Roman Catholic Church
Charity No. SCO 11041
Welcome to St Brigid's Roman Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Motherwell, Scotland.
St Brigid's is a thriving parish of some 1,600 people, with a proud history in Newmains that stretches back to 1871. Indeed the chapel/school established here in 1871 is still standing - though it is now a Parish Centre serving the social needs of the whole community. We became a Parish in 1896 and our present Church was built in 1933. Now we gladly carry the Gospel of Christ into the third millenia.
The past few days have been busy in St Brigid's. On the 17th June we welcomed Bishop Toal to the Parish when he conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation on fifty-three of our young people. It was a moving experience and Parish and Parents owe a debt of gratitude to the Teachers and Staff of St Brigid's School for the way they prepared and presented our children.
Over last week-end we had Fr Willie Brandon of the SMA Fathers visit the Parish to appeal on behalf of his Society and the Missionary work they continue to do. He was a welcome guest in our midst with his own personality and style!
On Friday we had our Leavers Mass when we welcomed Primary 7 and prayed with them on the Feast of the Birth of St John the Baptist in thanksgiving for all the graces received during their time at St Brigid's School but also asking the Lord to continue to inspire them in the next stage of their young lives. May the Gifts of the Holy Spirit received recently in their Confirmation guide them ever onwards in the new environs and atmosphere of St Aidans High School.
This coming week will see the beginning of the School holidays. we wish our teachers and support Staff a happy and restful break and the time to soak up the sun and re-charge the batteries. For our children and their families that they too have a safe and happy holiday at home or away.
In the aftermath of the Referendum, we pray for our Civic Leaders in the challenges they face in future days. We pray for Peace and Understanding.