Faith-filled events in Glasgow during COP 26
The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
National Office Vocations England and Wales ,Vocation Network Scotland, and Vocation Ireland will be there in collaboration with the Knights of St Columba, and the Eucharistic Life Group.
Rosary Procession at Carfin Grotto: 31st Oct at 3pm - all welcome
Weekend Friday 5th – Sunday 7th will be the main thrust of events for young people such as:
Welcome Hub: Pauline Books & Media, St Enoch's Square, Glasgow city centre. (Free tea and Coffee) 10am - 4:30 pm Friday 5th, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th November.
Friday 5th 2pm: Discernment: making good choices in an uncertain world (Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus)
Friday 5th 3pm: Planting Seeds of Hope, a reflective time (Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus)
Friday 5th 4pm: What our Faith teaches, Pope Francis & Laudato Si (Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus)
Saturday 6th 2pm: Discernment: making good choices in an uncertain world (Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus)
Saturday 6th 3pm: Planting Seeds of Hope, a reflective time (Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus)
Saturday 6th 4pm: What our Faith teaches, Pope Francis & Laudato Si (Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus)
Sunday 7th 10am: What our Faith teaches, Pope Francis & Laudato Si (Sisters, Faithful Companions of Jesus)
Mercy Bus: The Friends of Divine Mercy Scotland are organising the Mercy Bus will be in St Enoch Square on 7, 8 and 9 November 2021 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Night Fever: This event will take place on Saturday 6 November from 6.30 pm. – 9.30 p.m. St Andrew’s Cathedral, Clyde Street, Glasgow.
Carlo Acutis Eucharistic Miracle Exhibition: This event will take place from 3 – 6 November at Catholic Chaplaincy, University of Glasgow and then taken to St Columba’s Church, Hopehill Road, Glasgow on 6 – 7 November. The Eucharistic Group are organising this in both venues.
Knights of St Columba 40 Hours:
The Friends of Divine Mercy Scotland (FODMS) are leading the Divine Mercy Chaplet at 11 p.m. on 1st November
St Mary’s Church, Carlton
FODMS organising Holy Hour at 7 p.m. on 2nd November St Mary’s Church, Carlton
FODMS singing at Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop John Keenan at 12 o’clock 2 November St Mary’s church, Carlton
FODMS singing at closing mass 12 o’clock 3rd November St Mary’s Church, Carlton
Pilgrimages: A group of pilgrims are walking from mainland Europe to Glasgow. They will arrive in Northumberland and walk along the East coast to Edinburgh and then follow the Forth & Clyde canal to Glasgow. SCIAF are liaising with them and organizing church halls and homes to accommodate them for food and sleeping. It has been suggested that schools along the route could offer support and encouragement, and if health restrictions allow, refreshments.
Official COP26 Mass: Mass will be celebrated at St Aloysius Sunday 7th November 2021 at 1pm (ticket holders only)
The March: The COP26 March will take place on Saturday 6th November. The route has yet to be confirmed by police Scotland, but it has been suggested that it will be Kelvingrove to Glasgow Green. The March will be separated into ‘blocks’ with one block dedicated to faith and belief. It is not expected that there will be any limits on numbers who can attend.
The proposed timetable for the day is:
12pm mobilization time (arrive at park and organize blocks)
3pm Rally at end point.
The details of the rally are yet to be confirmed.
The March is a public event and will be one of the main ways in which civic society will contribute to the COP26 conferencE.
Each hour will follow the same format:
On the hour – 20 minute input (stories from international partners, testimonies and action)
10 minutes of prayerful silence
All international input will be pre recorded and live streamed.
On the half hour – 20 minutes “stories of hope”
10 minutes of prayerful silence
The last hour will be a celebration of Mass in St Aloysius.
The organisers hope to have a mixture of people joining on line and attending in person.