Memorial of the Queenship of Mary

This Feast is celebrated seven days after the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady into Heaven and was transferred from the 31st of May to the 22nd of August. Pope Pius XII announced this on the 11th of October in 1954 when he presented his Papal Encyclical Ad Caeli Reginam (To the Queen of Heaven) to … [Read more…]

Memorial of St Pope Pius X

St Pope Pius X was born Joseph Sarto near Treviso, in the region of Venice in 1835. His family upbringing was humble and poor. He was the second eldest of ten children. He entered the seminary at Padua in 1850 and ordained a priest in 1858. He worked pastorally in various parishes with great zeal … [Read more…]

Pius X Prayers to Our lady and St Joseph

Pius X Prayer to Our Lady Most holy Virgin, who pleased our Lord and became his mother, Virgin Immaculate in your body and soul,  in your faith and love, at this solemn jubilee of the promulgation of the dogma which proclaimed you to the entire world as conceived without sin, look kindly on us unfortunate … [Read more…]

Memorial of St Bernard of Clairvaux

St Bernard of Clairvaux was born near Dijon, in the region of Burgundy, France in 1090. He had a religious upbringing from his parents. Along with two uncles and between 27 and thirty friends he entered the Cistercian monastery of Citeaux in 1111. Having made a deep impression on the Abbot he was assigned to … [Read more…]

Optional Memorial of St John Eudes

He was born in Normandy, France in 1601. He joined the French Religious Community of the Oratorians and was ordained a priest at the age of 24. During the severe plagues of 1627 and 1631 he continued preaching among the people and cared and nursed the sick. In order to prevent the spread of the … [Read more…]

Fr Ryan Black

Fr Ryan Black, newly ordained priest with Fr Joe his former PP in St Francis, Port Glasgow. Ad multos annos vivat!

St Matthew 19: 23-30

In response to the rich young man in yesterday’s Gospel not taking up Jesus’s invitation to follow him because he was unwilling to renounce his great wealth, Jesus warns his own disciples about wealth and its dangers. Although this rich young man follows the commandments that Jesus lists, Jesus calls him to be perfect. Now … [Read more…]

St Stephen of Hungary: Optional Memorial

St Stephen was born between 970-975 and was the fourth Magyar Duke to rule in Hungary. He was baptised a Catholic together his father in 985. When he was 20 years of age, he married Gisela of Bavaria who was the sister of St Henry, who would become a future the Holy Roman Emperor. On … [Read more…]