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Newsletter for Easter Sunday

31 March 2024

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The Resurrection

El Greco

Museo del Prado

On behalf of the Jesuit Community and the parish team we wish all parishioners, friends and family a very Happy and Holy Easter Season

Easter Vigil and Sunday Mass Times

Easter Message from Archbishop Nolan

“Christ is risen, Alleluia”. We should say those words with joy in our heart. For this is the core of the Christian message, this is the centre of the good news.

These words assure us that death is not the end, that the sufferings of Calvary, the cross and crucifixion do not last; that death will be overcome by life, the fullness of life. Just as for Jesus, so also for us, the light of day will banish the darkness of night.

Therefore, if we struggle just now with our own Calvary, may the resurrection of Jesus encourage us to persevere; if we mourn the death of a loved one, may the resurrection lighten our sadness with the assurance of life eternal; if we struggle to see how the many problems of the world can be overcome, may the resurrection give us hope.

Christ has risen, he is risen indeed. Alleluia..

Pope Francis on Holy Thursday

Click the image above to watch Pope Francis, from his wheelchair, wash the feet of 12 female prisoners at Rebibbia prison, Rome, on Holy Thursday. It is believed to be the first time a pope has only washed the feet of women in the Holy Thursday foot washing.

‘We cannot be silent’: A statement from the Jesuits on Gaza

In an strong gesture of protest, the Society of Jesus issued a statement in Rome on Holy Thursday, March 28, in which they say they “cannot be silent” in the face of the killing, famine and spread of disease in Gaza as Israel continues its bombardment. 

They denounce the fact “that no one is able to stop the killing” in Gaza and elsewhere in Israel/Palestine. 

They join Pope Francis in calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, the release of all the hostages and the beginning of negotiations and a process that will lead to peace in the Holy Land and in the Middle East where many of them are working.

Easter Vigil & Passover Seder Readings

In 'thinking Faith' this weekend we have an article from Professor John Barton, author of A History of the Bible, surveying the readings that Christians and Jews use during the Easter Vigil and the Passover seder, respectively.

He considers what these texts tell us about how Scripture is understood in the two faiths. ‘The narrative that Jews construct out of the Hebrew Bible is distinctively different from the story Christians tell on the basis of these same books. Fruitful dialogue can only begin if these differences are recognised.’

Latest Edition

The Spring 2024 Edition of Jesuits & Friends is now available - click above to read online or pick up a copy at the back of the Church.

Aid to the Church in Need
Appeal 6 -7 April

Peter Diamond, Community Fundraiser Scotland, for Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) will be visiting the parish next weekend. ACN is a Catholic charity that supports suffering and persecuted Christians around the world with over 5000 projects in more than 140 countries each year. Peter will be talking about the projects, sharing stories from ACN’s project partners and explaining how we can help in prayer and giving.

Women, Reconciliation and the Synod

Saturday 20 April
following 12.15 Mass – 4.00 pm in the Ogilvie Centre Meeting 3: Our third meeting in the series will focus on Mary of Bethany and Mary Magdalen and the Call to Evangelisation 

All are welcome. A light lunch will be provided. Please do join us.

Christian Life Community for Young Adults  Information evening Wed 17 April at 7 p.m.

in the Ogilvie Centre, 25 Rose Street

We are planning to set up a new Christian Life Community for Young Adults in St Aloysius’. Vasco Zeferina of the Young Adults group and Father Gerard Mitchell, SJ, invite you to an information evening about CLC on Wednesday 17 April, given by Fr David Stewart SJ of the Edinburgh Jesuit Community.

Christian Life Communities (CLC) exist in large numbers throughout the world. Begun 400 years ago by the Jesuits, CLC members commit to daily personal prayer, the regular meeting of a CLC group, occasional involvement in regional and national CLC meetings, and an annual retreat (in daily life or at a retreat house). CLC groups are local and small (typically six to eight people) and meet monthly to reflect on Scripture and the following of Christ in everyday life.

For further information and to contact Vasco Zeferina please email on or phone the parish office 0141 332 3039.

Praying with the Gospel

Click the image above to open a meditation from Sacred Space for the Gospel of this Sunday, that can be prayed at your own pace.

Reflecting on the Sunday Readings

For a longer reflection on the readings click here for the St Beuno's Outreach Team website

Young Adult Group

The YOUNG ADULT GROUP meet every Sunday evening.

Location - Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Scott Street

Programme - 7.00pm onwards: light supper, then talk and discussion, option of attending the Mass at 9.00pm. All young adults most welcome to each or any of these meetings!


We have Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament every Sunday afternoon / evening following the 12.00 pm Mass until just before the 9.00 pm Mass. This is an ideal time to come and pray in silence.

Useful Links

Pray As You Go

ISC Glasgow

Thinking Faith

St Aloysius' Church

25 Rose Street,
G3 6RE

0141 332 3039

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