Dedication of the Lateran Basilica. It was initially built by the Emperor Constantine on the Lateran Hill in Rome in the 12th century. At first, it was only a Roman feast, but since the Basilica was called the Mother and Head of all Churches of the City (Rome) and the world, the feast was extended to the whole of the western Church, as a sign of unity and respect towards the Holy See which, as St. Ignatius of Antioch had written centuries earlier, presides over the whole assembly of charity.
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In the year 236, Fabian was chosen to be Bishop of Rome, and in 250, under the persecution of the Emperor Decius, he was crowned with martyrdom and buried in the cemetery of St. Callistus. Sebastian also suffered persecution under the Emperor Diocletian. He was put to death by arrows and buried in the cemetery […]
St. Agnes suffered martyrdom aged about 12 either towards the end of the 3rd century or more likely at the beginning of the 4th. Pope Damasus embellished her tomb with sacred verses.
St. Vincent, deacon of the Church in Saragossa, suffered terrible tortures and died a martyr’s death in Valenica during the persecution of Emperor Diocletian. Picture: St. Vincent of Saragossa (Menologion of Basil II, 10th century).
Isaiah 62: 11-5; 1 Corinthians 12: 4-11; John 2: 1-11 For most people, their wedding day is the most important and lifechanging event they will ever experience. It’s also one which causes more arguments than anything else – where it’s to take place (church or the Caribbean), who’s giving the bride away, is […]
COVID 19 UPDATE 1st October 2021 Most of Covid restrictions have been lifted in Scotland including physical distances and limits on numbers gathering; so you’ll notice as you go into church there are no longer space markers on the seats . However some people may still prefer a bit of space so please be considerate […]
As always I would like to say a big thank you to all those who have been generous in supporting St Joseph’s Parish especially during this difficult time I know that money is tight, and I appreciate all you are doing to support your parish, especially since, this Lockdown we have lost the weekly income […]
At His baptism, Jesus was filled with the power of the Holy Spirit to prepare Him for His mission. Let’s pray to that same Spirit, that the fire of God’s love may bring healing and reconciliation to all people:- For ourselves, Your holy people. Reborn in baptism, may we work confidently for Your Kingdom, and […]