Helmut Steindl, Spokesman for CCEE (The Council of European Bishops' Conferences).Further Information can be obtained by contacting:  Monsignor Tom Connelly(Catholic Media Office, Glasgow, Scotland)Tel: 0141-221-1168  Fax: 0141-204-2458.  Dr Helmut Steindl  Tel: 0041-26-341-7150  Fax: 0041-26-322-4993  ...