An art installation incorporating our Church building – can you spot us?

Nathan Coley

The Lamp of Sacrifice, 286 Places of Worship, Edinburgh 2004

16 May 2014 – 1 March 2015

GOMA Gallery 4 Glasgow

Throughout his work, Nathan Coley expresses curiosity about how we relate to public spaces and architecture. He is also interested in what we believe. His research informs drawings, photographs, sculptures and videos that often contain words or phrases.

For GENERATION Coley’s work , on loan from the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland,The Lamp of Sacrifice, 286 Places of Worship, Edinburgh 2004 is an installation of sculptures made up of all 286 religious and spiritual buildings listed in the 2004 Edinburgh Yellow Pages phone directory under ‘places of worship’. A mammoth task, it was originally made for a solo exhibition at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh and took Coley and his assistant four months to produce.

As fewer people go to church and the diversity of different areas shifts, the cardboard models offer a playful and abstract perspective on the buildings. Physically they represent buildings but emotionally they are religious architecture and in equal measure baffle and enlighten people. Nathan Coley doesn’t provide answers but he does inspire those who see his work to ask questions.

Nathan Coley was born in 1967 in Glasgow, Scotland. He studied at the Glasgow School Art from 1985 to1989.From 1998 to 2005 he lived and worked in Dundee. In 2007 he was shortlisted for the Turner Prize. His work is represented in many international public and private collections.  He currently lives and works in Glasgow.

 

Lent & Holy Week at St. Kentigern’s

 

Stations of the Cross

Meditate and pray with the Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 7.00 pm.

The Stations of the Cross are led each week by a Parish group:

7 March – SCIAF/Justice & Peace

14 March – Sacramental Preparation Team

21 March – Society of St Vincent de Paul

28 March – Bereavement Group

4 April – Bi-lingual in Polish/English

11 April – Ministers of Holy Communion

18 April (Good Friday) – Parish

 

Parish Reflections for Lent with Pope Francis – ‘The Gospel of Joy’ An opportunity for Groups and individuals to pray and meditate on ‘The Gospel of Joy’ Group meetings will take place on Wednesday mornings after 10.00 am Mass.

“I invite all Christians to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ” Pope Francis

 

Parish Penitential Service

Thursday 27 March at 7.00 pm

 

Palm Sunday 13 April

10.15 am – Mass with Blessing of the Palms

Maundy Thursday 17 April

7.30 pm  -  Mass of the Last Supper

8.30 pm – 11.00 pm – Time for private adoration and prayer

Good Friday 18 April

3.00 pm  -   Liturgy of the Passion of Our Lord

7.00 pm  -  Stations of the Cross (for those who work)

Holy Saturday 19 April

10.00 am  –  Easter blessing of food (English/Polish)

8.30 pm  -  Solemn Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday 20 April

10.15 am  -  Easter Sunday Mass

(egg hunting for children after Mass)

 

The Alpha Course in the Catholic context is coming to our church this Easter (30 April) It is a 10-week course run on Wednesday evenings at 7.00 pm. And, is an opportunity for Christians and non-Christians alike who wish to explore the basics of the Christian faith.

 

Best Easter Wishes to all parishioners and friends

Fr Marcin and the PPC

 

The Sacrament of Holy Communion:

At St Kentigern’s we have a team of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who regularly take Communion to those who are sick or housebound and unable to get to Mass.  If you know of anyone in this situation who would like to receive Holy Communion at home, please contact Fr James in the first instance.

SSVP The main work of the SSVP in St Kentigern’s s visiting people within the local community who may be lonely, sick, and housebound or having some problems.  Would you like us to visit you or someone you know?  We can be contacted every Sunday after Mass in the Parish Room.