Next weekend, at His Holiness Pope Francis’ invitation, Catholics in parishes all over the world will be asked to contribute to a Special Collection for the Pontifical Mission Societies (PMS) – his official charity for overseas mission—during World Mission Sunday. For October this year, the Pope has asked us to place an extraordinary focus on mission, so Missio Scotland—the Scottish branch of the PMS—is following the Holy Father’s lead by showcasing some our extraordinary missionaries and the extraordinary work being undertaken in mission countries and territories throughout the world such as Sierra Leone. Our missionary priests and religious live out their mission and support our brothers and sisters in faith throughout the world. You too can show that ‘together we are mission’ and play your part in the life of the universal Church by supporting Mission Scotland, so please give generously. www.missioscotland.com
https://www.facebook.com/missioscotland. Tel 01236 449774.
Anyone with a parish ministry involving children and/or vulnerable adults and who has already undertaken Level 1 Training should now undertake Level 2 Training. The next sessions will take place on Wednesday 23rd October, St John’s Stevenston at 7pm; Sunday 27th October, St Mary’s Largs at 2pm and Wednesday 6th November St Winin’s, Kilwinning at 7pm. Training will last approximately 2 hours.
GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION
The Regulation came into force on Friday 25th May 2018, and gives individuals greater rights and control over the use of their personal information. Your privacy is important to the Parish Communities of St. John’s and St. Mary’s. We use the personal data, provided by you for Pastoral support and the administration of weekly collections. The information is held securely and confidentially in electronic or paper format. We will not share this information with third parties without your prior consent. A fuller Privacy Notice is now available on the Diocesan website. www.gallowaydiocese.org.uk/privacy-policy-and-gdpr