Sunday, September 6, 2015
A Natonal gathering to pray for the success of the forthcoming Synod on the Family will be
held in Garfin Groto on Sunday 6th September 2015.
The General Synod on the Family, which will take place in October 2015, will consider the
deliberations of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family which took place in October 2014,
together with the responses from the bishops, priests and laity throughout the world.
The main Celebrant and homilist at the Mass will be Bishop joseph Toal, Bishop of Motherwell.
We encourage priests from across Scotland to concelebrate Mass with Bishop Toal and other members of the Bishops' Conference on this occasion. Permanent Deacons are also invited to take part in the Mass.
The Carfin Pilgrimage Centre and St Francis Xavier Centre wil be available for use by pilgrims throughout the day. Pilgrims will also be able to visit the recently opened shrines within the grotto.