Welcome to the Catholic Worker in Glasgow
4 Minute Witness
This video is our latest witness outside the main gate of Faslane Nuclear Submarine base near Glasgow, Scotland. This is done in solidarity with the Faslane Peace Camp and all who are for non-violence and the elimination of weapons of mass destruction in Scotland and the world at large.


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Who are we?

We are a community of Catholics living out our faith in the world in partnership with people of all faiths and none.
We are inspired by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Catholic Social Teaching [Read more...]

A Glasgow Catholic Worker Prayer

Today we gather as a scattered community to pray
We ask you Lord to guide our hearts and hands
towards the works of mercy
which we as Catholic Workers are called to do .

We thank you Lord [more...]  

Who was Dorothy Day?

  Dorothy Day was born on November 8th, 1897 in Brooklyn New York. She spent much of her childhood in San Francisco and Chicago. It was during her families move to Chicago that Dorothy got to feel first hand the impact of not having needed resources, as her father was temporarily unemployed. He did gain employment as a journalist in Chicago, and while certainly [more...]

John Dear

John Dear joined us on the evening of 12th September 2013.  His talk was on non-viloence and and his contacts with the Catholic Worker. We didn't record the visit but John has written this Peace Journal from Scotland which gives an idea of his visit. Thank you John for your witness to the peace of Christ and the message of non-violence.

Rev, John Dear S.J. is a Jesuit Priest, Peace Activist, Organizer, Lecturer, Retreat leader, and author/editor of 28 books on peace and nonviolence. Archbishop Desmond Tutu has nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Place of Welcome

Our Place of Welcome is situated in the centre of Glasgow at the Garnethill Multicultural Centre in Rose Street.
Open from 9am to 1pm every Saturday it offers a place where asylum seekers and refugees who may be destitute can come. Refreshments are available. We are happy to welcome more...

Soup Kitchen

 We share our food with our sisters and brothers each Friday night between 9-10pm out on the street near Central Station Glasgow.

Those who help supply their own sandwiches for sharing. We also share soup and sometimes hot meals.

If you would like to help please get in touch.

The Catholic Worker Believes..

                    

  • The Catholic Worker believes in the gentle personalism of traditional Catholicism.
  • The Catholic Worker believes in the personal obligation of looking after the needs of our sisters and brothers.
  • The Catholic Worker believes in the daily practice of the works of mercy.
  • The Catholic Worker believes in Houses of Hospitality for the immediate relief of those who are in need.
  • The Catholic Worker believes in creating a new society within the shell of the old.

 Peter Maurin

Documentary on Dorothy Day


Letter signed by Dorothy Day on abortion

Letter signed by Dorothy Day

Events
Holy Week 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caring for our common home - Everybody is welcome to join in

Our activity this Holy Week (Thursday 18th April, Friday 19th April and Saturday 20th April) inspired by Laudato si' , is all about the environment. Thursday we clean up some of our mess, on Friday we walk through Glasgow on the Way of the Cross reflecting at each station on the suffering caused by climate change and on Saturday we witness in Buchanan Street for the need to change. 

Holy Thursday - meet outside St Aloysius church Rose Street Glasgow 9:30am to 11:00am

We have litter pickup sticks and black bags, we'll then set of for a location near by and clear up some of our mess.


Good Friday - meet at the Cenotaph in George Square Glasgow at 9:30am

'This sister [earth] now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her …' 

The Way of the Cross - We will process through part of the city centre following the cross, everyone who wants to will lead a station, if you would like to lead a particular station let us know. Finish outside St Andrew’s Cathedral.

Holy Saturday - meet junction of Gordon Street and Buchanan Street Glasgow 9am - finish 11:30am

We will have a stall with the Catholic Worker banner and another banner saying We Need To Change. In addition for those who want we will hold placards with slogans taken from Laudato Si'  'an unequal society is an unhealthy society', 'we are one single family', 'less is more', 'it is the poor that suffer most', 'animals are not mere resources', 'Masters, consumers and ruthless exploiters' etc. There will be a handout explaining these slogans. 

Ash Wednesday liturgy at Faslane

Wednesday 6th March 2019 - South Gate 2:45pm


Join us for our annual Ash Wednesday Service of repentance and resistance at the home of the UK's weapons of mass destruction.

We start at the car park next to the South Gate where we will mark each other with ashes and then process with the cross to the South Gate accompanied by readings, prayers and hymns. All are welcome.

Transport

We will have enough transport for those who need a lift from Rose Street in Glasgow (outside St Aloysius Church).  If you would like a lift from Rose St please email glw@catholicworker.org.uk. We will be leaving at 1:30pm.

To keep Lent is to confront the principalities and powers first of all in prayer. With Jesus we face the dark side of ourselves - this is so susceptible to capture and control by the powers. If it happens that we keep vigil publicly at the gates of economic, military, political or religious authority, we do so as an act of repentance, acknowledging the solidarity of sin.


Round table discussion

Next meeting 16th July 2019

Please email to find out more.

