St Mary’s Thursday 09.30am-10am
St John’s Friday 10.30am-11am
Former Judge the Hon. Lady Rae has taken up the reins as Board Chair of the new Scottish Catholic Safeguarding Standards Agency (SCSSA) that is now being established as an independent body to oversee the Church’s safeguarding practice. The latest issue of the Safeguarding Matters newsletter (available: https://bit.ly/3tyeInn) provides details of what the agency will do, who it will work with and how it will be governed.
Are you thinking about being a Priest in 2022? The Diocese of Galloway is now inviting enquiries from those considering applying for seminary. For more information please contact Fr. Martin Chambers at:
GOSPEL REFLECTION. Livestreamed at 7pm every Monday. Why not join us ?
Are currently urgently looking for volunteers to keep this scout group running in Saltcoats. Please click on link below for more information and ways to volunteer.
The diocesan website has been updated to reflect the current work of the Safeguarding Team. The pages can be accessed by visiting www.gallowaydiocese.org.uk and selecting “Safeguarding”. This will bring you to a new page with a further menu providing information on different aspects of Safeguarding within the diocese. Please note that any volunteers who still require training can visit the “Training” page and contact any trainer to arrange a session, or can join a session scheduled in the calendar.
A parishioner of St Quivox Prestwick, whose husband died shortly before Christmas, has produced a book of seascapes and reflections along with a calendar in memory of him and in support of Mental Health Scotland.
Please click on link below for more information
The Diocese has registered with Amazon Smile. The prices on amazon smile are the same as on the regular Amazon site. However Amazon donates 0.5% of spending to the nominated charity. This is a good way for those who use Amazon to support diocesan finances at no extra cost. Please follow this link
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