BY Daniel Harkins | September 5 2014 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print


Neocatechumenal Way gives joyful witness of Faith

More than 800 people, including 160 foreign pilgrims, packed into Carfin’s St Francis Xavier church last Sunday for a Neocatechumenal Way gathering attended by Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell.

The event was the culmination of five days of evangelising by the 160 pilgrims from Italy and Portugal, who joined with 600 of the faithful from England to spread the Gospel in Scotland.

Generous Glasgow parishioners opened their homes to the travelling Catholics and gave them a place to stay during their visit in which they spoke to children and adults in schools and in parishes.

The pilgrims concluded their time in the country by joining with the Scottish Faithful at the Mass on Sunday. Bishop Toal spoke to those present about vocations.

Italian Francesco Fontana, who helped pilgrims find places to stay during their visit and was present at the Sunday event, said the foreign visitors had a packed schedule. He added he was very surprised by the large turnout—well over double what he expected—and that it was a good experience to get to know so many different people.

—Pic: Tom Eadie. Blessing from Bishop Joseph Toal to the young men who offerer themselves for priesthood and religious life.


—Read the full version of this story in September 5 edition of the SCO in parishes from Friday.








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