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Partick parish’s Year of Faith starts early

St Peter’s hosts Tuesday discussion series, starting next week

St Peter’s Church in Partick, Glasgow, is hosting a series of talks focused on adult education in Catholic Faith to mark the upcoming Year of Faith.

The Year of Faith, which was called for by Pope Benedict XVI, begins on October 8, the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Second Vatican Council, and the series of talks at St Peter’s will be based on the council’s documents.

The series begins next Tuesday evening and opens with Fr Michael Smith, a Jesuit priest from St Aloysius’ Church, Glasgow, speaking about the dogmatic constitution of the Church.

The talks will continue on successive Tuesdays until November 27, concluding with a session led by John Dornan, from the Centre of Globalisation in Coatbridge, who will speak about the decree on the Church’s missionary activity.

In the intervening week’s, St Peter’s will welcome a wide variety of speakers, including Lord Brian Gill, Lord President of the Court of Session, who will speak on the constitution of the Church in the modern world, and Mary Cullen, former head of communications at Catholic charity SCIAF, who will speak about the declaration on religious liberty.

On Tuesday October 16, the adult education talk will visit St Luke’s Orthodox Church in Downahill. The penultimate talk of the series, Tuesday November 20, will see St Peter’s welcoming Rev John Miller, former moderator of the Church of Scotland, who will focus on the decree on ecumenism: declaration on relations with non-Christian religions.

The Year of Faith, which will conclude on November 24 next year, the feast of Christ the King, was called for by the Holy Father to help Catholics appreciate the gift of Faith, deepen their relationship with God and strengthen their commitment to sharing Faith with others.

—All talks, apart from October 16, will take place at St Peter’s Hall, Partick from 7.30pm to 9pm. For further information visit the website:


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