St. Gregory’s & St Charles’ Parish Pastoral Council (PPC)
St. Gregory’s & St Charles’ PPC normally meets every 2 months. For the past few years, various pastoral matters have been discussed and recommendations made for the good of the parish.
Any parishioner can make representations to the Parish Council and should do so by talking to a Member of the PPC
or by writing to the PPC Secretary, St Gregory’s, 130 Kelvindale Road, Glasgow G20 8DP; Suggestion boxes are available in both churches if there is anything you wish to suggest for our consideration.
In accordance with the Code of Canon Law No 536, Archbishop Mario Conti, in his Pastoral Letter dated September 7, 2003, has instructed all parishes of the Archdiocese of Glasgow to form Parish Pastoral Councils (PPC).
The PPC is a structure which enables participation between the lay faithful and the priests of the parish in the Pastoral Life and Mission of the Church. It is the coming together of the priests and the laity and it assesses, identifies priorities and works together to effectively respond to meet the liturgical, catechetical, social and pastoral needs of the parish.
The purpose of the PPC is to help and provide in the development of the parish and all its pastoral matters. The PPC examines and investigates pastoral matters, reflects and considers them, reaches a conclusion and recommends and offers practical solutions to the Parish Priest.
St. Gregory’s Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Are you interested in becoming a member of the Catholic Church, or perhaps you’d like to reflect more deeply about what it means to you. Perhaps you have a question you’ve always wanted to ask and never had the opportunity to? St. Gregory’s Parish has a programme of instruction and preparation for adults who are interested in becoming Catholic, called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). RCIA is a group of members of the parish, which accompanies those on their journey wishing to be received into the Catholic Church.
Before sharing in the sacramental life of the Church, you will embark on a journey getting to know Christ better and deepen your relationship with Him. On the journey, you will meet people who are seeking Christ in their lives. You will meet Christians who are witnessing to their faith, to the teachings of Christ and His Church. The whole parish community journeys with you and supports you with prayer as you prepare to be welcomed into the worshipping community.
St. Gregory’s RCIA will meet at various times through the year as advertised in the bulletin.
If you are interested in discovering what is involved in becoming Catholic or know someone who would like to be received into the Catholic Church, please contact the parish priest or talk to one of the St. Gregory’s RCIA Group Members.
St Gregory’s Union of Catholic Mothers (UCM)
We have our meeting on first Tuesday of the month and a social evening on third Tuesday.
The U.C.M. is a national organisation with groups in many parishes in the UK. Meetings provide fellowship and friendship and are a blend of social and spiritual activities.
The aims are to teach and defend Christian values in family life, to offer love, sympathy and practical help to the family and to foster vocation in life.
New members are greatly welcomed.