Climate change is an issue of social justice, an issue we ignore at our peril.
Pope Francis encourages the Christian community to celebrate the Season of Creation. Following his lead, we are holding a virtual event on Zoom on Tuesday 28th September 2021 from 7pm – 8:30pm. You are invited to take part and contribute your thoughts.
Pope Francis encourages the Christian community to celebrate the Season of Creation. Following his lead, we are holding a virtual event on Zoom on Tuesday 28th September 2021 from 7pm – 8:30pm. Everyone is invited.
Since March 2020, we took the decision to close both our Coatbridge and Preston Centres. There was so much uncertainty and it seemed wise for us to take advantage of the Furlough Scheme to help with the expenditure of staff salaries. We decided to continue with the Centres being closed until the scheme ended at the end of September 2021 during which time, we would evaluate not just our structures but also our community makeup, our personnel and our staffing situation.
Like so many other charities, we are currently in this discernment process where we are evaluating the effects of the pandemic both financially and strategically. We were not so naïve as to think that things would go back to normal after the pandemic. They wont and can’t as we negotiate what a “new normal” may look like for us in this small UK Province. Covid 19 has changed everything and as the bard himself said “the best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley.”
Therefore, we are asking for your patience, understanding and above all prayers as we try to comprehend what the Spirit is asking of us as we move forward. Also, in early October there will be a meeting of all the Xaverian Provincials of the whole congregation and one of the topics will be the future of the European Provinces.
These are difficult times and the future is uncertain but please accompany us with your support and be in solidarity with us in prayer. As and when decisions arise, we will communicate them to you.