Welcome to the website of St Aloysius’ Church
May Edition of Flourish
Masses this week
NB - Obligation to attend mass is currently suspended...
Church opens for registrations and confessions at 9.00 am & 10.30 am
Monday to Saturday
Church opens for registrations and confessions at 11.45 am
The limit for numbers attending mass at St Aloysius' is now 75.
Jesuits on the St Aloysius' Pastoral Team - Fr Dermot Preston SJ, Br Rene De los Reyes SJ, Fr John Twist SJ
A warm welcome from our Parish Priest Fr Dermot Preston SJ
Welcome to the website of St Aloysius Church, the Jesuit parish on Garnethill in the very heart of the Scottish city of Glasgow!
St Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, would describe the pilgrim’s task as trying to Find God in All Things, and he was conscious that the human being comes close to a near-infinite number of avenues to enter and discover that encounter with God.
We can sleepwalk past many such natural gateways every day in the world around us; but they do exist and they are accessible both through our external senses and through the delicate interior movements of our hearts and minds as they encounter the Holy Spirit who broods therein.
The Spirit can also be seen at work through windows created by human endeavour – through art and music, literature, sport, exploration, science and ingenuity – and like the Book of Creation all these hold the potential to bless and grace us.
This website is a tiny virtual portal created by human endeavour which tries to give you a glimpse of the Holy Spirit at work in the traditions of the Catholic Church and the prayer of the Jesuits as they have engaged with Scotland and the city of Glasgow over many years.
We hope that during your visit you find something to engage your mind or heart and ushers you gently into the presence God.
May God bless you!
This Week's Newsletter
May - the Month of Mary
May is the month traditionally dedicated to praying with Mary and praying the Rosary. This year Pope Francis has urged us to pray with Mary throughout May for an end to the Covid-19 pandemic.
There are many online resources to help us pray with Mary. Our own Ignatian Spirituality Centre has a series entitled 'Mary in Scripture', giving ten meditations on the life of Mary.
Guidance for this global time of prayer can be found in this document from The Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, recalling that "The whole Church was fervently praying to God".