 

 

"We need round-table discussions to keep trained minds from becoming academic.

We need round-table discussions to keep untrained minds from becoming superficial.

We need round-table discussions to learn from scholars how things would be, if they were as they should be." 

Peter Maurin

4 Minute Witness

Next witness will be on Saturday 1st June 2019.

On the First Saturday of the month we witness at Faslane for peace and an end to weapons of mass destruction.  Join us at 2:30pm at the South Gate or get in touch, there may be transport available from the centre of Glasgow.

'I die with the conviction, held since 1968 and Catonsville, that nuclear weapons are the scourge of the earth; to mine for them, manufacture them, deploy them, use them, is a curse against God, the human family, and the earth itself.' Philip Berrigan

News
Feast of the Holy Innocents

Despite the puzzled looks of the passers by we stood in George Square on Wednesday 28th December 2016 for an hour of prayer and reflection on the feast of the Holy Innocents.

In addition to our normal Catholic Worker banner we had the banner shown below which tries to capture the a seamless garment community we strive to be.

Remembering Hiroshima

On 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th of August we held a vigil in the centre of Glasgow. We did this to remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Hiroshima bomb was dropped [more...]

Pluscarden

Catholic Worker 4 day retreat at Pluscarden Abbey ended on Thursday 4 July. Wonderful time to pray, reflect and listen. The quiet, the weather the company all added to the joy of our stay.

Blockade at Faslane

Ash Wednesday 2015After getting up at 4am I went to Hamilton to pick up Katrina at about 4:40am. We arrived in Glasgow at the Kinning Park Complex about 5:15am. We joined others on the bus to go to Faslane ,some of those going to the Blockade slept [more...]

Bairns not Bombs - Glasgow

Ash Wednesday 2015

Out at the demonstration against Trident in Glasgow on Holy Saturday. It was good to be with so many who were against weapons of mass destruction.

Visit from London Catholic Worker

On weekend of Friday 16th January we were really pleased to be visited by Mirjam and Sarah from the London Catholic Worker. Despite the terrible weather they helped out at the Soup Kitchen and on the Saturday at the Place of Welcome. Thanks Mirjam and Sarah.

Scrap Trident

Sunday 30 November - down at Faslane supporting those involved in the Scrap Trident demonstration. The campaign is growing.  

Armed Forces Day Stirling

Witnessing against the glorification of war in Stirling.

Catholic Worker Day Out to Largs

On Saturday 21st June we all went to Largs for the day. St Joseph's Justice & Peace group arranged to pay the cost of the bus. We soon realised that the outing was far more popular that we had anticipated

Sunny Place of Welcome

Workers taking a break at our Saturday Place of Welcome. A rare sunny day. 

Ash Wednesday - Faslane Nuclear Base

Very wet Ash Wednesday service at Faslane Nuclear Submarine Base near Glasgow. Direct our hearts to better things, O Lord.

Visit of Scott Albrecht

Some of the Glasgow Catholic Worker with Scott Albrecht from the Catholic Worker Farm at a Clarification of Thought day.

Drone witness in Sauchiehall Street Glasgow

On Saturday 5th October we put up a stall in Sauchiehall Street Glasgow in support of Drones Week of Action.

Faslane Protest

Catholic Workers joined Scottish Clergy Against Nuclear Arms in the Summer Witness for Peace on Saturday 7th September.

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Catholic Workers joined with Scottish CND and others to remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A peaceful act of contrition for the pain an suffering we caused to the people of Japan.

Soup Kitchen new kitchen

Saint Patricks in Anderston Glasgow is our new kitchen for the Soup Kitchen.

Asylum Seekers Demo

Catholic Workers at the Stop Destitution for Asylum seekers demonstration in Glasgow Saturday 29 June 2013

Euro Gathering

Catholic Worker Euro Gathering was held in Kent, England over the weekend of 18/19 May. How wonderful to be part of this gathering. So many people doing such good work.

Soup Kitchen

We are responsible for a Friday night soup kitchen in the Centre of Glasgow.

Protest at Faslane nucleur weapons base

Catholic Worker Brian Quail is the first to get arrested at the Faslane blockade on Monday 15 April.

Bedroom Tax protest

Showing solidarity with those who suffer from Government cuts on 30 March 2013.

Liturgy at Faslane

Snow and heavy rain did not stop our Ash Wednesday liturgy from being holy and highly symbolic.

Biography Of Dorothy Day

Dorothy Day was born on November 8th, 1897 in Brooklyn New York. She spent  much of her childhood in San Francisco and Chicago. It was during her families move to Chicago that Dorothy got to feel first hand the impact of not having needed resources, as her father was temporarily unemployed. He did gain employment as a journalist in Chicago, and while certainly not rich Dorothy grew up in a relatively

Meeting with Bix from Tacoma Catholic Worker

On Tuesday 18 December some of us met with Fr Bill Bichsel SJ or ‘Bix’  and shared supper here in Glasgow.

 

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