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FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE ARCHBISHOP
The Vigil and Reception of Remains of Archbishop Tartaglia will take place on Wednesday 20th January at 6.30 pm and the live stream is accessible by using this link: https://youtu.be/idlkb2sNUcc or the button below
The Funeral Mass is on Thursday 21st January at 12 noon, accessible by using this link: https://youtu.be/tS6rtYC0DhM or the button below
Please continue your prayers for the repose of the Archbishop’s soul and for the comfort of his family.
Archbishop Philip Tartaglia RIP – 11th January 1951-13th January 2021
The whole Archdiocese is in mourning for the death of our Archbishop, but here in Anderston we have an especial duty to pray for his repose since it was here that he began his Christian journey when he was baptised in our font. The Archbishop’s family shortly afterwards moved to the east end, but his gran remained living in our parish and he had happy memories of visiting her in Anderston.
From the east end Philip Tartaglia’s vocation took him to St Vincent’s College, Langbank, St Mary’s College, Blairs, and the Pontifical Scots College, Rome, where he eventually obtained a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He was ordained a priest in 1975 in Our Lady of Good Counsel, Dennistoun.
After returning from Rome he was appointed as assistant priest in Our Lady of Lourdes, Cardonald, then joined the staff of St Peter’s College, Newlands, before becoming Vice-Rector, and the Rector, of Chesters College, Bearsden. After many years spent teaching, he returned to parish ministry in St Patrick’s, Dumbarton, and St Mary’s Duntocher, but after nine years in Duntocher he was appointed Rector of the Pontifical Scots College (Canon Gargaro was a student there at the time).
Very quickly though his vocation entered into another new stage, when on 13th September 2005, Pope Benedict XVI nominated him Bishop of Paisley. On 20 November 2005, he was ordained Bishop in St Mirin's Cathedral by Archbishop Mario Conti who he was to succeed as Archbishop of Glasgow
On 24th July 2012, Bishop Tartaglia was appointed Archbishop of Glasgow and was installed at St Andrew's Cathedral, Glasgow, on Saturday 8th September 2012, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He guided the Archdiocese through the following eight years, paying especial attention to supporting our Catholic schools and to promoting safeguarding. During this time, he served as President of the Bishops’ Conference and attended Synods at the Vatican to represent the bishops and people of Scotland.
Alongside this public role, he was also a family man, the eldest son of Guido and Annita Tartaglia, and he had three brothers and five sisters (one of whom sadly passed away quite recently), to whom he was very close. We pray especially for them at this difficult time.
He died on January 13 2021, the Feast of St Mungo, the Patron Saint of Glasgow.
Diocesan Administrator - until Pope Francis appoints a new archbishop, our diocese will be governed by Monsignor Hugh Bradley as Diocesan Administrator. He was elected to this position by the College of Consultors, a group of priests chosen by the late Archbishop from amongst the Council of Priests. Monsignor Hugh had previously served as Vicar General and as General Secretary of the Bishops’ Conference.
SUSPENSION OF PUBLIC MASS AND ACTS OF WORSHIP
You will be aware by now that throughout Scotland Mass and public liturgies have been suspended until further notice to assist in Coronavirus protection measures. This is a sad but necessary step due to the worsening public health situation. During lockdown we will live stream Mass on Facebook weekdays at 9.30am and 10.00am on Sundays. This is available any time after Mass to watch. The Sunday Mass will also be posted on the parish website. We will now have the full form of Mass (Gloria, 2nd reading, Creed, etc) on Sundays as we are not gathering physically.
Spiritual Communion- The best way to receive Christ is in Holy Communion at Mass. Yet for these times when we cannot physically get to Mass, we can still reach out to Him by making a Spiritual Communion in prayer! St. Thomas Aquinas once defined a Spiritual Communion as “an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament and in lovingly embracing Him as if we had actually received Him.”
You can make a Spiritual Communion whenever and wherever you'd like, using the prayers given below or your own heartfelt thoughts.
St. Alphonsus Liguori
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
Oh Jesus, I turn toward the holy tabernacle where You live hidden for love of me. I love you, O my God. I cannot receive you in Holy Communion. Come, nevertheless, and visit me with Your grace. Come spiritually into my heart. Purify it. Sanctify it. Render it like unto Your own. Amen.
Confession- is still available in the garden. Contact Canon Gargaro to arrange.
Funeral Masses - are still permitted with the restriction of 20 people attending.
PLEASE PRAY FOR:
RIP: Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, Bishop Vincent Logan (retired Bishop of Dunkeld), Paul Glencross, Peter Docherty
ANNIVERSARIES: Margaret O’Hagan, Charlotte Wilson, Charles Capaldi, Mary O’Brien, Margaret English
FUNERALS – The funeral of Paul Glencross will take place on Friday 29th January at 9.30am, with Reception of Remains on Thursday 28th January at 7pm. Due to the Coronavirus restrictions only the 20 people invited may attend these services, but please keep him and his family in your prayers.
Privacy Notice for Booking for Mass & for Contact Tracing
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The full Archdiocese of Glasgow privacy notice is available at: http://www.rcag.org.uk/index.php/the-archdiocese/diocesan-curia/privacy-notice
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